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ACS Division of Chemical Information: Teaching Chemical Information: Tips and Techniques (March 1998): Teaching Aids

Teaching Aids

Major chemical information textbooks

Gary Wiggins. Chemical Information Sources. McGraw-Hill, NY, 1991.
Comes with a disk.
Yecheskel Wolman. Chemical Information: A Practical Guide to Utilization. 2nd ed. Wiley, NY 1988.
Robert E. Maizell. How to Find Chemical Information: A Guide for Practicing Chemists, Educators, and Students. 2nd ed. Wiley, NY, 1987.
M.G. Mellon. Chemical Publications: Their Nature and Use. 5th ed. McGraw-Hill, NY, 1982.

Major articles; publications

Carol Carr, “Teaching and using chemical information; an updated bibliography”, J. Chem. Ed., 1993, v.70, p.719-26.
This is a comprehensive list of all articles, publications, and organizations which cover all aspects of teaching chemical information.
The Chemical Information Instructor”, quarterly column in J. Chem. Ed., July 1991+. Editor, Arleen N. Somerville, University of Rochester.
Offers practical information to instructors of chemical information. List of articles published in column follows on next 2 pages.

Teaching modules

Available from the Education Committee, ACS Division of Chemical Information. Materials are provided without charge as a service of the Division. Modules include:

Send requests to:

Mrs. Arleen Somerville
Carlson Library
University of Rochester
Rochester NY  14627-0236
Phone: 716/275-4465
FAX: 716/473-1712

ACS/SLA Clearinghouse for Chemical Information Instructional Materials

The Clearinghouse is a project initiated by the chemical information divisions of the American Chemical Society and the Special Libraries Association. Its purpose is to collect and distribute items for use in instructing students and scientists in the use of chemical information sources. Includes approximately 200 items.

Cost to requestor: $.10 per page.

List of available items can be acquired via:

  1. WWW at URL:
  2. contacting:

    Dr. Gary Wiggins
    Chemistry Library
    Chemistry Bldg. 003
    Indiana University
    Bloomington, IN 47405
    Phone: 812/855-9452
    FAX: 812/855-6611

Internet courses on chemical information

CICOURSE. Chemical Information Course via Internet. From Gary Wiggins, Indiana University, Chemistry Library.
To subscribe, send message to: LISTSERV@IUBVM.INDIANA.EDU
Leave Subject line blank.
In message, type: SUB CICOURSE yourfirstname yourlastname
Updates will appear in your Internet mailbox.
Also available via World Wide Web at
CIStudio — a Chemical Information Course. From Profesor Joseph Warden and Instruction Librarian Colette Holmes, Rensselear Polytechnic Institute.
Available via WWW at URL:
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