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CHEM 306 (Dicus) Introduction to Chemistry

CHEM 306 (Dicus) Introduction to Chemistry


Research Topic Assignment - Library Part

Link to Required Library Exercise here
Task 2 – References/Resources and Summaries (AKA Annotated Bibliography) (10 pts)  
  Find at least eight sources of information including books, periodicals, and the internet. Three of these sources should be scholarly/peer reviewed periodicals.  One source can be an interview with a working scientist or health professional if appropriate for your topic.  
Create a working bibliography of these eight sources using APA or MLA format. 
Here are two web pages outlining the APA bibliography format: 
and a good web page outlining the MLA format 
Under each citation, summarize the main idea of each resource (3 – 4 sentences).  This task should be an integrated compilation of references and summaries that represents the group’s references and not separate lists from each group member. 



Sample Topic and Research Questions

“The Use of Indigo in Nigerian Dye baths”

The group will attempt to address the following:

  1. What is the chemical composition of indigo?
  2. What are the natural sources of indigo?
  3. What are the synthetic sources of indigo?
  4. What are the traditional and modern uses of indigo?
  5. Are there are any differences or similarities between indigo and other types of dye?
  6. Are there any health concerns in the use of the dye?
  7. Are there different types of indigo?
  8. What are the different uses of indigo?

Infographic on the research and learning process described above