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.
|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||
|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 &
|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
SciFinder Scholar (PowerPoint)
SciFinder Scholar Under the Hood
|[SIRCh] [CCIIM]||Problem Set
|10/13||11. Chemical Name and Formula Searching||
|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
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
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|
|12/8||18. Chemical History, Biography, Directories, and Industry Sources||[SIRCh] [CCIIM]||none|
|12/8||19. Teaching and
Study of Chemistry;
Careers in Chemistry
|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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