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Building An Integrated Information Literacy Program In Undergraduate Chemistry



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  • 1. Building an Integrated Information Literacy Program in Undergraduate Chemistry Bonnie J. M. Swoger Chemistry Librarians Workshop University of Toronto, June 5, 2009
  • 2. SUNY Geneseo’s Integrated Science Center. Completed in 2006
  • 3. SUNY Geneseo’s Milne Library
  • 4. Integrated Information Literacy
  • 5. History of Information Literacy in Chemistry at Milne Library
  • 6. New Tools
  • 7. Our Program
  • 8. Sample Freshman Exercise
    • Locate and examine these two articles
      • Scientific American article
      • Journal of the American Chemistry Society
      • Directions for locating the articles given
    • For each article, answer these questions:
      • Who are the authors? What do they do for a job?
      • How is the article organized?
      • Whose research are they writing about?
      • How do the authors reference other research?
  • 9. Our Program
  • 10. Sample Sophomore Exercise
    • Find the substance FAMOTIDINE
      • Registry number?
      • Formula?
      • Melting point?
      • Why is there more than one entry for melting point?
      • Who is the first author of the first paper listed that determined the melting point?
      • How would you get access to that paper? Print, online, ILL?
  • 11. Our Program
  • 12. Sample Senior Exercise
    • Based on your practice with SciFinder and Scopus:
      • Which resource would be best to find information on chemical compounds?
      • Describe the difference between the way the two resources interpreted your search statement.
      • Which resource would be better for locating citations related to a known paper?
  • 13. Challenges
  • 14. A Work in Progress
    • Changes in chemistry curriculum
    • New Faculty
    • Better allocation of resources
  • 15. For additional information