Chemical Information Literacy

Here are a few useful resources pertaining to information literacy in chemistry

  • XCITR: eXplore Chemical Information Teaching Resources:
    • Division’s collaborative project for instructional material in chemical information.
  • Information Competencies for Chemistry Undergraduates. May 2011; updated on Wikibooks:
    • Issued jointly with the Special Libraries Association Chemistry Division.
  • Chemical Information Sources. [Wikibook] 
    • Describes high quality chemical information resources and their effective use. The Wikibook was originally compiled by Dr. Gary Wiggins of Indiana University and is currently updated by a group of chemical librarians, mostly from ARL institutions.
  • ACS Style Guide: Effective Communication of Scientific Information. Anne M. Coghill and Lorrin R. Garson, Eds. American Chemical Society, Washington, D.C., 3rd ed. 2006.
    • Note: "Online access to the ACS Style Guide via your organization is an exclusive benefit to institutions that subscribe to the ACS All Publications Package or the ACS Academic Core+ Package.
    • Coming soon – Complimentary personal access to the online edition will be available via the ACS ChemWorx research management platform." – March 2013
    • “Sponsored” open access for a few sections, including chapter 1: Ethics in scientific publication and chapter 14: References. – March 2013.
  • Chemical Information Skills. American Chemical Society. Committee on Professional Training. 2012.
    • Supplements to the ACS Guidelines -- Student Skills.
  • STS IL Standards Report. ACRL STS IL Standards Review Task Force. 2011.
    • Includes Appendix C: Information Literacy in Chemistry and Biochemistry with additional references.

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