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CHEM 281: Introduction to Chemical Literature

Library resources for completing work in this course.

This guide is designed to help students -- 

  • Conduct a variety of searches using library databases and internet resources

  • Trace the original primary, peer-reviewed sources used in a popular science article (secondary source) 

  • Create and use a SciFinder (ChemAbstracts) account to conduct a reference searches on your topic and/or an author

  • Export citations from SciFinder to Refworks, to cite references in American Chemical Society (ACS) style.

  • Obtain articles through full-text access or interlibrary loan.

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