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CHEM 171 Library Resources for Freshman Organic Chemistry I: COVID-19 Resources



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Accessing COVID-19 Publications – Digital Science Dimensions is useful in support of research efforts to manage and understand the impact of COVID-19. For researchers, early knowledge and access to research being carried out and published is critical. In order to facilitate this, Dimensions is able to provide all relevant content as a single export file, updated daily, to make sharing and distributing this research information easier. The file is openly available:

The file contains the details of (and links to) all relevant publications, data sets and clinical trials. The content has been exported from Dimensions using the query you can find here in the openly accessible Dimensions application.

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ACS Guide to Scholarly Communication


Reading strategies for vetting sources for close reading

Evaluating Sources for Credibility and Scholarship

Use currency, relevancy, authority, accuracy, and purpose to decide whether to use or cite a source.

Is the article popular or scholarly?

For internet sources, learn ways to spot bad science.  Stop, investigate the source, find additional coverage and trace to the original.  The context matters.  Learn more about how Wikipedia has value, especially in the references.

Understanding the jargon with textbooks, encyclopedias and dictionaries

What is Peer Review?

Peer Review is the process by which an article is evaluated by a group of specialists in its given field prior to being "accepted" for publication.

It attempts to certify that published articles meet a standard of accuracy, originality, and scholarly integrity.

Watch the video below and please meet with a librarian or ask at the Q&i Desk to get help in finding peer reviewed material. We are happy to help.


More COVID-19 Resources

How scientists are fighting the coronavirus: A three minute guide