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Secondary and Tertiary Literature: Secondary Literature

Overview

Secondary Literature


These are the publications that provide access to the primary publications discussed earlier. They include Includes indexes and abstracts; and review articles, handbooks, dictionaries, encyclopedias, monographs, data collections, and textbooks.

  • Indexes & Abstracts
    • Each scientific discipline has at least one major index/abstract. In addition there are general indexes that include scientific periodicals
      • Expanded Academic ASAP
      • ProQuest Direct
      • Chemical Abstracts
      • INSPEC
      • Compendex
      • PubMed (Medline)
      • BIOSIS Previews
      • Citation Indexes
  • Data Collections
    • Material selected from primary sources and arranged to facilitate access. Data may be evaluated before inclusion. Often more useful for finding specific data/spectra than searching the primary sources
      • Reaxys
      • CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics
      • Combined Chemical Dictionary
      • Cambridge Structure Database
      • The Merck Index
      • Numerical Data and Functional Relationships in Science & Technology (Landolt-Bornstein)