Finding and analysing information for CHEM324 2011

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Finding and analysing information for CHEM324 2011

  1. 1. Finding and analysing information<br />for CHEM 324<br />2011<br />
  2. 2. Find journal entries, books, studies<br />Interpret the information<br />Figure out if it’s likely that there’s excess silver in NZ waterways, based on overseas situations<br />Find out how to tell if there’s silver in the waterways<br />Decide whether we do need to test for it here<br />Write a 2000-word report<br />Our mission is…<br />
  3. 3. Different web searches<br />How to draw chemical compounds<br />Different databases - BRENDA<br />Last year we learnt…<br />
  4. 4. How to research<br />How to cite sources<br />We still want to learn…<br />
  5. 5. The Research Process<br />Define your topic<br />Gather background information<br /> What information do you need?<br /> Who would have written about it? Where?<br /> Find information<br /> Analyse it – is it relevant? reliable?<br /> – does it point in new directions?<br /> – is it enough? or do you still need more?<br /> Write up your results<br /> Cite all sources!<br />
  6. 6. Sources of silver (Ag) overseas <br />Toxicity<br />Analytical methods<br />Urban waterways (wastewater)<br />Define – we need info on…<br />
  7. 7. Wikipedia<br />Google Scholar<br />Background – we’d look…<br />
  8. 8. eCan reports<br />
  9. 9. Web of Science<br />
  10. 10. Evaluating Resources<br />relevant?<br />up-to-date?<br />Is it…<br />accurate?<br />basic/advanced?<br />
  11. 11. SciFinder Web<br />
  12. 12. Where to look for information<br />How to access different databases - register for SciFinder first!<br />Whether it’s relevant, accurate etc<br />How to use keywords properly (using AND, OR)<br />How to refine searches<br />We want to remember…<br />
  13. 13. Slides and tips<br />
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