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Conference papers allow researchers to share and discuss their findings before the work of formal article writing begins. This is one way to find very recent research on a topic. Citations for conference proceedings are included in subject-specific databases and databases created just for proceedings. Using author searching techniques in other databases or Google Scholar can be helpful if trying to find more than a conference work's abstract or related works if the conference work (poster, paper, etc.,) is not available in full-text. Citations for conference proceedings are included in subject-specific databases and several databases created just for proceedings. Below are some of the best places to find conference proceedings in Chemistry:
Contains in each record a list of the papers presented at each conference. Covers every published congress, symposium, conference, exposition, workshop and meeting received by The British Library Document Supply Centre.
Conference Proceedings: Getting the Full-Text
Sometimes a conference proceeding will be published after it has been presented. Other times, it may never appear until the research is included in a formal article or book. To further complicate the situation, proceedings may be published as a book, a special journal issue, online, or any mix of these formats. Here are some best practices when looking for the full-text of a conference proceeding:
Conduct a google search for a website for the conference or from a conference's sponsor. These websites will often tell you if the proceedings have been published. Some even offer abstracts or full-text on the conference website.
For proceedings published in books, search the catalog for the conference name or the ISBN of the proceeding.