ERIC Number: EJ1093758
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Mar
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 10
Introducing Graduate Students to the Chemical Information Landscape: The Ongoing Evolution of a Graduate-Level Chemical Information Course
Currano, Judith N.
Journal of Chemical Education, v93 n3 p488-495 Mar 2016
The University of Pennsylvania's doctoral chemistry curriculum has included a required course in chemical information since 1995. Twenty years later, the course has evolved from a loosely associated series of workshops on information resources to a holistic examination of the chemical literature and its place in the general research process. The introduction of enhanced group assignments, a term project that aims to teach another researcher to search, and final examination questions that test a student's ability to navigate the literature efficiently help new PhD students develop the information skills that they will need to succeed in their graduate research and beyond.
Descriptors: Graduate Students, College Science, Chemistry, Doctoral Programs, Required Courses, Information Sources, Scientific Research, Group Activities, Assignments, Student Projects, Science Tests, Information Skills, Course Organization, Grading, Homework
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania