Thursday, April 8, 2010

How to do research on the internet?

How to do research on the internet?
(Presented in the Research Forum (Kongunadu arts and science college) Meeting on 03.11.08)
Abdul Kareem.T Research ScholarDepartment of PhysicsKongunadu Arts and Science College


What research information is on the internet?

* Company reports and financial information

* Conference proceedings

* Contact details for other researchers

* Laws, government announcements and parliamentary debates

* News and current affairs

* Databases of reference material

* Places where you can discuss topics and ask for help

* Academic research papers

See this

Before starting a search

* Think about the information you are searching for.

* Would it be better to use a search engine or a subject directory?

* What words would best describe your subject? Try to be as precise as possible.

* Develop a search strategy

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Searching options

* Search Engines: Search using keywords Examples:,,/

* Metasearch Engines: All search engines in one place Dogpile, Search, Metacrawler.

* Subject Gateways: Organised lists of web pages, divided into subject areas ,, (librarians internet index)

See this

Search engines: How do they work?

* A computer program is constantly searching the Web and retrieving information from the central database.

* Use a search engine for less common words, narrow topics, and to return a large number of pages.

See this

Metasearch engines: How do they work?

* Search request is sent to several other search engines simultaneously then compiled into

the metasearch engine

* Subject specific pages have been compiled into one site to help you locate useful web pages
* Subject Gateways Use a subject gateway when you are looking for well defined topics, less material.

See this

Search strategy

* How you will look for information

* Note any alternative terms

* Refine your search by using the facilities built into a search engine (Boolean operators )

What do my results mean?

* The most relevant pages appear at the top of the list

* Refine your search to reduce the amount of material you retrieve

* Web page address or URL (Universal Resource Locator) helpful on deciding whether or

not useful

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Be careful!

* Anyone can put material on the web. So, web pages should be viewed with even more

caution than most print material.

* Who is responsible for the site?

* What is the rationale for the site?

* Is there a list or bibliography of corroborative evidence?

* Is there a date when the site was last updated?

* Does the site seem to be permanent or part of a permanent organisation?

See this

For better results

* Search engines and directories do not search in every part of the internet. There is much useful information that is only available by searching in online databases, including reference materials and journal articles

* Think about alternative terms that can be used to describe the same concepts:

1. Synonyms (eg mobile telephones, cellular telephones)

2. Plural/singular forms (eg women, woman)

3. Spelling variations(eg behaviour, behavior)

4. Variations of a root word (eg feminism, feminist, feminine)

5. Acronyms (eg chief executive officer, CEO)

See this

Useful Links:

Search Engines



* (MSN)





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Metasearch Engines





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Web Directories





See this

Scientific Literature Digital Library and Search Engine





* (Japan Science and technology Information Aggregator)

See this

Journals Available Free Online

Collections of Journals & theses

• (Directory of Open Access Journals,3707 journals )

• (4494 Open Access Journals,2416 Peer-Reviewed)


• (Bielefeld Academic Search Engine)


• (Indian Academy of Sciences )

• (Open access to 504,499 e-prints)


• (3449 journals)

• (public library of science)

• (Science and Development Network)


• (269 institutions all over the world, including

IISc Research publications)

• (Registry of Open Access Repositories resulted in 1167


* (250 research libraries from 55 countries)

* (few universities from 6 countries)




See this

Journals Available Free Online

Materials Science (Science and Technology of Advanced

2. Materials)Physics1. (New journal of Physics)

3. (Acta Physica Slovaca )

4. (Condensed Matter Physics )

5. (International scientific journal semiconductor

physics, quantum electronics & optoelectronics) (High-Energy Physics Literature Database)


See this

Journals Available Free Online

Computer Science

1. of bibliographies in

computer science )




• (MathSciNet: Mathematical Reviews on the Web)

• (Journal of Scientific and Mathematical Research

See this

Journals Available Free Online

Biological journals (International Journal of Biological Sciences ) (Journal of Anthropological Sciences )

Computer science journals

1. (Logical Methods in Computer Science)

2. (Journal of Object Technology)

3. (INFOCOMP Journal of Computer Science)

See this

My Suggestion

• Bring all our research scholars online by making online discussion forum or group (Google groups, Yahoo groups etc.)

• Compulsorily submit CD format of all theses to disseminate our work on internet

Advantages of this group

• Easy collection of literatures

• Easy method to contact research scholars

• Sharing of new ideas

• Dissemination of Job information after M.Phil and Ph.D

See this

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

ISF Analytical Laboratory,Panjab

  1. HPLC Binary System (Waters)
  2. Gas Chromatograph
  4. FTIR Spectrometer (THERMO)
  5. Zetasizer (Beckman Coulter)
  6. UV-Visible spectrophotometer
  7. Fluorescence spectrophotometer
  8. Tritator with KF Attachment
  9. Dissolution Testing Apparatus
  10. Lyophilizer

Please Go to ISF Analytical Laboratory

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

SICART, Gujarat

  1. Transmission Electron Microscope (200KV) (TEM)
  2. Scanning Electron Microscope with EDAX (ESEM)
  3. 400 MHz FT – NMR Spectrometer (Liquid & Solid Multi Nuclei Probe)
  4. Liquid Comatography Mass Spectrometer (LC-MS-MS)
  5. High Performance Thin Layer Chromatography (HPTLC)
  6. X-ray Diffractometer
  7. Inductive Coupled Plasma Spectrometer
  8. UV-VIS-NIR Spectrometer With Reflectance attachment
  9. FTIR Spectrometer
  10. Micro Hardness Tester
  11. C-H-N-O-S Analyser
  12. Gas Chromatograph - Mass Spectrometry (GC - MS)
  13. HPLC
  14. Universal (Tensile) Testing Machine
  15. Gas Chromatograph
  16. Thermal Analysis TGA, DSC & DTA
  17. Gel Permeation Chromatograph – GPC
  18. Laser Flash Thermal Conductive Meter
  19. Mercury Porosimeter
  20. Laser Particle Analyzer
  21. Liquid Nitrogen Plant
  22. Ion Chromatography
  23. Supporting Instruments
  24. Ultra Microtome
  25. Carbon (Vaccum) Coating Unit
  26. LCR – Q Meter 
  27. Viscometer 

  1. Total Organic Content (TOC): For rapid measurement of even small quantity of organic matter in samples of water, wastewater, sludge etc. and determination of degree of contamination.
  2. Waste water analysis: pH, Conductivity, TDS, Salinity, BOD, COD, Hardness, Chloride, Fluoride, Chlorine, Iodine, Bromine, Cr+6, Sulphide, Ammonical Nitrogen, Suspended Solids, Dissolved Oxygen
  3. Solid Waste/Soil analysis: Moisture, pH, Conductivity, Salinity, Hardness, Fluoride, Cr+6, Sulphide, Ammonical Nitrogen.
  4. Ambient Air quality Monitoring by MOBILE VAN: SPM, CO, SO2, NOX, O3, Total Hydrocarbons.
  5. Heavy Metal Analysis: Trace analysis of metals facility for detection of elements simultaneously in the UV-VIS range.
  6. Metrological parameters monitoring: Monitoring of wind speed, wind direction, atmospheric temp. humidity and rain.
  7. Stack analysis: Stack air monitoring facility available.
Please Go to SICART, Gujarat

Monday, April 5, 2010


Please Go to STIC, Cochin

Friday, April 2, 2010

SAIF, IIT Bombay

  1. CHNSO Elemental Analyzer(CHNS)
  2. Electron Spin Resonance Spectrometer(ESR)
  3. Fourier Transform Infra-Red Spectrometer(FTIR)
  4. Fourier Transform Infra-Red Spectrometer Imaging System (FTIR Imaging System)
  5. Gas Chromatograph-Mass Spectrometer(GC-MS)
  6. Image Analyzing System(IAS)
  7. Inductively Coupled Plasma -Atomic Emission Spectrometer(ICP-AES)
  8. Liquid Chromatograph Mass Spectrometer(LC-MS)
  9. Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectrometer(NMR)
  10. Thermal Analysis System(TAS)
  11. Transmission Electron Microscope(TEM)
  12. X-Ray Fluorescence Spectrometer(XRF)
  13. Environment Scanning Electron Microscope(ESEM)
  14. Time-of-Flight Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometer (ToF SIMS)
  15. ICP-MS
  16. SIMS
  17. FTIR-Imaging
  18. SEM-High Resolution
Please Go to SAIF, IIT Bombay

Thursday, April 1, 2010

SAIF, IIT Madras

  1. X and Q-band EPR Spectrometer
  2. X band EPR Spectrometer
  3. Vibrating Sample Magnetometer
  4. 500 MHz FT NMR Spectrometer
  5. 400 MHz FT NMR Spectrometer
  6. IR Spectrophotometer 450-4000 cm-1
  7. FT-Raman Spectrometer 10-10000 cm-1
  8. UV-VIS-NIR spectrometer
  9. Spectro Fluorometer
  11. Thermal Analyzer
  12. GC-MS Spectrometer
  13. ESCA Spectrometer
  14. Mossbauer Spectrometer
  15. Single Crystal X-Ray Diffractometers
  16. X-ray Fluorescence spectrometer (WD XRF)
  17. High Resolution Scanning Electron Microscope
Please Go to SAIF, IIT Madras

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

DST Unit on Nanoscience (DSTUNS), IIT Madras

  1. Matrix Assisted Laser Desorption Time of Flight Mass Spectrometer(MALDI TOF MS)
  2. High Resolution Transmission Electron Microscopy(HRTEM)
  3. Confocal Raman Microscopy (CRM)
  4. Ultramicrotome
Please go to DST Unit on Nanoscience (DSTUNS), IIT Madras