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CHEM 391. Chemical Information

Credits: 1
Department: Chemistry
Description: Literature searching workshops culminating in a written literature review. Attendance at departmental seminars is required. Normally taken in spring semester of junior year.
Prerequisites: CHEM 310 and admission to a chemistry or biochemistry major
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring
Grading Method: ABCDF

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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