163.184 Literature search for chemists
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2024S, VU, 2.0h, 3.0EC


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: VU Lecture and Exercise
  • Format: Presence

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to carry out literature searches on their own. They have developed an appreciation that a given research field has its own peculiarity and requires special search methods and literature sources, i.e. that there is no one-for-all solution for literature, but that a search method has to be adapted according to the given field and search problem.

Subject of course

SciFinder, Reaxys, patent search, Scopus, PubMed, Google Scholar, databases, norm, etc.

Teaching methods

The search methods will be demonstrated in the lecture at first. Here, students are asked to bring a laptop/tablet to follow the demonstration hands on already during the lecture. Via search tasks as homework the knowledge about the methods are depend, results are discussed in the next lecture unit.

Mode of examination

Written and oral



Examination modalities

Students are graded via their engagement during the lecture and more importantly via the quality of the delivered homeworks. Presence in the lecture is mandatory (minimum 75%)

Course registration

Not necessary


Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
800 FW Elective Courses - Technical Chemistry Elective


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