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CHEM 220. Introductory Instrumental Analysis: Topic search

Example

Topic: I am writing a paper about the analysis of pigments in paintings. I am interested in Raman spectroscopy, but would be open to considering other methods.

Build the search query:

1) Identify concepts
2) Start with a broad search (2-3 concepts) and refine later with an additional concept

Steps:

1) Search by Research Topic: enter the query
2) Select answer set
3) Review the results
4) Refine the answer set by Research Topic
5) Select references

Questions:
1) Are there any patents?
2) Who is the author with the highest number of papers?

In-class practice

 - Methods to clean up oil spills in the ocean

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