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Svetla Baykoucheva, PhD

Svetla Baykoucheva

Librarian IV

Librarian for Chemistry and the Life Sciences

Svetla Baykoucheva is the Chemistry and Life Sciences Librarian. She holds a BS and MS in Chemistry, a PhD in Microbiology, and a library degree. For many years, she performed research in biochemistry and microbiology. She later served as a manager of the American Chemical Society's Library & Information Center in Washington, D.C. and head of the UMD's White Memorial Chemistry Library. Svetla teaches chemical information and bibliographic management. She has published more than 40 articles in peer review journals, many other articles, and a book, "Managing Scientific Information and Research Data" (Elsevier, 2015). Her current research interests are focused on information literacy, management of scientific information, and scientific communication. 

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Publications (ResearcherID)

Scalfani, Vincent F. (2015) An interview with Svetla Baykoucheva: Chemist, Microbiologist, Translator, Editor, Interviewer, Librarian, and Author Extraordinaire

Baykoucheva, Svetla (2015) Managing Scientific Information and Research Data, Elsevier [book]

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Selected refereed articles:

Baykoucheva, S., Houck, J. D., & White, N. (2015). Integration of EndNote Online in Information Literacy Instruction Designed for Small and Large Chemistry Courses. Journal of Chemical Education, DOI: 10.1021/acs.jchemed.1025b00515. doi:10.1021/acs.jchemed.5b00515

Baykoucheva, Svetla. 2011. Comparison of the contributions of CAPLUS and MEDLINE to the performance of SciFinder in retrieving the drug literature. Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship (Summer).

Baykoucheva, Svetla. 2010. Selecting a database for drug literature retrieval: A comparison of MEDLINE, Scopus™, and Web of Science®. Science & Technology Libraries 29:276-288.

Mohammed, B. S., D. L. Luthria, S. P. Baykousheva, and H. Sprecher. 1997. Regulation of the biosynthesis of 4,7,10,13,16-docosapentaenoic acid. Biochemical Journal 326:425-430.  

Baykousheva, S. P., D. L. Luthria, and H. Sprecher. 1995. Peroxisomal-microsomal communication in unsaturated fatty acid metabolism. FEBS Letters 367 (2):198-200.

Luthria, D. L., S. P. Baykousheva, and H. Sprecher. 1995. Double bond removal from odd-numbered carbons during peroxisomal β- oxidation of arachidonic acid requires both 2,4-dienoyl-CoA reductase and Δ3,5,Δ2,4-dienoyl-CoA isomerase. Journal of Biological Chemistry 270 (23):13771-13776.

Sprecher, H., D. L. Luthria, B. S. Mohammed, and S. P. Baykousheva. 1995. Reevaluation of the pathways for the biosynthesis of polyunsaturated fatty acids. Journal of Lipid Research 36 (12):2471-2477.

Sprecher, H. W., S. P. Baykousheva, D. L. Luthria, and B. S. Mohammed. 1995. Differences in the regulation of biosynthesis of 20- versus 22-carbon polyunsaturated fatty acids. Prostaglandins, Leukotrienes and Essential Fatty Acids 52 (2-3): 99-101.

Sprecher, Howard, and Svetla Baykousheva. 1994. The role played by beta-oxidation in unsaturated fatty acid biosynthesis. In World Review of Nutrition and Dietetics; Fatty acids and lipids: Biological aspects.

Baykousheva, Svetla P., Devanand L. Luthria, and Howard Sprecher. 1994. Arachidonic acid formed by peroxisomal β-oxidation of 7,10,13,16-docosatetraenoic acid is esterified into 1-acyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphocholine by microsomes. Journal of Biological Chemistry 269 (28):18390-18394.

Selected book chapters included in the book "Managing Scientific Information and Research Data" (Elsevier, 2015)

Coping with “Big Data”: eScience (pp. 71-84)

Managing research data: electronic laboratory notebooks (ELNs) (pp. 85-96)

From the Science Citation Index to the Journal Impact Factor and Web of Science: Interview with Eugene Garfield (pp. 115-121)

Measuring academic impact (pp. 103-114)

Measuring attention: social media and altmetrics (pp. 127-136)

Science information literacy and the role of academic librarians (pp. 43-63)

Scientific communication in the digital age (pp. 9-18)

The road from chemistry—to microbiology—to information science (pp. 1-8)

Unique identifiers (pp. 137-143)

Interviews with Scientists, Editors, and Information Experts