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CHEM 701: Research Orientation Seminar

Subject Librarian

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Jodi Psoter
Duke Marine Lab
135 Duke Marine Lab Rd
Beaufort, NC 28516

Getting Started

Literature and Chemical Information Databases

Top chemical databases:

Crystal Structure Data

Database tutorials, tips, and help:

Citation Management Tools

Citation tools allow you to save and organize your research. They also let you create formatted bibliographies in Word.

Endnote product logo

Downloadable as a standalone program from OIT, EndNote is a powerful citation tool for organizing your research and creating formatted citations. In addition to the standalone option, you can create an EndNote Web account.

This feature will look for and then download full-text pdfs of articles in your references. You will have to authenticate with your NetID so that EndNote knows which journals you have access to through Duke Libraries.

  1. Get to your preferences by going to Edit > Preferences
  2. Choose Find Full Text
  3. Make sure OpenURL is checked and enter “” into the OpenURL Path field
  4. Enter “” into the Authenticate URL
  5. Click OK

Zotero product logo

Downloadable as a standalone program or a Firefox extension, Zotero is designed to store content in any format, including PDFs, images, audio and video files, and snapshots of web pages. Zotero operates with thousands of sites, and automatically indexes your library for ease of access.

Mendeley product logo

Free PDF and reference manager. Read, annotate, organize, and collaborate on research projects with others using Mendeley.  

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