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Using the Chemical Literature

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This tutorial is written for students in CH 456 (Analytical Chemistry for majors) and CH 376K (Advanced Analytical Chemistry), but it's also useful to everyone who wants an overview of how to find and use chemical literature. Enjoy! TABLE OF CONTENTS

What is the Scientific Literature?
What is a research article?
What is a review? What is peer review?
What is Authority?

How do I interpret a reference and get the article?
How do I find articles on a specific topic?
How do I find articles by an author name?
How do I find books?
How do I find encyclopedia articles and handbooks?

Using and citing the literature
Managing your references

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