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CHEM 3123 Organic Chemistry (BA): Other Online Resources

Evaluating Websites

It's important to remember that publishing on the web is very easy - almost anyone can do it! The problem with that is knowing what's credible (worth your time) and what's not. 

There are five main criteria that I use when evaluating a website:

  • Accuracy
  • Authority
  • Currency
  • Objectivity
  • Coverage

Some of the things you want to look at or for in a website include:

  • the URL (.gov, .mil, .us, .edu are usually pretty credible); 
  • links to information about the author or sponsoring organization; 
  • links to other sites that are credible; 
  • the currency of the page (is it updated regularly?);
  • no broken links.

Ultimately the researcher must be the one to determine whether or not to use information found on a website. Below are a couple of links to websites that provide some excellent guidelines for evaluating resources and websites:

Other Odds and Ends

The 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry has been awarded!

Congratulations are in order for the 2021 recipients!  The Nobel Prize in Chemistry for 2021 was awarded to Benjamin List and David W.C. MacMillan "for the development of asymmetric organocatalysis."  To learm more about these accomplished professionals, please see the links below.

And, if you are curious . . . here is the list of past winners.

Useful Sites for Chmeistry or Organic Chemistry

Chemistry Links

Open Access Journals

Associations / Societies

Other

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