Classes will be held on Wednesdays from noon to 12:50 PM, in the Lydon Library Instruction Room 204. All assignments are due by 1:00 PM of the following Tuesday before the next Wednesday class, unless noted otherwise. Classes missed due to a University closing will be rescheduled.
Ms. Muskiewicz’s hours: On campus, Olney 216 C: Tuesday from 12:30-3:30, Wednesday from 2:00-3:00 PM. Always accessible via email.
Dr. Ruths' hours: Olney 216A. Monday 2:00-3:00; Tuesdays 9:00-10:00 and 3:00-4:00.
Wednesday January 23 (Lydon Library Room 204)
Course requirements and overview; WEB page for course; Services of the Library; Citations; Hill notation.
CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics
ASSIGNMENT 1: Hill Notation, Use of websites listed above, and writing citations for them. Recent popular article on science topic.
Wednesday January 30 (Lydon Library Room 204)
Knovel--electronic handbooks in science and engineering and ChemNetBase: Combined Chemical Dictionaries. Sax: Dangerous Properties of Industrial Materials.
ASSIGNMENT 2: Knovel, ChemNetBase/Combined Chemical Dictionaries, Sax.
Wednesday February 6 (Lydon Library Room 204)
Using a general library database (Academic Search Premier). EndNote. Producing a bibliography. Finding formats and citation rules for journals. Transferring citations into EndNote. Locating journal webpages and information. Latin abbreviations.
ASSIGNMENT 3: Citation rules for specific journals; Preparing a bibliography in EndNote.
Wednesday February 13 (Lydon Library Room 204)
ASSIGNMENT 4: Spectral Information.
Wednesday February 20 (Lydon Library Room 204)
Organic Syntheses. Structure of journals and a journal article. Finding journal articles in the library and retrieving articles from Storage. Primary/secondary articles, formats. Refereed journals. CASSI.
ASSIGNMENT 5: Organic Syntheses. Finding a journal article. Handout: issue of a journal for each student.
Wednesday February 27 (Lydon Library Room 204)
Introduction to Chemical Abstracts. SciFinder Scholar. Reading and interpreting a citation. Using SFS to search for and with registry numbers, synonyms. Content of Registry Records in SFS.
ASSIGNMENT 6: SFS 1.
Wednesday March 6 (Lydon Library Room 204)
SciFinder Scholar. Experimental and calculated values and spectra in registry records. Searching for subjects, author names, affiliations, tables of contents. Narrowing your searches. How to use "analyze" and "refine".
ASSIGNMENT 7: SFS 2
Wednesday March 13 No Class, Spring Break.
Wednesday March 20 (Lydon Library Room 204)
SciFinder Scholar. Preparations. Reactions, ways to search.
ASSIGNMENT 8: SFS 3
Wednesday March 27 (Lydon Library Room 204)
SciFinder Scholar. Reading older abstracts. Pre-1960 searching. Partial Citations.
ASSIGNMENT 9: SFS 4
Wednesday April 3 (Lydon Library Room 204)
Quiz SFS. Evaluation of Web pages.
ASSIGNMENT 10: Web pages.
Wednesday April 10 (Lydon Library Room 204)
ASSIGNMENT 11: Patents.
Wednesday April 17
Open Access, including Gallica, DOAJ, PubMedCentral. Embargoes. Google Scholar. PubMed.
ASSIGNMENT 12: Open Access.
Wednesday April 24 (Lydon Library Room 204)
Olney Hall, room to be determined.
Beilstein: overview and scope. Organization of an entry. Using it.
ASSIGNMENT 13: Beilstein.
Wednesday May 1 (Lydon Library, Room 204)
Useful websites for future use.
Final (Take-home) handed out.
Take home final DUE to Ms. Muskiewicz or Dr. Ruths in Olney 216A on or before final date determined by Registrar.