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CHM 108: Chemistry and Society

Library Activity

Learning Objectives

At the end of this instruction session, students will be able to:

  1. Identify and describe characteristics of a robust website
  2. Distinguish between electronic library resources and internet resources
  3. Examine and evaluate the differences between popular and scholarly resources.
  4. Create an annotated bibliography of resources.

Website Evaluation

Article Evaluation

Searching for Journal Articles

For the Lab Exercise -

  • Use the search terms Alternative fuels and cars
  • Compare and contrast the databases below with a Google Search

For the Annotated Bibliography -

  • Use a database of your choice to search for articles on your topic.

Use the Get It button or Full Text link to access full text articles.

APA Citation Style

From your completed worksheet, you'll have all the components needed to cite your sources in APA style.  Here's an example of a journal article in APA style:

Villarreal, M. A. (2006). Finding our place: Reconstructing community through oral history.

The Oral History Review, 33(2), 45-64. Retrieved from

Use the following guides to help you with types of references.

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