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CHM 300: Investigations in Chemistry

A guide to accompany your research in CHM 300.

Links for Chemistry Investigations

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Cabell's Predatory Reports

Cabell's Predatory Reports is a tool for fighting back against a growing trend that threatens to undermine scholarly communication.

Students and faculty should use this database to evaluate the academic integrity of a journal. This database does not provide journal articles, only evaluations of journals. You may search by title, discipline, ISSN, country, and publisher.

Cabell's evaluative process is thoroughly documented. Each summary contains the basic information necessary in identifying a predatory journal. This includes the title of the journal, its publisher, any claimed ISSNs, geographic location, website, open access and launch date. In every report, they categorize and detail each violation and provide a transparent view of the investigated journal.

To achieve these reports specialists analyze over 60 behavioral indicators, screening for everything from misleading metrics to irregular publication practices. Their criteria-based methodology, informed by industry expertise and community support, objectively evaluates whether a journal is predatory. A complete record of when, what and why a journal is put in Predatory Reports gives users the ability to see deceptive behaviors first-hand and to make clear and safe decisions.

The academic community is an integral part of the solution. Cabell welcomes any tips, leads or suggestions in identifying specific fraudulent operations or behaviors. Let them know at

Learn more at Cabell's Predatory Reports website.


What is Interlibrary Loan?

How does it work?

Students, staff and faculty of Queens University of Charlotte may request scholarly material (articles and print books) not available in library collections utilizing the Interlibrary Loan Cooperative Program. Everett Library also loans collection materials to participating institutions on a quid pro quo reciprocal basis. In general, only items from the circulating collection are available for interlibrary loan. Reference, media, special collections/archives, and any circulated items deemed too fragile for transport are not available for loan.

Average Turnaround Time:

Article Requests / 5-7 business days / Delivered via email in most circumstances

Book Requests / 10-15 business days / Delivered via US Post


Every effort will be made to honor interlibrary loan requests at no charge to the patron. However, if a request is not complimentary, the patron has the option to pay the compulsory fees charged by the lending institution. All patrons will be advised prior to request submittal.

Interlibrary Loan Copyright Compliance

The Everett Library observes standard interlibrary loan practices and adheres to appropriate national and state Interlibrary Loan Code and Copyright Law. To research applicable national and state standards regarding interlibrary loan, please click here.

Interlibrary Loan Request

Interlibrary Loan with an icon of an open bookInterlibrary Loan Request Form

Use this form to create new request and to check on requests you've already made.