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Chemistry 24N: Freshman Seminar on Nutrition and History
Selected Library Resources
Style Manuals |
Before starting to do research for a paper, it is helpful to understand the structure and
organization of scientific information. Please see:
- Socrates: Stanford’s Online Catalog
Socrates contains books and titles of journals owned by the Stanford Libraries. To
find journal articles, you need to search Indexes and Abstracts.
When searching Socrates, it is helpful to put your “ideal” keywords into
the title field. Then, view the long record for titles that look relevant. Included in
the description are subject headings. Clicking on subject headings will help you find
more items on the same topic that may have not used the keyword you searched.
For example, below are the titles and subjects that were used for some of the books
placed on reserve for this class:
|Guns, germs, and steel: the fates of human societies
Human beings--Effect of environment on.
|The Vitamin hunters
|Seed to civilization: the story of food
|Seeds of change: five plants that transformed mankind
||Plants and civilization.
|On food and cooking: the science and lore of the kitchen
|Plagues and peoples
|The great hunger: Ireland 1845-1849.
Ireland--Emigration and immigration.
|Rats, lice and history / being a study in biography, which
after twelve preliminary chapters indispensable for the preparation
of the lay reader, deals with the life history of typhus fever.
Rats as carriers of disease.
|The potato: how the humble spud rescued the western world
Plants and history.
- Most books are available only in printed form, however there is a growing number
of books available on the internet. Some online nutrition books can be found at
Indexes to the Journal Literature
- The ACS Style Guide: A Manual for Authors and Editors, 2nd Edition.
Washington, DC: American Chemical Society, c1997.
Location: Swain Permanent Reserves QD8.5 .A25 1997
Selected Web Sites
Searching the Internet
- Search Engines Workshop
Focuses on using Google, AllTheWeb, and Alta Vista. Also includes criteria on how to
evaluate a web site. The web comprises a wide range of materials that may contain
authoritative, biased, or incorrect information.
Quick tip for using Google: add “site:.edu” or “site:.org” to
limit a search to educational or organization sites. Many times organizations dedicated to a
particular topic will have links to other resources.