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This Course Guide will direct you to research information strategies and resources that will guide you to finding appropriate and relevant information in the field of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering. Obviously, there are overlaps with other disciplines such as Chemistry, Materials Science, Molecular Biology, Nanotechnology, Environmental Sciences & Engineering and the subject will continue to expand and converge with other areas. This guide builds on several goals:
- how to conduct a literature search
- how to stay informed and updated about new outputs in various topical areas - register for new releases and alert services
- citation options
- citation managers (bibliographic management systems)
- how to share information with colleagues and collaborators
- authenticating yourself - ORCID ID
- publishing trends & opportunities in field
- getting ready for thesis or dissertation research
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Trends in Scholarly Communication
Scholarly publishing is constantly changing due to the "open movements" including Open Access, institutional repositories and directives, data management compliance, peer review practices, and other aspects that are responding to new demands in scholarly communication.
Following and tracking these issues is important.
Creating Academic Profile
There are many options for creating and enhancing your academic profile. Some hints include keeping information professional & do not share too many personal details through social media and if you post any documents make sure that they are in PDF and can't be altered. Sources that may be useful include:
Google Scholar Profile
Follow these steps:
1. Step 1: Create your basic profile. Log on to scholar.google.com and click the “My Profile” link at the top of the page to get your account setup started. ...
2. Step 2: Add publications. ...
3. Step 3: Make your profile public.
is a social reference management site with more than 5 million users. You may already be using it to store your citations and help keep track of your research, but it also has some great social features. You can list or upload your research publications, provide a brief academic CV, biographical information, and participate in a group. Mendeley groups allow you to share and discover new research in your field.
Even though LaTeX usage is the foundation of Overleaf it can be used to share and collaborate on other projects. UCI offers the Professional account here.
The Library website is a good point of departure to find almost anything. Research Guides prepared at UCI are good jumping off points for more specific resources and include: