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Building An Integrated Information Literacy Program In Undergraduate Chemistry


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Building An Integrated Information Literacy Program In Undergraduate Chemistry

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