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Chemistry: Home

A guide to online and print resources in chemistry.

Books and encyclopedias

Book series

Progress in Brain Research

Advances in Cancer Research

International Review of Neurobiology


Encyclopedia of Neurological Sciences (2nd Ed.)

Encyclopedia of Toxicology (3rd Ed.)

Encyclopedia of Neuroscience 

Chemistry news from ScienceDaily

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Reference Source


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For a comprehensive literature search in chemistry, start by searching SciFinder or Web of Science. To do a quick search or to find a few good articles, start by searching or browsing the full text collection of American Chemical Society Journals.

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Citing Your Sources

ACS Style Guide--

      available online  

For help with your reference list, see chapter 14, "References," in Part Two, Style Guidelines

See more information on Citing/Bibliographies

Research Tools and Tips

Looking for a specific item for which you know the title? Use these quick search tools:

•  Books

Use the Scholar OneSearch Browse search to find books by title (or change drop-down selection to Author and enter last name, first name).

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Use the Ejournal finder (search by title, e-only).


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