Skip to main content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

CHMC47 Bio-Organic Chemistry

This guide will help students enrolled in CHMC47 Bio-Organic Chemistry to complete assignments, specifically the Literature Searching Assignment and installing relevant chemistry software.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Learn to identify Chemical Abstracts Registry numbers for compounds using SciFinder.  

  2. Learn to use different types of searching language such as keywords, controlled vocabulary, and author to build search queries in Web of Science to find relevant information on experts in the field.  

  3. Learn to design and refine search needs and search strategies as necessary and based on search results.   

  4. Learn to conduct a search in a specific journal so to identify the most recent research on a particular topic. 

Key Resources

Library Research Tutorial

There will be an optional library session provided through CHMC47 Quercus site, through BB Collaborate on Friday, September 25th 1-2pm. This session will help you learn the online research skills required for your literature searching assignment. This session will be recorded.

Need further assistance with your literature assignment?

Join your liaison librarian for a synchronous online session Friday, September 25, 2020 from 1-2pm. Together with your peers, we'll explore databases and research skills required to succeed. 

Location: CHMC47 Quercus site via BB Collaborate.

A recording of the Sept 25th online session will be made available on Quercus following the session. 


Still require help after attending the online tutorial? Please refer to the Get Help page of this guide.


UTSC Library partially open for fall semester

The UTSC Library partially reopened as a study space, Tuesday, Sept. 8 at 10:00 am. The library is currently open Monday – Friday, from 10:00 am – 8:00 pm and Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm.

Study spaces are available by appointment to U of T students through the library booking system. TCard or government ID that matches your booking confirmation will be required at the desk. Two floors of the library are open for physically distanced studying. Study rooms for small groups are limited to individual use. All visitors will need to continue wearing non-medical masks in the library, observe physical distancing guidelines and make use of hand sanitizers available on both levels of the library. 

The UTSC Library Makerspace and The BRIDGE spaces remain closed.  Please continue to visit the library website regularly for operations updates.  

Visit the UTSC Library Reopening Frequently Asked Questions for more details on library access, study spaces and borrowing materials.