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