There are many sources to consult for information about Nanobubbles or Microbubbles as they related to the study of water processing. This guide introduces the sources, how to use them and how to obtain content. This is quite an interdisciplinary topic that spans Chemistry, Materials, Water Sciences, Civil & Chemical Engineering, Medical & Healthcare and Business applications. Building on the details of the growth of Greentech this guide leads researchers to where current information is located. Nearly all the resources require access from on-campus and are restricted to UCI affiliates for remote access.
Peer reviewed journals come from 3 sources: 1) commercial publishers; 2) professional or scholarly societies (very common in Engineering); 3) government agencies or departments, non-profits. In addition, non-peer reviewed content is published in many sources including science journalism, newspapers, review pieces.
The following publishers cover this topic to some degree or another. Make sure you are connected to the VPN if working from off-campus.
Business materials include marketing reports, competitive strategies & intelligence, corporate & industry information, trade output, product development and related sources.
Special resources includes non-traditional content such as standards, theses & dissertations, patents, government information (technical reports) and other grey or ephemeral information.
There has been a lot of activity and discussion about predatory publishing. That is content that does not go through peer review and is often made to appear that it does, stealing permuted titles, offering incomplete information about authors and their affiliations, often using their names without their permissions. In addition to journals of that ilk that are starting up all around the world, there are also predatory conferences where submissions and programming does not go through peer review.
The growth and proliferation of repositories such as Sci-Hub
which began in 2011, is often confused with providing free access to millions of research papers and books by mirroring official sources, often bypassing publishers' paywalls in various ways. Copyright is not honored. Today more than 74 million papers have found their way into Sci-Hub often violating the law and making users think that it is in the spirit of open access. You are urged to seek access through libraries and not provide personal login credentials to Sci-Hub.