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CHM 496-7 Chemistry Seminar: Primary Chemistry Sources

What are primary chemistry sources?

Primary sources are those where a researcher can find original data.
The major source of primary information are peer-reviewed journals.
These include:

  • Original articles (research articles) - longer, full accounts of orignal results of scientific investigations.
  • Communications and letters -  short descriptions of new work requiring rapid publication of significant work from across the chemical sciences.


Publication Process

Popular Press: Material written for the general public.

Scholarly Journal: Articles written by experts in academic or professional fields.

Peer-Reviewed: Articles are submitted to rigorous scrutiny by other subject experts prior to publication.

Where can I find primary chemistry sources?

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