A professor has provided this link to Milestones in Neuroscience Research. It includes the dates of highlights in the history of neuroscience and the names of important neuroscientists. Your assignments will require that you do research of historical and contemporary neuroscientists in the fields of neuroanatomy and neurophysiology.
The following sources contain biographic information that will be useful for completing the assignments in this course.
In the following resources, enter your search term "neuroanatomy" or "neurophysiology" (for one course) or "occipital" or "frontal brain" (for another course) You will retrieve a definition of the term, along with a list of pioneers in those fields, along with links to articles on the topics. Some of the articles are from scholarly journals, while others are links to entries in specialized encyclopedias.
If you are accessing this material from off-campus, you will be prompted to enter your Susquehanna username and password.
Scholarly articles can be found by using the following specialized databases that focus on the sciences:
MEDLINE cites more than 19,000 sources covering all aspects of medicine, dentistry, and nursing published since 1950 by the National Library of Medicine
tip:use the subject icon or the subject field to search for the concept, not merely the word
PubMed Central is a free full-text archive of more than 3 million articles in the biomedical and life sciences journal literature at the U.S. National Institutes of Health's National Library of Medicine (NIH/NLM).
tip: go to advanced search and search for your term in the body--key terms
ScienceDirect Full-text for over 1700 journals in the sciences, social sciences, and business; citations and abstracts for nearly 3600 journals
tip: go to advanced search; limit your results by using the categories on the left
PsycINFO Citations/abstracts of journal articles, books, dissertations, reports in psychology and related fields
tip:use the thesaurus icon to search for the concept, not merely the word
To search all of the library's holdings and beyond, search Summon.
General Searching Tips.
Go to Advanced Search to enter multiple search terms, e.g., neuroanatomy in the first box and theory OR theories in the second box. Another example, occipital in one box, diseases in another, Be specific, i.e., if there is a disease you are researching type the name of the disease.
Use to access full text in another database, or to access the interlibrary loan form.
You can enter the name of a neuroscientist.
If the library doesn't own the material you are looking for, you can request it through interlibrary loan.
Using the A to Z Periodicals List to find open access journals.
You can search for a list of journals that match certain criteria:
Click on to see if the journal is peer-reviewed.
Google and Open Access Journals
In a Google search, type open access neuroscience OR open access neuroanatomy OR open access neurophysiology to find articles on the topics
Set up Google Scholar to link to articles available at SU (SU Full Text) by:
RSS feeds are a method of delivering regularly changing web content such as journal or website articles and blog posts.
Brain Topography RSS Feed
Different disciplines use different citation styles. Ask your professor which style you should use. Be precise: use the punctuation, capitalization, etc., recommended. Be consistent.
(Both of the Neuroscience faculty recommend APA (the American Psychological Association) format. When you get to the APA links at the Library site, click on the Purdue OWL link for comprehensive and current explanation and examples.)
If you have questions about formats, ask a librarian.