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Tutorials: Getting Started with Research
These interactive tutorial videos will introduce you to the basic skills and knowledge you need to get your research started. (Note: Tutorials have video and audio components)
Library Session Materials
Activity 1: Depth & Accuracy
Answer the following questions about your table's source:
How was the accuracy of this source verified before it was published?
How long do you think this source took to get from idea to publication?
Where did the information in this source come from?
Activity 2: Fake or Real
See how well you can spot misinformation
PubChem This link opens in a new window
Detailed technical information on individual chemical compounds and substances.
SciTech Premium Collection (ProQuest) This link opens in a new window
A collection of databases with articles on a range of science and technology topics.
ACS Publications This link opens in a new window
Publications from the American Chemical Society.
Applied Science & Technology Abstracts (EBSCO) This link opens in a new window
Includes abstracts only but from a wide variety of sources. Use Husky Fetch for full-text when available.
Knovel Chemistry and Chemical Engineering This link opens in a new window
Handbooks and technical information. Be sure to choose "my subscription" in the search results to view resources that we have full-access to.
Web of Science This link opens in a new window
Contains academic articles on a broad range of topics (not just science).
Taylor & Francis eBooks (Contains CRCnetBASE) This link opens in a new window
Wide range of scientific handbooks. Search categories Chemistry and Chemical Engineering for more specific results.
SciFinder-n This link opens in a new window
A huge range of chemistry and chemical engineering information. Must REGISTER TO ACCESS (click more... below).
ChemDraw - Download Instructions & Tutorials
To download a student copy of ChemDraw to your laptop or home computer:
- Go to IT's Software Distribution Center and select ChemDraw from their list of software available to download: https://downloads.it.mtu.edu/
- Follow all instructions on the IT site to download. Please read carefully - you will need to activate the software using IT's code.
- You will need to create an account in order to download the software.
NOTE: You may need to pause and restart the video after it has played for 1-2 seconds. The sound doesn't always start correctly, but this resolves the issue!