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  • DOAJ : Directory of Open Access Journals

    Aims & Scope

    The aim of the DOAJ is to increase the visibility and ease of use of open access scientific and scholarly journals, thereby promoting their increased usage and impact. The DOAJ aims to be comprehensive and cover all open access scientific and scholarly journals that use a quality control system to guarantee the content. In short, the DOAJ aims to be the one-stop shop for users of open access journals.

    Chemistry Central

    Chemistry Central

    is an open access chemistry publisher, operated by BioMed Central and owned by Springer Science+Business Media, committed to the free and widespread dissemination of chemical research.

    All original research articles are made freely and permanently accessible online immediately upon publication, which allows articles to be re-used and re-distributed without restriction, as long as the original work is correctly cited.

    Tips for Database Searching

    • Keep your initial search simple—set the limit for “Full Text” right away, but save other limits (such as date ranges, number of pages, peer-reviewed, etc.) until you see the results list.

     

    • Look for common database tools (suggested subject headings, abstracts, citation help, emailing and save options) on the edges of the page, often in a color bar above the search boxes or in a separate frame on the right or left of your results list.

    • Use the right Boolean operator--usually AND--to link two search terms.  Using OR often results in a large number of unrelated (and less useful) results.  Using AND assures that both of your search terms will appear in the same document.

    Want more information about Boolean searching?

    Boolean Tutorial - Beginner

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    Journal of Chemical Education

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