CHEM-30a

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CHEM-30a

  1. 1. Resources Available for Checkout Two Hours One Week Three Weeks Computers Magazines Books (gen. collection) Calculators Academic Journals Music CDs Reserves (textbooks) Audio tapes DVDs/VHS Group Study Rooms Need one tocheck out all Free at Admissions and Records library Just show your registration! materials!
  2. 2. Books
  3. 3. Reference BooksWorld of Chemistry Ref QD 33.W873Macmillan Encyclopedia of Chemistry Ref QD 4 .M33 1997Encyclopedia of Chemistry Ref QD 4 .R57 2005CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics Ref QD 65 .H3Lange’s Handbook of Chemistry Ref QD 65 .L36 1999 Chemists Compounds Properties Elements Chemical Symbols Polymers
  4. 4. QD 1 – 70 General ChemistryQD 71 – 142 Analytic ChemistryQD 146 – 197 Inorganic ChemistryQD 241 – 441 Organic ChemistryQD 450 – 731 Physical Chemistry
  5. 5. FindingBOOKSBy Call Number
  6. 6. Using theCATALOG
  7. 7. www.evc.edu
  8. 8. Databases E-Resources
  9. 9. Select a Field SEARCHDATABASE AND Select a Field AND Select a Field
  10. 10. ScienceIn Context
  11. 11. Science Online
  12. 12. SearchAcademic Premier
  13. 13. Websites
  14. 14. Evaluate
  15. 15. Evaluating ResourcesCurrency Relevanc Authority Accuracy Purpose y •When was the information published or posted? •Has the information been revised or updated? Does your topic require current information, or will older sources work as well? •Are the links functional?
  16. 16. Evaluating ResourcesCurrency Relevanc y •Does the information relate to your topic or answer your question?•Is the information at an appropriate level (i.e. not too elementary or advanced for your needs)? •Have you looked at a variety of sources before determining this is one you will use?
  17. 17. Evaluating ResourcesCurrency Relevanc Authority y •Who is the author/publisher/source/sponsor? •What are the authors credentials or organizational affiliations? •Does the URL reveal anything about the author or source?
  18. 18. Evaluating ResourcesCurrency Relevanc Authority Accuracy y •Is the information cited? •Has the information been reviewed or refereed? •Does the language or tone seem unbiased and free of emotion?•Are there spelling, grammar or typographical errors?
  19. 19. Evaluating ResourcesCurrency Relevanc Authority Accuracy Purpose y •What is the purpose of the information: inform, teach, sell, entertain or persuade? •Is the information fact, opinion or propaganda? •Are there biases: political, ideological, cultural, religious, institutional or personal? •Is there a product being sold?
  20. 20. Citation

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