Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

CHEM 195: Research Practices in Chemistry

Tutorial on understanding the chemical literature for CHEM 195

Research lifecycle

Gaelen Pinnock, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons. Click to see a larger version. 

Instruction & Research Librarian

Profile Photo
Camille Andrews
she/her/hers

CHEM 195 Tutorial-Getting Started

By the end of this tutorial you will be able to:

  • Describe the importance of the scientific literature and knowledge of it to your research
  • Identify the differences between types of scientific information
  • Identify and access the resources available to you at William and Mary and beyond
  • Construct basic author, keyword, and citation searches in both general and subject-specific databases in order to trace the scholarly conversation around a topic
  • Identify potential research topics, lab groups or researchers you might be interested in working with for your research course 
  • Cite information in American Chemical Society (ACS) format and use citation and data management tools in order to manage and ethically use information

NOTES:

  • Questions or trouble with the tutorial? Contact Camille Andrews, Instruction & Research Librarian, at ceandrews01@wm.edu.

  • Open videos in a new tab to avoid losing the tutorial page.

  • Want to read instead of or in addition to watching the videos? You can find a link to the slides/transcipts under each video or turn on closed captioning.

  • Optional items are not required to complete the tutorial but may be of interest
     

Getting Started on Your Science Research Journey