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Chemistry Overview (NE): Get Started

Choose a Topic

Where do I find topic ideas?

  • Class discussions and reading assignments

  • Current events or items in the news

  • Browse books, journals, and magazines related to the field

Science magazine – the flagship publication of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. First published in 1880 with the help of funding from Thomas Edison, Science has since become one of the most widely cited scientific journals in the world. (Copies available at the NE Library Print Periodicals area.) 

Gather Background Information

small stack of books

Why do I need background information?

  • Get more familiar with your topic
  • Find out names, dates, and places relevant to your topic
  • Learn about special vocabulary related to your topic





You can search the library to find many reference sources such as specialized encyclopedias.

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