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Resources for Completing the Molecule Project

This guide contains suggested resources for completing the Chemistry  Molecule Project.

Divide The Work:

Research - Books, Articles, Databases, Dictionaries
Build the 3-D Molecule
Learn Powerpoint
Design the Slides
Create a Reference List
State which Databases You Used
Practicing the Presentation



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2nd Floor of the Muntz Library


Rooms 202 & 419 Available for Practice. Reserve Your Room at the Circulation Desk.


3 Study Pods - 2nd Floor of the Muntz Library

Free but First Come, First Serve


Accessing the Library's Resources

If you are in the library and using a computer there, you don't need to log in at all.

If you are in the library but using your own laptop, you will need to be connected to the WiFi before you can go to the databases & journals.

If you are off-campus, you will need to log into the databases or journals by loging in by using the same login and password that you use when you enter Blackboard.

Ebooks - no matter where you are, you need to log in first before viewing the electronic book.



Anything that you use must be cited or appear in your reference list at the end of your presentation.

You can also use any tables, photographs, drawings from any source that you find, as long as you acknowledge its source.

You didn't invent this molecule. You didn't make discoveries about this molecule. You are just reporting what you find and making an interesting summary.

If you don't cite or give credit to what you found, you are guilty of stealing the person or organization's idea. Plagiarism (theft of ideas without giving credit) can result in a failing grade in this class or even not being able to continue your degree here. Seniors who do this can be prevented from graduating!


Preparing Your Reference List - Citation Styles

Citation Style = how you list your sources. The placement of periods, commas, dashes, and other punctation marks does matter.

Citation Guide: Information on common (APA, MLA, Chicago) and less common citation (ACS) styles. Also includes links to and tutorials on citation managers.

University of Wisconsin - Madison - ACS citations

Zotero - this program can create your reference list for you when you type in or import the source that you used.

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