Flow of Scientific Information

This concept map gives an overview of communication in the evolution of scientific information. Scientific information begins as an idea, may be published on a personal website or presented at a conference, later to be published as a journal article. These types of publications are sometimes referred to as primary literature. Secondary literature may be discovered as a review article, or article indexes which point to the primary literature. Tertiary literature may be in the form of an encycl...

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Flow of Scientific Information by Mind Map: Flow of Scientific Information

1. Your Toolbox

1.1. Ask Us!

1.1.1. What's this?

1.2. Borrow Direct

1.2.1. What's this?

1.3. DartDoc

1.3.1. What's this?

1.4. Library Catalog

1.4.1. What's in it?

1.5. LibX Toolbar

1.5.1. What's this?

1.6. Google

1.6.1. What's in it?

1.6.2. Web Search Strategies in Plain English

1.7. Google Scholar

1.7.1. What's in it?

1.7.1.1. Search Tips

1.8. Pathfinder Pro

1.8.1. What's this?

1.8.2. What's in it?

1.9. Summon

1.9.1. What's this?

1.10. Research Guides

1.10.1. What's this?

1.11. RefWorks

1.11.1. What's this?

1.12. Article Citation Finder

1.12.1. What's this?

2. Idea About to be Published

2.1. Back of the napkin

2.2. Email

2.3. Lab notebook

2.4. Social network site

2.5. Twitter

2.6. Personal or organization website

3. Where to Find What

3.1. Articles

3.1.1. Article Indexes

3.1.1.1. What's in it?

3.1.2. Article Databases

3.1.2.1. What's in it?

3.1.3. Google Scholar

3.1.3.1. What's in it?

3.1.3.1.1. Search Tips

3.1.4. Google

3.1.4.1. What's in it?

3.1.5. Summon

3.1.5.1. What's in it?

3.2. Finding Books

3.2.1. Library Catalog

3.2.1.1. What's in it?

3.2.2. Google Books

3.2.2.1. What's in it?

3.2.2.2. New node

3.2.3. Worldcat

3.2.3.1. What's in it?

3.2.4. Hathi Trust Digital Library

3.2.4.1. What's in it?

4. Publication

4.1. First Public Presentation

4.1.1. Conference Abstracts

4.1.2. Preprint

4.1.3. Thesis or Dissertation

4.1.4. Media

4.1.5. Technical reports

4.1.6. Patents

4.2. Published

4.2.1. Journals - Peer Reviewed

4.2.2. Journals - Non Peer Reviewed

4.2.2.1. Magazines

4.2.2.1.1. Trade

4.2.2.1.2. Popular

4.2.3. Conference Papers

4.3. Summaries of Information

4.3.1. Encyclopedia

4.3.1.1. Access Science

4.3.1.1.1. What's in it?

4.3.1.2. Wikipedia

4.3.1.2.1. What's in it?

4.3.2. Books

4.3.2.1. Commercially Published

4.3.2.2. Open Access

5. MINDMAP KEY! What you see is an outline of main topics. Click on the small + sign to open up a node. Mouse over the small grey symbols to view notes and links to websites or images.