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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 winter semester

As of September 7, 2020, the UTSC Library partially reopened as a study space for University of Toronto students, staff and faculty. The UTSC Library is currently operating between 10:00 am to 5:30 pm, Monday to Friday and 10:00 am to 5:00 pm Saturday per provincial COVID-19 updates. 

Study spaces are available by appointment to U of T students through the library booking system. Visitors need to tap or swipe their TCard or scan the QR code included with their booking confirmation before entering the library. 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.