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CHEM 5560: Inorganic Chemistry: Introduction

This guide directs you to library resources to use while researching and writing your term paper in CHEM 5560.


Welcome to the course guide for CHEM 5560! This guide will introduce you to the many useful library resources and services for your chemistry research. I'm Erin O'Toole, the librarian for the Chemistry Department. Always feel free to contact me when you have any questions about the library.

Your Term Paper Assignment

I have communicated with Dr. Slaughter about allowable sources and citation styles for the term paper. Here are details beyond the assignment description:

  • In addition to primary literature, you may use secondary scientific literature if written for researchers. This includes review articles, review volumes, and topical volumes. I'll describe these further on the following pages.
  • Do not use teaching textbooks or websites for sources.
  • You may use the author-date or numeric superscript systems of the ACS citation style. See further explanation under the ACS Citation Style tab.


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