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About this Guide:

This guide supports Chemistry and Forensic classes here at SSU.  The guide pulls together many sources (Library and Web-Based) that may be beneficial for students in chemistry and/or forensic science classes. You may access different areas of this guide by clicking on the tabs above. 

Remember, most library resources are available to you 24/7 through the library's webpage!  To access any of the Galileo Databases offcampus, you will need the current Galileo password.  You may find the current passward by accessing your library account.

Information Cycle:

This cycle follows the Creation of Information. 

  • The web often has the most current information.  We see it posted as it happens in many cases.  Think of Hurricane Sandy.
  • Radio & Television fall in a close second to the Web.  Again, think of Hurricane Sandy.  We saw live news clippings of the Hurricane hitting shore.  We also saw live interviews of the people affected by the Hurricane and the damage done to the coast.
  • Newspapers and Magazines follow next.  Especially Print.  It's usually the next day, or several days later that you read about an event in the print papers and magazines.
  • Journals contain the most current information on scholarly research.  Still, you must remember that you are looking at research that happened months or maybe even a year or so before the article was published.
  • Books are the final stop for information.  Books are great for Background information or historical information.  They are NOT always the choice for the Most Current Information.