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Updated: 6 September 2004
Included in the table below are links to lecture notes or outlines covering all of the C471 lessons. In addition, there is a link on the schedule to supplementary material on the Internet (SIRCh and CCIIM) that is relevant to each topic. In general, SIRCh (Selected Internet Resources for Chemistry) contains links to factual sources on the Web where you can get answers to questions you might have. CCIIM (Clearinghouse for Chemical Information Instructional Materials) provides Web links to materials that are designed to instruct people in the use of the reference tools that are relevant to chemistry. There is some overlap between the two supplemental Web resources.

There are 8 exercises (which count 40 points each), eight problem sets (60 points each), four quizzes (40 points each), and a final paper (40 points) for a total of 1,000 possible points in the course. The exercises correspond to the material in the first two sections of the course, and the problem sets correspond to the second two sections. However, notice that there are two exercises linked at each of the first four weeks. Each homework assignment is due at the beginning of the class following the one where the link is found in the table below. The pre-test and quizzes are linked on the dates when they are due.

There are four short quizzes and a pre-test that must be taken on Oncourse.

Each homework assignment is due at the beginning of the class following the one where the link is found in the table below.

C471 Schedule Fall 2004

DATE TOPIC SUP. MAT. HOMEWORK

Communication in Chemistry

9/1 1. Chemistry Newsgroups and Discussion Lists [SIRCh] Ex. 1: CHMINF-L & Listserves
9/1 2. Molecular Visualization Tools and Sites [SIRCh] Ex. 2: Chemical Objects
9/8 3. Science Writing Aids
Pre-Test due today on Oncourse by 5:45 PM!
[SIRCh] [CCIIM] Ex. 3: ISIS/Draw, AUTONOM, CASSI, & DBs
9/8 4. The Publication Process: Primary, Secondary, and Tertiary Sources [SIRCh]
[CCIIM]
Ex. 4: Library Exercise 1

How and Where to Start

9/15 5. Guides to Chemical Information Sources and Databases [SIRCh] [CCIIM] [CCIIM] Ex. 5: Internet &
Other Guides
9/15 6. General Information on Computer Searching [SIRCh] [CCIIM] Ex. 6: Databases: Ingenta, etc.
9/22 7. Current Awareness (Alerting Services), Reviews, and Document Delivery [SIRCh] [CCIIM] Ex. 7: Current Contents
9/22 8. Background Reading: Dictionaries, Encyclopedias, and Other Books [SIRCh] [CCIIM] Ex. 8: Library Exercise 2

How and Where to Search: General

9/29 9. Searching for Chemical Information by Author or Corporate Name
Web of Science (PowerPoint)
Quiz 1 due today on Oncourse by 5:45 PM!
[SIRCh] [CCIIM] Problem Set 1
10/6 10. Chemical Subject Searching
SciFinder Scholar (PowerPoint)
SciFinder Scholar Under the Hood
[SIRCh] [CCIIM] Problem Set 2
10/13 11. Chemical Name and Formula Searching Nomenclature Lite
[SIRCh] [CCIIM]
Problem Set 3
10/20 12. Chemical Structure Searching [SIRCh] [CCIIM] Problem Set 4

How and Where to Search: Specialized

10/27 13. Chemical Patent Searching
Quiz 2 due today on Oncourse by 5:45 PM!
[SIRCh] [CCIIM] Problem Set 5
11/3 14. Analytical Chemistry [SIRCh] [CCIIM] Problem Set 6
11/10 15. Physical Property Information [SIRCh] [CCIIM] Problem Set 6
11/17 16. Chemical Synthesis or Reaction Information
Quiz 3 due today on Oncourse by 5:45 PM!
[SIRCh] [CCIIM] Problem Set 7
12/1 17. Chemical Safety or Toxicology Information [SIRCh] [CCIIM] Problem Set 8

Miscellaneous

12/8 18. Chemical History, Biography, Directories, and Industry Sources [SIRCh] [CCIIM] none
12/8 19. Teaching and Study of Chemistry;
Careers in Chemistry
[SIRCh]
[Chemistry Courses]
Final Paper

In Lieu of the Final Exam

12/15 Quiz 4 due today on Oncourse by 5:45 PM!
Due: 5:45 PM

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