Concept: When you are researching an area that
is brand new to you, it is a good idea to search in very general
domains first, and then look in more specific areas.
1. Turro Group Literature
There are a number of resources within the Turro Group.
a) books and series on a number of
b) collection of reviews and journal
articles that have been collected in binders by various members
of the Turro Group
This is a search engine that can lead you to general information
on your subject, universities that might focus in that area, as
well as the homepages of researchers in a particular subject area.
This is a search engine for scientific subjects.
Libraries On-Line Catalogue (CLIO)
Find out what books the library might have on the subject area.
Even though you might find older references here, a good review
chapter can give you a feel for the key people in the field and
past directions that laid a foundation for recent research.
Searching the Scientific Literature
Now that you are more familiar with the people in the field and
they key concepts, now search the scientific literature. Don’t
forget that you can refine your searches by reference type so you
can find some recent reviews in the area, before you ultimately
jump to the primary literature.
8. Search on-line journals (see favorites)
Searching Photochemical Sources
Sciences Information Gateway
There is a section on this page where you can search photochemistry
10. Photochemistry Database
This is a site that will search only the photochemical literature
11. The European Photochemical
This site has a link to all the other photochemical society webpages
with links to the homepages of photochemists world-wide.
Who's Who in Photochemistry
An internet directory for photochemists. A link to homepages and
resources of other photochemists
Any references that you collect should be organized in an Endnote
database, and you should store your PDF's electronically. In the
Turro Group, we have a structured way of labeling PDF's and linking
them to Endnote. Please see "Labeling
PDF's" and "Storing
Literature References Using Endnote."
Searching for Spectroscopic
Searching for Synthetic Information