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Mini-course (Bio)Chemistry for Graduate Students

Created for Dr. Darren Hansen's graduate students - Fall 2011

Week 1 H.W. assignment

Perform at least one search within each of the databases we talked about on 9/14/2011:

  • Academic Search Premier
  • Science Reference Center
  • ScienceDirect

Take a look at the 4 encylcopedias mentioned in class on 9/14/2011:

  • Encyclopedia of Supramolecular Chemistry 
  • e-EROS Encyclopedia of Reagents for Organic Synthesis 
  • Sax's Dangerous Properties of Industrial Materials
  • World of Microbiology and Immunology

These assignments are intended to allow you to become more familiar with the various interfaces, to see what can be done with each resouce, to recognize how each source may be limited.

Week 2 H.W. assignment

Perform at least one search within each of the 7 databases we talked about on 9/14/2011 and 10/12/2011 (links are below)

Also take a look at the 5 encylcopedias mentioned in class on 9/14/2011 (list is above)

For each of these resources, note:

  • what type(s) of information can be found
  • how it could have been useful for you in an undergraduate or graduate course
  • how it can be useful for you now and in the future

Please bring your answers to the next session (to share with everyone).

Week 2 H.W. assignment submission

Week 3 H.W. assignment

Fill in the Week 2 H.W. assignment submission form (above).

Register for SciFinder.  (See below for the link to the video tutorial.) 

Sign up for RefWorks.  (See below for the link.) 

Perform at least one search within each the 2 databases we talked about on 10/26/2011, then fill out the Week 3 H.W. assignment submission form (below):

Week 4 H.W. assignment

If you haven't done so already, please fill in the Week 2 H.W. assignment submission form and Week 3 H.W. assignment submission form (above).

Take a look at the MANTRA Research Data Management Training (below):

Week 5 H.W. assignment

If you haven't done so already, please fill in the Week 2 H.W. assignment submission form and Week 3 H.W. assignment submission form (above).

Perform at least one search within each the 4 databases we talked about on 12/7/2011, then fill out the Week 5 H.W. assignment submission form (below):

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