Robert Tomaszewski

Contact Information

Voice: 657-278-2976

Office: PLN-125 

Robert Tomaszewski

Reference & Instruction LIBRARIAN


As a reference/instruction librarian, I teach information literacy, contribute to the collection development, and provide reference and research consultation services. I am the subject information specialist for the departments of Biology, Chemistry, Geology, Mathematics, and Physics.


MISt - Information and library Science - University of Toronto, Canada

PhD - Chemistry - University of Utah, USA

BSc (Hons) - Chemistry - Kingston University, UK

Research Areas

  • Citation Analysis
  • Information Needs of Scientists
  • Academic Integrity and Publishing
  • Information Literacy and Open Access



Selected Publications:

Tomaszewski, R. (2017). Citations to chemical resources in scholarly articles: CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics and The Merck Index. Scientometrics, 112(3), 1865-1879.

Tomaszewski, R., & MacDonald, K. I. (2016). A study of citations to Wikipedia in scholarly publications. Science & Technology Libraries, 35(3), 246-261.

Tomaszewski, R. (2016). The concept of the imploded Boolean search: A case study with undergraduate chemistry students. Journal of Chemical Education (Special Issue), 93(3), 527-533.

Office Hours

M-F: by appointment