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CHM 496-7 Chemistry Seminar: Secondary Chemistry Sources

What are secondary chemistry sources?

Secondary sources review, repackage and better organizing information from primary sources.

  • Review articles -  provide summarized comprehensive, authoritative, critical, and readable reviews of important recent research in chemistry.

  • Patents - an intellectual property right granted by the Government of the United States of America to an inventor “to exclude others from making, using, offering for sale, or selling the invention throughout the United States or importing the invention into the United States” for a limited time in exchange for public disclosure of the invention when the patent is granted.
  • Books/Textbooks - can be a starting place for your research or a way to locate a bibliography on your topic.

Where can I find secondary chemistry sources?