What is primary, secondary and tertiary literature? How does a researchers idea become part of the scholarly communication of a discipline? View this flow chart to find out.
When researching topics in inorganic chemistry, it may be helpful to find background information via websites or specialized encyclopedias.
If searching a specifc compound, you will need the following:
This information can be found in the following, as well as background information on chemistry research topics.
Review articles summarize existing published information about a topic. They can be terrific starting places for research because authors have already compiled the most useful information for you in one place. They also have lengthy bibliographies which can be mined for additional information.
Example of a review article:
Andrés Aguado and Martin F. Jarrold. Melting and Freezing of Metal Clusters. Annual Review of Physical Chemistry. 62: 151-172 (Volume publication date May 2011) DOI: 10.1146/annurev-physchem-032210-103454
To find review articles, use the SciFinder Web Refine by Content Type in the right column.