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Title:
Chemistry resources in the electronic age
Author:
Bazler, Judith.
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Publication Information:
Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2003.
Physical Description:
xiii, 291 pages ; 25 cm.
General Note:
"An Oryx book."

Includes index.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781573563796
Format :
Book

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Summary

How can students, teachers, parents, and librarians be certain that the information a Web site provides is accurate and age appropriate? In this unique book, experienced science educator Judith A. Bazler reviews hundreds of the most reliable chemistry-related Web sites. Each review discusses the most appropriate grade level of the site, analyzes its accuracy and usefulness, and provides helpful hints for getting the most out of the resource.

The Web is the first place many students look for information. Yet the Web is notoriously unreliable. How can students, teachers, parents, and librarians be certain that the information a Web site provides is accurate and age appropriate? In this unique book, experienced science educator Judith A. Bazler reviews hundreds of the most reliable chemistry-related Web sites. Each review discusses the most appropriate grade level of the site, analyzes its accuracy and usefulness, and provides helpful hints for getting the most out of the resource.

Sites are organized by topic, from Acids to Thermodynamics, making it easy to locate the most useful sites. A handy summary presents the best places on the Web to find information on science museums, science centers, careers in chemistry, and chemistry supplies.


Author Notes

Judith A. Bazler is Associate Professor of Science Education in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at Monmouth University.


Reviews 2

Booklist Review

Here is a resource intended to provide a gateway to authoritative Web sites suitable for use in teaching and learning. The first chapter, "The Basics," contains short descriptions of a variety of electronic resources and formats, terms, and some information on searching and on copyright. The bulk of the volume is a bibliography of Web resources grouped by topic. Each record includes title, URL, grade level (ranging from elementary to postgraduate), a suggested search engine for hunting similar information, suggested keyword(s), and a detailed annotation. Among the 45 topic categories are "Chemical Reactions," "Equilibrium," "Lab Techniques," and "Periodic Table." This is a very useful references for building discipline-, course-, or assignment-specific Web pages. Had the author left out the rather unnecessary suggested search-engine lines from entries, there would have been room for a number of additional sites. The chapter about chemistry suppliers' Web addresses and catalogs is a handy directory, as is the brief chapter with a collection of career-related links to associations, universities, and similar resources. The detailed index is the best entry point for finding sites for topics that may be in several categories. The book will be useful for the public, but librarians can also use it to build excellent reference Web pages. It should be especially helpful in libraries serving students from the junior-high-school through lower-division undergraduate levels. -- RBB Copyright 2004 Booklist


Choice Review

Bazler's ambitious work creates order out of chaos by organizing and analyzing some of the best Internet chemistry resources. The first chapter introduces the Internet in a way even seasoned surfers will appreciate, covering history, browser use, searching techniques, URL structure, Web site evaluation, copyright, plagiarism, and more. The most useful part of the book, the second chapter, cites hundreds of chemistry and science sources including bibliographic databases, curricular materials, dictionaries, encyclopedias, FAQs, handbooks, lectures, simulations, software, translations, tutorials, and vendors. Sites are organized by chemistry topics based on science standards and chemistry textbooks, allowing quick identification of appropriate sources. Each site is well reviewed and provides title, URL, grade level through professional, search engine, and key words the author used to locate the site. Chapter 3 lists commercial sources for suppliers of equipment, models, charts, and books; chapter 4 lists sites for museums, science centers, and summer programs; and chapter 5 lists career sites. A quarter of the Web sites were "unavailable" or "not found" and the book contains a few incorrect URLs, but the sites accessed were well chosen and thoughtfully reviewed. The book provides a table of contents and a glossary. ^BSumming Up: Recommended. Undergraduates, graduate students, faculty, and professionals in chemistry. N. Chipman-Shlaes Governors State University


Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introductionp. xi
1. The Basicsp. 1
Information in the Electronic Agep. 1
Formats of Resourcesp. 3
Library Electronic Servicesp. 3
CD-ROM/Multimediap. 4
E-mailp. 4
Mailing Listsp. 4
Usenet Newsgroupsp. 4
Chatp. 5
Videoconferencingp. 5
Full-Text Magazines and Newspapersp. 5
Digital Librariesp. 6
Types of World Wide Web Resourcesp. 6
Reference and Journals Web Sitesp. 6
Commercial and Government Web Sitesp. 7
Academic and Educational Web Sitesp. 8
Existing Programs Web Sitesp. 10
Practical Activities Web Sitesp. 10
Web Basicsp. 11
Browsersp. 11
URLsp. 12
Metasearch Enginesp. 12
Search Enginesp. 13
Other Toolsp. 13
Searchingp. 17
Evaluating Web Materialp. 17
Beyond the Webp. 18
Copyright and Plagiarism in the Electronic Agep. 18
2. Resources in Chemistryp. 21
Types of General Science Resourcesp. 21
Referencep. 21
Commercial and Government Sitesp. 25
Academic and Educational Sitesp. 25
Demonstration Sitesp. 27
General Sources of Chemistry Informationp. 27
Safetyp. 27
General Sitesp. 28
Glossaries and Dictionariesp. 28
Standard Tables and Chartsp. 29
Formulasp. 30
Chemistry Topicsp. 31
Acids/Basesp. 31
Analytical Chemistryp. 33
Atomic Structurep. 36
Atomsp. 39
Biochemistryp. 40
Bondingp. 54
Carbohydratesp. 62
Chemical Engineeringp. 75
Chemical Reactionsp. 88
Chromatographyp. 89
Crystalsp. 102
Electrochemistryp. 106
Electronic Structurep. 107
Energyp. 108
Environmental Chemistryp. 111
Enzymesp. 112
Equationsp. 116
Equilibriump. 117
Ethicsp. 118
Formulasp. 120
Gas Lawsp. 130
Groupsp. 139
Inorganic Chemistryp. 146
Kineticsp. 157
Lab Techniquesp. 168
Lipidsp. 171
Liquidsp. 173
Matterp. 175
Measurement (Chemical)p. 181
Molep. 183
Moleculesp. 184
Nuclear Chemistryp. 186
Organic Chemistryp. 189
Oxidationp. 191
Periodic Tablep. 192
Proteinsp. 195
Reaction Ratesp. 199
Reactionsp. 207
Redox Reactionp. 212
Safetyp. 220
Solids/Tutorialsp. 225
Solubility/Tutorialsp. 231
Solutions/Tutorialsp. 239
Stoichiometry/Tutorialsp. 247
Thermodynamics/Tutorialsp. 252
3. Suppliesp. 259
4. Museums, Science Centers, and Summer Programsp. 265
5. Careersp. 273
Glossaryp. 279
Indexp. 281