Submitted by Meris / James Madison University on Mon, 03/09/2009 - 09:52
My Notes

This in-class exercise prepares students for the homework Literature Searching: Bibliography Assignment. It allows them to practice the skills needed for that assignment while in class.

Attachment Size
bibliographyinclass.doc 31.5 KB
Learning Goals

The student should become familiar with conducting an author search in Web of Science and Scopus.

The student should be able to follow a news story to a database in order to find primary literature.

Equipment needs

Web of Science and Scopus.

Implementation Notes

This assignment was part of a semester long course called Chemistry Literature and Seminar which is for Junior and Senior-level chemistry majors.  I typically give students about 20 minutes to finish this assignment and then make them present the findings to the rest of the class.

Time Required
40 minutes


Evaluation Methods

I collect this. It's typically worth 5 points. I'm mostly checking to see if they finished it or not.

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Donald Linn / Indiana U Purdue U Fort Wayne

I do a lit class and we do an assignment that uses WOS too.  I like the use of current events.  I also incorporate the use of journal impact to help evaluate sources.  Not too familiar with Scopus and others.  Google is helpful too!  I stick mainly to SFS and BG as key chemistry database tools. 

Donald Linn

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