Literature_Research_Assignment_2010-3 - Chemistry Literature Research Assignment CHE 125 Part of being an educated person is the ability to find

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Chemistry Literature Research Assignment CHE 125 Part of being an educated person is the ability to find information on a topic of interest. Another part of functioning as an educated person is developing and utilizing the ability to assess whether the information is consistent with what is known and understood about science, the world, and how things work. The specific purpose of this assignment is to further your ability to take charge of your own learning in two ways: 1. You will begin to explore the professional literature. (Don’t panic—we’re not expecting you to digest specialized articles with unpronounceable titles! The key word is begin !) 2. You will search the Internet for information about a science-related topic. Your goal will be to find sites, determine whose they are, and assess types of information, reliability, and potential bias. Task 1 – Topic Selection Select any disease that is of interest to you. Then, identify one drug currently being used to treat that disease. Submit the disease and drug using the Digital Dropbox on our Blackboard site by Monday, September 20 . Task 2 - Chemical Literature Thanks to a statewide agreement with the American Chemical Society (ACS), we have web- based access to several ACS professional journals. Your task is to do the following: 1. Get to the ACS Journals database. It can be reached through the IWU Library web page (). To get there, select Article Databases and Science and Mathematics . Then click on the American Chemical Society Journals link. When you click on it, you will see a list of journals. Highlight the entire list and copy/paste it into a Word file. Give it an appropriate title and reformat it as if you were going to include it in a report. You now have a listing of all the chemistry journals that are available to you at the tip of your fingers (without leaving your dorm room!). 2. Go to any one journal’s homepage. (pick any ACS journal) You will have the option on a side bar menu to select About the Journal . Again, copy and paste the description of the scope of this journal and give this the title of the journal.
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