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CHEM 115: Chemical Structure and Bonding with Inquiry Lab (HC) Fall 2018

Chemistry 115: Chemical Structure and Bonding with Inquiry Lab (Stuart)

Find Introductory Information

Part of developing your research question is thinking about potential areas of interest and finding introductory information. This will help you:

  • Learn basic information and vocabulary about a topic you might not know a lot about yet
  • Determine the current status of research in your area of interest
  • Decide if the topic you're thinking about is the right fit for you

See below for some ways to find introductory information.

Use Textbooks

These textbooks are on reserve for CHEM 111/113/115.Check them out at the science library for 2 hours at a time.

Use Encyclopedias, Handbooks, and Dictionaries


For more, try a search like this:

  • Go to Tripod.
  • Click the "Books and More" tab.
  • Click the Advanced Search link. 
  • Enter biology in the top box.
  • Enter encyclopedia or handbook or dictionary in the second box
  • Choose limits (such as location=Haverford or year of publication).
  • See the example search below.