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Chemical Safety

This guide was created to assist students with LSC-Kingwood Chemistry assignments on lab safety.

Locate News Stories

Step 1

List three news stories (local/national/international) about chemical accidents that have occurred.

How To Find News Stories on the Web

One of the easiest ways to locate news stories is on the open web.  For example, do a Google search for the words "chemical accident" or "chemical incident", then choose "News" as a limiter. If you want to narrow to a location such as Texas, you may key that into the search box as well. 

google "chemical incident" and use the News tab to searchgoogle "chemical accident" and select the News tab to search

How To Find News Articles in the Library Databases

You can also locate chemical accidents/incidents in the library's news databases.  Be sure to check the full-text box and narrow to newspapers.  You may broaden to magazines and trade publications if you need to broaden your search. Use the phrase "chemical accident" or "chemical incident" for the best results when trying to choose a topic.  

The best newspaper databases are listed below.  You will need your library barcode to gain access.Don't have a library barcode?  See the HELP tab for options.

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