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Chemistry - Article Databases...and more
Academic Search Complete
BioMed Central Open Access
MEDLINE with Full Text
PLOS ONE Open Access
"...features reports of original research from all disciplines within science and medicine." More... (Indexed in Academic Search Complete, PubMed Central and several other databases, so it can be searched in a database or independently.)
Science Direct Databases
HighWire Open Access
Nature (Half of 2011 papers are now Open Access)
Subject Category
Chemistry - Reference and eReference

Use reference materials to get background information, explore a subject, refine a topic, etc.

Selected Reference Books

Credo Reference: Chemistry ~18,840 entries
Example: Results for Svante Arrhenius
Credo Reference Results
Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL): Chemistry
Example: Results for Svante Arrhenius
Points of View Reference Center
Example:  wildlife conservation
Gale Virtual Reference Library result

Try a keyword or subject search. Once you find a book of interest, click the title to access the detailed record and note the table of contents and/or subject headings for additional terms to search.

eBooks eBook titles are included in the library catalog with links to the ebook, but you may prefer to search an ebook database instead of using the library catalog.

Use the All Subject link and drill down through the subjects for a list of ebooks on your selected subject(s).
ebrary: Chemistry or Analytical Chemistry  ~559 ebooks
ebrary: Physical Sciences (searched using LC Call Numbers QB1 - QE996) ~3371 ebooks
See: Library of Congress Outline : Chemistry
eBook Collection
eBook Collections: Chemistry (~76)
eBook Collections: Sciences (~558)
Chemistry - Periodicals (journals, trade publications, etc.)
ORU subscribes to many journal titles, which may be available full text online or in the library in print or microform formats, or several formats. (For detailed information see How to Find Journals.) Use the A-to-Z
Journals List to see if the library has the title you need. more...
From the subjects listed, select a specific subject. Then, select a journal title and follow the links to the full text. Or, try a title keyword search.
Examples of titles by subject:
A-to-Z: Chemistry 460+ titles A-to-Z: Science Subjects ~4,396 titles
ScienceDirect Title List - Alphabetically
To view free full text titles mark "Full-text available" then click Apply.
ScienceDirect Title List - By Subject
BioOne - Titles Free on the Web
Indexing and abstracts available. No full text. More...
Chemistry - Periodic Tables
ACS Interactive Periodic Table (American Chemical Society)
Environmental Periodic Table of Elements
Periodic Table(Royal Society of Chemistry)
WebElements Periodic Table: the periodic table on the web
This highly rated site provides information on atomic elements. Thousands of graphics, links to physical properties and common compounds, photographs, video clips of important reactions, and cartoons are included. Author Mark Winter, University of Sheffield, UK.
The Wooden Periodic Table of Elements
Covers Theodore Gray's construction of a "literal" periodic table (it's designed as a wooden table). Click on any tile in the table to see more about the element. Provides links to other sites that include reports, samples of the element, and more.

Database QuickLinks

Click the More Information to link to the vendor's database descriptions.
OneSearch - The EBSCO Integrated Search Interface

Chemistry - Selected Websites
American Chemical Society (ACS) Hot Articles.
Boston University Library: Chemistry (Science and Engineering Library)
From Includes links to Basic Data, Physical Constants, Thermophysical Data, Biochemistry and Hazardous Chemistry web sites. Provides links to encyclopedias, journals and indexes to journals and patent literature.
Cambridge Crystallagraphic Data Centre
Chemistry fundamentals. Try a quiz!
Fiz Chemie's specialized search engine covering chemistry-related web sites.
The Chemical Industry (Maintained by the National Environmental Information Service.)
Links to Chemical Industry Associations, environmental and analytical resources, new processes, and management references and resources.
Chemistry Library: Writing Tools (UW - Madison Libraries)
Provides ACS citation examples.
FACT: Facility for the Analysis of Chemical Thermodynamics
ipl2: Chemical Sciences (Chemistry)
Subject directory of websites selected and evaluated by librarians.
Links for Chemists (Maintained by University of Liverpool Department of Chemistry.)
Over 8,075 links to chemistry resources on the Internet.
National Library of Medicine: Databases
CHEMIDplus -- A chemical dictionary file for over 350,000 compounds of biomedical and regulatory interest. Records include CAS Registry Numbers, molecular formulae, generic names and synonyms. Factsheet.
Toxnet: Toxicology Data Network -- Databases on toxicology, hazardous chemicals, environmental health, and related areas. Hazardous Substances Data Bank (HSDB) Fact Sheet.
NIST Chemistry WebBook
Covers "thermochemistry for 5,000 compounds, enthalpy of reaction for 3,000 reactions, infrared spectra for 5,000 compounds, mass spectra for 8,000 compounds, ion energetics data for 14,000 compounds, and more."
Protein Data Bank
Maintained by the Research Collaboratory for Structural Bioninfomatics (RCSB).
R & D Chemicals
A database of chemical compounds sites that allows you to find a chemical by its molecular formula, IUPAC name, Smiles, common name, CAS number, structure or substructure.
Related guide:
CHE449 - Chemistry Research