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ERIC Number: EJ918420
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jul
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 15
ISSN: ISSN-0021-9584
Beyond Chemical Literature: Developing Skills for Chemical Research Literacy
Jensen, Dell, Jr.; Narske, Richard; Ghinazzi, Connie
Journal of Chemical Education, v87 n7 p700-702 Jul 2010
With the growing availability of electronic databases, online journal publications, and open-access publishing, there is unprecedented access to research materials. Increasingly, these materials are being incorporated into chemistry curricula and being used by undergraduate students in literature research. Internet savvy students can effectively access this information, but the question remains "Do students really know how to use the chemical literature?" Building from basic information literacy skills, we have implemented a series of assignments in organic chemistry to help students evaluate, interpret, and use chemical literature. We refer to these skills as chemical research literacy, which provides a solid foundation for literature research in upper-level courses and undergraduate research. (Contains 6 notes and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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