Searching for General Information on a Chemical Topic

In this exercise you will use both the paper and electronic resources available through the WOU Library to build a bibliography for the topic "insect control using hormones and pheromones."

Begin your search by defining, with the aid of a chemical dictionary, the terms hormone and pheromone. In parentheses, indicate the dictionary you utilized and the page where each definition appears. Next, consult the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science and Technology that is found in the Reference Room of the Library (Q121.M3 2012). Use the index of the encyclopedia to locate topics concerning insect control which are relevant to your search. Use the Library's online catalog to develop a list of relevant treatises, monographs, and/or books to add to your bibliography that are available at the Hamersly Library. You must include at least two resources that are available in print in the library and two "e-books" available through the library's online access. Complete your search using the databases listed in the Library's Chemical Literature Research Guide to find three recent journal articles (published no more than 20 years ago) relevant to this topic.

Write a short discussion of how both hormones and pheromones are used in insect control (1 page summary). Append your bibliography to this summary. The bibliography you generate will be an annotated bibliography. In addition to the standard bibliographical information, you are to include a description of what is discussed in each of the works you found that relates to the topic (~150 words or less per annotation). For each entry in your bibliography, indicate if it is an example of primary, secondary or tertiary literature.

Choose one of the journal articles that you included in your annotated bibliography for the following: Underline and annotate a copy of the article as described in the Moodle class materials about reading scientific articles. Write a summary (no more than 1 page) of this article.

Chemistry has its own conventions for writing bibliographic citations which will be different than those used in classes you have taken in other disciplines. These citation conventions are found in The ACS Style Guide and are what you must use in your annotated bibliography. Your citations will be formatted following the conventions for end-of-article reference lists. There is an online reference generator, RefME, that you may find very useful in formatting your citatioms. It is a free service and can help you generate ACS-style citations. Sign up for a free account here. You may use Cite This For Me in generating your bibliography, however, you should check each of the generated references to make sure it does correspond to the style conventions found in the ACS Style Guide. Ultimately, you will be graded on the basis of the style guide reference system, so check to make sure the automated system gives you the correct style for each of your references. If the citation generator gives an incorrect citation, it will still be graded as incorrect. NOTE: You will be responsible for being able to write citations for journal articles and books on your final quiz without using either an automated system or the style guide book.

This assignment is to be submitted as a pdf file via Moodle. Your file must be named according to the following convention:


Example: Assign1_CourtneyA_AnnBib.pdf


Do not use any other type of file name. You must include your name and the name of the assignment on a cover page for all documents submitted in this class. The underlined and annotated journal article is to be uploaded as a pdf file. This can be done using the walk up scanner in the library or by using a mobile scanning app. You can convert a hard copy document into a pdf using the scanner located on the first floor of the Hamersly Library. This document is to be uploaded either as part of your written assignment or as a separate file using the file naming convention:


Example: Assign1_CourtneyA_AnnBib_2.pdf



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