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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    "Chemical Abstracts" is:
    • A. 

      Modern art by prominent chemists

    • B. 

      The primary index for the world's chemical literature

    • C. 

      Summaries of presentations at American Chemical Society meetings

    • D. 

      Something chemists used to use in the old days

  • 2. 
    Almost all old scientific books are now available as e-books.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Which statement about scientific journals is most accurate?
    • A. 

      Most journals are now available online for free for everyone.

    • B. 

      Most journals are now available online to persons whose libraries are able to subscribe to them.

    • C. 

      Most libraries still receive print copies of journals as well as the online versions.

    • D. 

      Only recent years of most journals have been digitized.

  • 4. 
    Which of these can be used in searching the chemical literature?
    • A. 

      Author names

    • B. 

      Chemical structures

    • C. 

      Chemical name/synonyms

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 5. 
    SciFinder is:
    • A. 

      A specialized web search engine

    • B. 

      The best and most advanced tool for searching the chemical literature

    • C. 

      Available in Google Scholar

    • D. 

      A ranking of science graduate programs

  • 6. 
    Reaxys is a database that provides properties and reactions for what kinds of substances?
    • A. 

      Peptides and proteins

    • B. 

      Polymers and plastics

    • C. 

      Organic and inorganic compounds

    • D. 

      Enzymes

  • 7. 
    Which of these is NOT a great place to look for the heat of combustion of naphthalene?
    • A. 

      CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics

    • B. 

      DIPPR

    • C. 

      Google

    • D. 

      NIST Chemistry WebBook

    • E. 

      Reaxys

  • 8. 
    Which of these is not considered part of the chemical literature?
    • A. 

      Patents

    • B. 

      Research group web pages

    • C. 

      Conference proceedings

    • D. 

      Reviews

    • E. 

      Dissertations

  • 9. 
    Printed book collections in most libraries are arranged by:
    • A. 

      Subject

    • B. 

      Title

    • C. 

      Author

    • D. 

      Year of publication

    • E. 

      Size

  • 10. 
    Which of the following would you not want to use to locate a journal article that you already know about?
    • A. 

      The Library Catalog

    • B. 

      An index database

    • C. 

      Google Scholar

    • D. 

      The CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics

  • 11. 
    Which statement is most accurate about a library's collection of print journals?
    • A. 

      They're useless because they're all online now.

    • B. 

      There's no way to know what's in them.

    • C. 

      They are important when an digital version isn't available.

    • D. 

      None are printed anymore, so it's all just old stuff.

  • 12. 
    The MOST accurate way to describe a chemical compound for searching in a database is to use its:
    • A. 

      IUPAC name

    • B. 

      Molecular formula

    • C. 

      Most common name

    • D. 

      Chemical structure

    • E. 

      Molecular weight

  • 13. 
    A CAS Registry Number is:
    • A. 

      The phone number of Chemical Abstracts Service

    • B. 

      A unique identifer for a specific chemical substance as assigned by Chemical Abstracts Service

    • C. 

      An excellent substitute for a chemical name in database searching

    • D. 

      Both B and C

  • 14. 
    "Peer Review" in journals is best described as:
    • A. 

      Reviews by critics after an article is published

    • B. 

      Discussion of an article in the British House of Lords

    • C. 

      Passing around a draft article for comments before submitting it to a journal

    • D. 

      Evaluation of a submitted article by experts before it's accepted for publication

    • E. 

      A foolproof way to prevent fraud in the scientific literature

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