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Chemistry: A Guide to Research Resources: Home

About this guide

This Guide brings together important research resources for Chemistry. These include article databases & journals, major reference works, and other key sources.

Different types of resources are available via the navigation bar, above.

For help with finding chemistry research materials, please contact the Subject Librarian for Chemistry.

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Undergraduate Library Workshops

LIBR101: Navigating the Library – 11am, Tuesday 7th March
Get an introduction to the Library and our services at Otago. Find out:

  • Library locations & opening hours
  • About the Library home page, and Library Search | Ketu
  • How to borrow books & other materials (on shelves and online)
  • If you’ve got questions, where to get answers

LIBR102: Search Skills: Library Search | Ketu and Databases – 11am, Tuesday 21st March
In this session, with Library Search | Ketu as well as other databases, learn:

  • How to create effective search strategies for a given topic
  • How to use those strategies in Library Search | Ketu
  • How to use filters and limit your results to relevant, reliable sources
  • About subject-specific databases and where to find them online

LIBR103: Referencing Skills - 11am, Tuesday 4th April
Referencing: why and how? Using APA style as our example, we will cover:

  • The component parts that make up an accurate reference for different types of sources, for example, books, articles, webpage, etc
  • How to understand references in a reading list so you can find the texts
  • How to make sure your own references are correctly presented
  • The importance of accurate referencing

For any questions regarding these workshops, please contact:

Postgraduate Information Sessions and Workshops 2023

There are Library sessions and workshops provided specifically for Postgraduate students. For more information and to register book now by Zoom or face-to- face.

Information sessions 10-11am (via Zoom)  or 2-3pm (face-to-face) on Wednesdays

  • 22 Feb; 26 Jul - Postgraduate Library Services An introduction to Library support, recommended resources and services.
  • 29 Mar; 30 Aug - Effective Search Strategies - Learn how to search recommended databases for relevant literature, and manage your results
  • 26 Apr; 27 Sep - Thesis Information – For new thesis students, about preparation, copyright compliance, submitting, and depositing.
  • 28 Jun; 25 Oct - Researcher Profiles - Building an online profile to promote your research, and yourself.

Hands-on Workshops 10-11.30am (via Zoom) or 2-3.30pm (face-to-face) on Tuesdays and Thursdays

  • 13 Apr; 20 Jun; 22 Aug EndNote for PC (Windows) - Use EndNote to store, group, edit and annotate references, and cite while you write
  • 18 Apr; 22 Jun; 24 AugEndNote for Mac - Use EndNote to store, group, edit and annotate references, and cite while you write
  • 15 June; 26 Oct Research Data Management - Make sense of the complexity around data storage, description, re-use and archiving. 
  • 30 May; 31 Oct Getting published - Practical tips for postgraduates. Learn how to develop a publishing strategy and identify the right journals for submission. 
  • 1 Jun; 2 Nov Impact Metrics - Understand tools that explain impact factors and ranking for what to read, and where to publish. 

Subject Librarian / Kaitiaki Pukapuka

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Featured Chemistry Resource

Here is the free complete open-access version of the long-standing peer-reviewed journal, Organic Syntheses.