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C 400 Quiz 2

Communication in Chemistry; How and Where to Start

A = True B= False
(or use the approriate letter for multiple choice)

  1. The Library of Congress classification numbers (call numbers) tend to group together in a library collection books on similar topics.

  2. A program that will help you find an acceptable IUPAC name of a compound is Autonom.

  3. Personal bibliography manager software lets you easily import data from an online search into your own personal database. Used in conjunction with wordprocessing software, programs such as ProCite or EndNote allow you to print out a bibliography for an article without having to type the entries individually.

  4. SciFinder Scholar is client software for searching databases produced by Chemical Abstracts Service.

  5. Chemists usually put the title of a journal in a standard abbreviated form when compiling a bibliography for a primary journal article or a review article. A chemistry reference tool to help you find the full form of an abbreviated journal title is CASSI.

  6. The references in printed secondary literature sources are always published later than the primary literature which they index or summarize.

  7. It is possible that a primary article that appeared in a chemistry journal this month may not be abstracted in the weekly Chemical Abstracts before January 2001.

  8. MDL's Chime is free plug-in software that enables Netscape or Internet Explorer to automatically load depictions of molecules from various places on the Internet.

  9. The most important specialized (as opposed to general) English-language encyclopedia for answering questions on topics in chemistry is the Kirk-Othmer Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology.

  10. The ACS Style Guide; A Manual for Authors and Editors is a very important work for those who are writing manuscripts to be published in American Chemical Society journals.

  11. Review serial tiles often appear annually and typically have titles that begin "Advances in...," "Progress in...," etc.

  12. Which of the following could help you find a printed encyclopedia of inorganic chemistry in the IU Chemistry Library Reference Area?
    1. CRSD (Chemical Reference Sources Database)
    2. Printed guides on reserve in the Chemistry Library
    3. ChemFinder
    4. Either A or B
    5. Either A or B or C

  13. Assume that a review article on a new analytical technique and a primary journal article that uses that technique both appeared today. The review article is very unlikely to mention the primary journal article.

  14. Treatises often have the word "Selected" in the titles of the sets.

  15. When you use the AND operator between two search terms, you can expect a lesser number of hits in your answer set than if you used the OR operator.

  16. Chemical Abstracts includes in its coverage only primary journal articles, not patents and other document types.

  17. Searching CARL UnCover with a Chemical Abstracts Registry Number is a poor way to find information on a chemical compound.

  18. ChemFinder can be used without charge on the Internet to find sources of data on chemical substances.

  19. A treatise is a multivolume secondary work that, like an encyclopedia, is designed for easy retrieval of information by someone who does not know much about a topic.

  20. Authors of review articles are experts in a field who sift out the best primary literature on a topic, write a brief summary of the significant findings in those works, and give full bibliographic references to the primary works.