Journals play a major role in communicating scientific information. They have been called the heart of the system that creates and transmits knowledge. This book tells readers how to make effective use of the journal literature to find information and how to contribute. A directory of core journals provides bibliographic information about the journals themselves. Anyone who uses the journal literature of the physical sciences or who is considering publishing in the field would find this book useful.
Aline Lefler Primack (M.L.S., University of Wisconsin) is a university librarian, Science Library, University of Florida. She has published How to Find Out in Pharmacy (Pergamon, 1969) and Finding Answers in Science and Technology (Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1984).