Coursebooks 2017-2018

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Information literacy for chemists

ENG-619

Lecturer(s) :

Borel Alain

Language:

English

Frequency

Every year

Remarque

Next time: Fall 2017

Summary

The course covers the essential chemical databases and search engines available at EPFL. New PhD students will acquire the skills to efficiently use these tools and the chemical literature, and apply these skills to their own research topics.

Content

Information sources and services at EPFL (1h)

- scientific publications: articles, book, patents, reports, theses, databases

- using the scientific literature: online and offline access, document delivery...

 Text searching (2h)

- understanding and designing search queries

- practical article searching using Scifinder

 Chemical searching (3h)

-  searching for chemical structures, reactions and properties using Scifinder, Reaxys, Chemspider and the Cambridge Structural Database

Note

Next session: November 2017 (spread dates)

Keywords

Bibliographic databases

Chemical information

Learning Prerequisites

Important concepts to start the course

General information literacy topics are addressed by other EPFL Library PhD modules (Web of Science & other databases, citation management, Open Access...)

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

Assessment methods

Personal report on searches relevant to PhD projects

Resources

Bibliography

Currano, J. Chemical Information for Chemists': A Primer; RSC: Cambridge, 2014.

Ridley, D. D. Information Retrieval: SciFinder ®; 2nd ed.; Wiley: Chichester, 2009.

Ressources en bibliothèque

In the programs

Reference week

 
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      Exercise, TP
      Project, other

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  • Lecture in French
  • Lecture in English
  • Lecture in German