• Question: are there any specific sources of information which scientists use in there daily activties?

    Asked by abab256 to Alex, Rita, Rose, Steven, Susan on 20 Jan 2017.
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      Rose Kigathi answered on 20 Jan 2017:

      Yes. There are several data bases that are freely available to access information on scientific work done by other scientists. For example:
      pubmed: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=plant+immunity
      Google scholar: https://scholar.google.com//

      This helps access and read journals (scientific magazines). I use this on a daily basis because it is important to know what other scientit are doing, and I also use it alot for teaching the latest finding in my lecturers.

      As a scientist we are also required to publish in these journals so that other scientist can see if you have done good work and also they learn from you.

      Other places we get information are paid for by institutions where we work. E.g
      Research4life: http://www.research4life.org/

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      Rita Mudza answered on 20 Jan 2017:

      Hi abab256,
      There are various sources of information which scientist use, this might be from their daily activities as they walk on the road and hit a stone, it might strike a science idea, or sipping tea in the house, as they watch T.V or read newspapers- generally from day to day activities. However, specifically, scientists get information from published research articles which are works done by other scientists, books, seminars, symposiums, conferences etc