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Chemistry: Research Help

Chemistry Databases

Other Online Resources

  • ChemNetBase - Comprised of Chapman & Hall/CRC's chemistry references - a comprehensive chemistry resource that includes dictionaries and physical property information.
  • DiscoveryGate - An easy-to-use application for accessing scientific information.
  • The Merck Index - An encyclopedia of chemicals, drugs, and biologicals that contains more than 12,000 monographs.
  • PubChem - An open chemistry database at the National Institutes of Health.

Journals, Periodicals and Reference

  • Analytical Chemistry (print)
  • Biochemistry
  • Journal of the American Chemical Society (print)
  • Journal of Chemical Education (print)

Books and Ebooks

Here at Sherratt Library, we use the Library of Congress classification system (call numbers) to organize most of our items, including print books and e-books. Below is a general list of call numbers that relate to [discipline] (they can help you find items faster).

QD 1-999 - Chemistry
QD 1-65 - General (including 

QD 71-142 - Analytical chemistry

QD 146-197 - Inorganic chemistry

QD 241-441 - Organic chemistry

QD 415-436 - Biochemistry

QD 450-801 - Physical and 
theoretical chemistry

QD 625-655 - Radiation chemistry

QD 701-731 - Photochemistry

QD 901-999 - Crystallography

Chemistry Librarian

ACS Style Guide

This link will take you to the official ACS Style Guide with explanations and examples of how to cite sources in an ACS publication

  ACS Style Guide