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Chemistry & Biochemistry: BCHM2300A

A University of Lethbridge guide to Chemistry & Biochemistry research and resources.

Welcome to YOUR page, BCHM2300A!

This page is UNDER CONSTRUCTION - feel free to email me with feedback to improve it.

Welcome! I'm Paula, your librarian this term. My permanent subject areas are in the Social Sciences, but I'll be filling in for Chemistry while Emma is on leave. I've built this page to highlight some of the main search strategies and resources relevant to your assignment. It is a small sample, so please contact me if you run into any issues - I'm here to help!

This pdf copy of a powerpoint will provide you with a deep dive into what we covered in class. Refer to it as often as you need to.

Web of Science

I created this short slide deck for my Education graduate students to help them learn citation tracing (includes instructions for Summon and Web of Science).

Why is citation tracing important?

  • When you find one good article, it will lead you to more!
  • Citation tracing leads you backwards and forwards - it can connect you to the works cited in your article and also the works that cite your article.
  • Additionally, it can help you identify the articles that have been most heavily cited on your research topic.
  • Knowing how to use citation tracing effectively can save you a lot of time.

Web of Science has its own YouTube channel full of basic and advanced videos - check it out!

Paula's Search Tips

Here are some important things to remember:

  • Experiment with your keywords, try different combinations as needed.
  • Use the word AND between different concepts:
    • red wine consumption AND women AND risk
  • Steal keywords! When you find an article you like, click on its title to see the full information record. It should include subject headings. This the "controlled vocabulary" used by cataloguers to describe what your resources is about.  Again, experiment with different words and combinations.
  • Ask for help if you need it. All scholars need some help once in awhile, including your profs. I may not be your regular science librarian, but I've been at this gig for a long time, and I am a bloodhound in human form. I'll do my best to help you find what you need.

Relevant Help Guides

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Your (substitute) Librarian and Freddie.

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Freddie's advice

Don't freak out! Start early and ask for help when you need it.