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Chemistry: Home

Use this guide as a starting point for finding chemistry resources.

  • Knovel Searchable database of physical and chemical properties such as heat capacities, surface tensions of liquids and compressibility of gases.

  • NIST - the National Institute of Standards and Technology is a division of the United States Department of Commerce.  NIST has responsibility to  develop, maintain, and disseminate the official standards for a wide range of quantities, including length, mass, force and shock, acceleration, time and frequency, electricity, temperature, humidity, pressure and vacuum, liquid and gas flow, and electromagnetic, optical, acoustic, and ionizing radiation. 

  • Merck Index - A resource of the Royal Society of Chemistry, the Merck Index online is an important source of information about chemicals, drugs and biologicals.

Further resources

  • Scopus - largest database of scientific literature, indexing more than 23,000 journals.  It is used for locating information about research published since 1788.

  • Scifinder SciFinder is the best database for chemistry-related topics. SciFinder includes journal and patents, chemical regulatory data, and supplier, reaction, and substance information. Registration is required.