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CHE 4151 Chemistry Undergraduate Seminar

This guide will help senior chemistry majors complete their report for senior seminar

Reading and Annotating a Scientific Paper

Scientific research articles usually include

  • abstract:  highlights of the major points of the paper
  • introduction/background:  context and purpose/hypothesis of the experiment
  • methods:  what was done
  • results:  sometimes combined with the methods or analysis
  • analysis:  how well did the experiment work
  • discussion:  sometimes combined with the analysis or conclusions
  • conclusions/future work

Knowing the different sections of a scientific article will make it easier to understand the article.  By comparing the same section across papers, you might be able to discern how the science has evolved or the influences of one group on the other.

For more help with reading scientific papers, sign up for a library workshop.  Also check out this resource.

Practice Articles Spring 2022

We will go over how to read a scientific article in class.

You will need to download the practice article for your section.

The practice article for Dr. Bellert's seminar students is Role of Spin in the Catalytic Oxidation of CO by N2O Enabled by Co+: New Insights from Temperature-Dependent Kinetics and Statistical Modeling

The practice article for Dr. Klausmeyer's seminar students is Understanding the Solution and Solid-State Structures of Pd and Pt PSiP Pincer-Supported Hydrides

The practice article for Dr. Romo's seminar students is An Assay Based on SAMDI Mass Spectrometry for Profiling Protein Interaction Domains.

The practice article for Dr. Solouki's seminar students is An Assay Based on SAMDI Mass Spectrometry for Profiling Protein Interaction Domains

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