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Teaching Chemical Information: Tips and Techniques (August 1998).

Contents

  1. Why Teach Chemical Information?
  2. What to Teach:
    1. Ideal Chemical Information Curriculum
    2. Evaluating Sources
    3. Search Strategies and Tactics
    4. Print Versus Electronic
    5. Fitting It All In
  3. Ways to teach:
    1. How to Start
    2. Types of Presentations
      1. Overview — Survey results
      2. Integrated In-class Presentation
      3. Workshop
      4. Short Course
      5. In-Depth Course
      6. Independent Study
      7. Online Class Demos
      8. Barriers to Teaching Information and Possible Fixes
  4. Core Resources in Chemistry
    1. Primary Literature
      1. Journals
      2. Patents
      3. Other primary sources:
        1. Technical Reports
        2. Conferences
        3. Dissertations
    2. Secondary Literature
      1. Data Collections
      2. Abstracts and Indexes
      3. Structure and Reaction Databases
      4. Academic Plans for Online Databases
      5. Internet Teaching
  5. Attachments
    1. Tips for teaching
      1. Cheap tricks
      2. Hints for preparing assignments
      3. Sources for practice questions
      4. Teaching aids
        1. Major chemical information textbooks
        2. Major articles
        3. ACS/SLA Clearinghouse for Chemical Information Instructional Material
        4. Internet courses on chemical information
        5. Help from Database Producers and Vendors
      5. CPT (ACS Committee on Professional Training)
        1. Guidelines for information instruction and libraries
        2. CPT Journal List for Undergraduate Program
    2. Copyright
    3. Members of the ACS Division of Chemical Information's Education Committee
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