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Spring 2015
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Chem 584 Junior Seminar

Professors: Alice Deckert & Ryan Van Horn

Librarian: Cynthia Burton



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Web of Science Database


Web of Science
contains multidisciplinary coverage of over 10,000 scholarly  journals in the sciences, social sciences, and arts and humanities. You may limit your search to science coverage.

This database is also a citation index

A citation index is a bibliographic tool in print or electronic format that lists all referenced or cited source items published in a given time span. The tool  tracks the historical development -- backwards and forwards in time -- of an idea or given topic within the literature.

       Cited reference searching: Through a cited reference search, you can discover how a known idea or innovation has been confirmed, applied, improved, extended, or corrected. (Go forward in time from a known relevant article)

Related Records:  Find similar records based on shared references and keywords from other articles indexes by Web of Science.

       Citation Maps:  A Citation Map is a graphical representation that shows the citation relationships (cited references and citing articles) between a paper and other papers using various visualization tools and techniques.

       Analyze Tool:  Extract data values from a field that you select from the list. After you click Analyze, the system produces a report showing the values in ranked order.



Web of Science: Step by Step

Searching the Web of Science


    limit your search to Science Citation Index (if desired).  You may also limit by language and by publication date.

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      Use truncation/wildcard operators  ( * $ ? ) to search for plurals and variant spellings. 
    • Use quotation marks to retrieve a phrase such as "signal exchange"
    • For author searches follow the tips given on the search screen.


Topic Search:    temperature jump---> 1785 results note that they are sorted by publication date; resort by times cited and see what happens

                 Refine options are on the left. Here are some to try:

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  When you are viewing a single record:
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  • Click on the article title to view the full record.  Read the abstract, author keywords, keywords plus and more.
  • Click "search for article" box to see if this article is available at Allegheny.  If not, click on the link to Illiad to order a copy via interlibrary loan.
  • click on the mark record box to save for exporting to Refworks.

 Author Searching

  Enter Van Horn R  making sure that the field tag is for author                     

Look under the Organizations limiting field.  what do you notice?


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Van Horn, Ryan M.; Cheng, Stephen Z. D. Crystallization in Polymer Thin Films: Morphology and Growth. In Polymer Thin Films; Tsui, O. K. C., Russell, T. P., Eds.; World Scientific: New York, 2008

Van Horn, Ryan M.; Zheng, Joseph X.; Sun, Hao-Jan; Hsiao, Ming-Siao; Zhang, Wen-Bin; Dong, Xuehui; Xu, Junting; Thomas, Edwin L.; Lotz, Bernard; Cheng, Stephen Z. D. “Solution Crystallization Behavior of Crystalline-Crystalline Diblock Copolymers of Poly(ethylene oxide)-block-poly(e-caprolactone)Macromolecules 201043, 6113

Hsiao, Ming-Siao; Zheng, Joseph X.; Van Horn, Ryan M.; Quirk, Roderic P.; Thomas, Edwin L.; Chen, Hsin-Lung; Lotz, Bernard; Cheng, Stephen Z. D. ”Poly(ethylene oxide) Crystal Orientation Change under One-Dimensional Nanoscale Confinement using Polystyrene-block-Poly(ethylene oxide) Copolymers: Confined Dimension and Reduced Tethering Density Effects” Macromolecules 200942, 8343

Cao, Yan; Van Horn, Ryan M.; Tsai, Chi-Chun; Graham, Matthew J.; Jeong, Kwang-Un; Wang, Bojie; Auriemma, Finizia; De Rosa, Claudio; Lotz, Bernard; Cheng, Stephen Z. D. “Epitaxially Dominated Crystalline Morphologies of the gamma-Phase in Isotactic Polypropylene” Macromolecules 200942, 4758

Tissue, B. M. (2013) Sample Preparation, Extractions, and Chromatography, in Basics of Analytical Chemistry and Chemical Equilibria, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118647042.ch2


Gomez-Cabrera, M.-C., Martínez-Costa, C. and Sastre, J. (2011) Poverty, in The Chemical Element: Chemistry's Contribution to Our Global Future, First Edition (eds J. Garcia-Martinez and E. Serrano-Torregrosa), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527635641.ch3

Klopries, S., Koopmans, K. R. M., Sanchez-Garcia, E. and Schulz, F. (2014), Biosynthesis with Fluorine. ChemBioChem, 15: 495–497. doi: 10.1002/cbic.201300750

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