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CHEM 391. Chemical Information

Credits: 1
Department: Chemistry
Description: Literature searching and related workshops culminating in a written critique and oral presentation. Attendance at departmental seminars is required.
Prerequisites: CHEM 310 (C- or better)
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring
Grading Method: ABCDF
Additional Information: Chemistry or Biochemistry & Molecular Biology majors only.

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Demonstrate proficiency in finding and retrieving primary chemical and biochemical literature using Chemical Abstracts (SciFinder Scholar), Scopus, PubMed (Medline), and Refworks.
2. Apply patent, Chemical Abstract Number, reaction, structure and chemical process search strategies to retrieve and evaluate primary literature.
3. Apply the methods and techniques of scientific literature searching in the preparation of a literature review/research proposal.
4. Analyze information and evaluate references in the preparation of a literature review/research proposal.
5. Interact with seminar speakers through asking questions during departmental seminars.

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