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Assessment (HC)

Chemistry Department

                                                                                 Information Literacy for Chemistry-Draft

                                                                                                                        I = introduce; R = reinforce; M = master

Chemical Literature

 Writing Seminar

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Know how to locate chemistry-specific resources to find background information using secondary and tertiary literature

NA

I

I

R

M

Know how to use chemical databases to search the literature by using text, structure, substance identification, author, bibliographic and reaction queries

NA

I

I

R

M

Know how to use databases to locate chemical, physical, thermodynamic properties, crystallographic data and spectra

NA

I

I

R

M

Know search strategies (how to refine answer sets, use controlled vocabularies etc.)

NA

I

I

R

M

Know how to obtain full articles from citations

NA

I

I

R

M

Know how to find related information by consulting references or endnotes

NA

I

I

R

M

Know how to find more recent articles related to an article by using cited reference searches

NA

I

I

R

M

Know how to look up chemical suppliers

NA

I

I

R

M

Know how to find safety information on a chemical  (MSDS) and safety procedures and precautions

NA

I

I

R

M

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ethical Use of Information

 

 

 

 

 

Know how to document sources using the appropriate citation style

I

I

I

R

M

Know how to use a bibliographic management software such as Endnote Web, ChemWorx etc

I

I

I

R

M

Use best practices to avoid plagiarism, e.g. know how to paraphrase and summarize

I

I

R

R

M

Know fair use guidelines governing the use of works under copyright

I

I

I

R

M