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Chemistry 151: Introduction

Introductory Chemistry
David Richardson

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Beginning Research

Your focus with this class will be to find chemical information and data for your lab reports and problem sets.

Information can be categorized as primary, secondary, or tertiary depending on how and when it was created.   Review the pdf to see what types of chemical information fall into each of these categories.

About Reference Resources

The reference collection is an excellent place to begin your research if you want a quick and easy way to find:

  • ideas for your paper
  • a summary of a topic
  • a list of recommended resources
  • factual information.

When you find a reference book:

  • Scan the table of contents to see how it is organized.
  • Note its publication date to determine currency of the information.
  • Use the index to locate your topic within the book.

Chemistry Reference Sources

Key reference titles in Chemistry are listed below.  These titles are located in the reference section at the Schow Science Library (bottom of the stairs, to the left) or online.  Browse table of contents and indexes....you never know what you might find!

Subject Librarian

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Abigail Cahill
Meet your librarian:
Contact:
Schow Science Library
413-597-4503
alc11@williams.edu

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