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Chemistry: Home

This guide is designed to meet the information needs of Department of Chemistry at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology in the Applied Science Faculty


This guide provides information resources that will assist you in your study and research in Chemistry. There is a range of learning tools to help you to develop your research and study skills. Refer to the above blue tabs to access books, journals, databases.  

Where to find information for your assignments or research projects? 


  •  Where to start? Start with Reference sources like Encyclopaedia Britannica, credo reference, dictionaries that provide background information and key terms enabling more efficient research
  • Find synonyms, antonyms, meaning of words,  using Thesaurus available at
  • Are you looking for print journal titles?: use the library catalogue 
  • Are you looking for online / electronic  journal titles? search the Full Text Finder (search by typing the name of the journal)



Exercise on evaluating information sources

Chemistry exercise on evaluating information sources

  1. Using library Ebscohost database find at  least one article on chemistry careers and complete the research evaluation form
  2. Using Credo reference or encyclopedia Britannica find the definition of chemistry and complete the worksheet
  3. Search Google books for fundamental of analytical chemistry 9th edition and complete the worksheet

             Please number your answers in the worksheet

Search Google Books

Google Book Search

Google Scholar for Journal Articles...

Google Scholar Search

Information Literacy Course

PLEASE NOTE: Information literacy modules listed below are designed to enable students to recognize the value of information and use it to make informed choices in their personal, professional and academic lives. The information literacy course is aimed at empowering students to:
  • effectively access,
  • evaluate,
  • organize,
  • synthesize and apply information from a variety of sources and formats in a variety of contexts
Notes on Five information literacy modules
1. Searching strategy or topic analysis, watch this video! 
Contact person 

Nolwando Vananda-Nyeli, Senior  Library Assistant : Applied SciencesCape Peninsula University of Technology

Bellville, 7535 , + 27 21 959 4440

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Faculty Librarian: Applied Sciences

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