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CHEM 142 - General Chemistry II - Annotated Bibliography Project: Winter 2020 Activities

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Activity #1: Which one is peer-reviewed?

Which Source is Peer-Reviewed?

Set #1:

1. Which of the following two sources is from a peer-reviewed journal? (Hint: see page 2 of the ACS handout for a list of qualities of peer-reviewed journals):

a. Mesarovic, Miodrag M. "Scientific Uncertainties Feed Scepticism on Climate Change" 

b. How to Break the Climate Deadlock, by Naomi Oreskes

2. On your worksheet, write three criteria, or pieces of evidence you used, to make your decision.

3. Using the "Citing Sources Using ACS" handout, identify the header (or label) you would use to identify this source on your bibliography.

Activity #2: Practice Using CASSI

Practice using CASSI

Use the CAS Source Index (CASSI) Search Tool to identify the appropriate abbreviations (if any) for the following publications. Record your answers on the worksheet.

1. Current Science (ISSN: 0011-3891)

2. PLoS ONE  (ISSN 1932-6203)

3. Energy Journal (ISSN: 0195-6574)

Activity #3: What Kind of Source Is This?

Identify the Type of Source and Find It on the Handout

Take a minute to familiarize yourself with the types of sources on the "Citing Sources Using ACS" handout.

Once you know the type of source you have, you can identify the label, and the citation format, to use for the source. 


Know the Facts: A Skeptics Guide to Climate Change.

This source is a pdf document from Berkeley Earth, an organization. The label I would use is "Online document from institutions and agencies"

Try It Yourself

For each of the following five sources, identify the type of source and the label (or header) you would use for the source. Write the answer on the worksheet.

  1. Berkeley Earth
  2. Energy and Global Climate Change: Bridging the Sustainable Development Divide, by Anilla Cherian
  3. U.N. Panel Report: Most Global Warming Is Caused By Humans
  4. How to Break the Climate Deadlock, by Naomi Oreskes
  5. Global Physical Climatology, by Dennis L Hartmann

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