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Reference Sources

 

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Comprehensive source of information on chemical research and researchers at universities in the United States and Canada by the American Chemical Society. Search by name of faculty or by institution.

Provides information by congressional mandate concerning public health assessments of waste sites, health consultations concerning specific hazardous substances, health surveillance and registries, response to emergency releases of hazardous substances, applied research in support of public health assessments, information development and dissemination, and education and training concerning hazardous substances.

Beilstein Handbook (via Reaxys) (1772 - Current)
Access chemical data in the areas of organic, organo-metallic, and inorganic chemistry. Databases included are the Beilstein Handbook, the Gmelin Handbook, selected literature from 1772 to today, and organic chemistry and life science patents from US (since 1976), World and European (since 1978) patent publications. Reaxys is updated monthly.

Databases, material safety data sheets, protective equipment, and government agencies, and other information from the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health.

Members of this online chemical community can access over 350 journals and 15 databases from a variety of publishers, including Beilstein, U.S. patents, Medline, NIST and more. Access to the pre-print server is also available. Users must register to access services.

e-ROS: Encyclopedia of Reagents for Organic Synthesis
e-EROS offers systematic and exhaustive coverage of reagents used in organic synthesis. Classical reagents, new "designer" reagents and catalysts are included. Search by CAS numbers or InChIís or InChI Keys, authors with full-text links to their articles, keywords and phrases, reagent or reaction name, citation information, or structure, and more.

Provides information on substances and how they are represented in the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations and information systems. Search by name, CAS number and in other ways.

Gmelin (Reaxys) (1772 - Current)
Access chemical data in the areas of organic, organo-metallic, and inorganic chemistry. Databases included are the Beilstein Handbook, the Gmelin Handbook, selected literature from 1772 to today, and organic chemistry and life science patents from US (since 1976), World and European (since 1978) patent publications. Reaxys is updated monthly.

Numerous academic and government resources for searching material safety data sheets. Information from chemical manufactures and about pesticides also included.

A standard handbook with methods and techniques for studying enzymes. DNA, RNA, biophysical, biochemical and biotechnological topics are also included.

Patent Chemistry (Reaxys) (1772 - Current)
Access chemical data in the areas of organic, organo-metallic, and inorganic chemistry. Databases included are theBeilstein Handbook, the Gmelin Handbook, selected literature from 1772 to today, and organic chemistry and life science patents from US (since 1976), World and European (since 1978) patent publications. Reaxys is updated monthly.

Contains the chemical structures of small organic molecules and information on their biological activities. Search for unique chemical structures, deposited structure records, bioassay records, and structures using text terms such as names, synonyms, keywords, or depositor-supplied identifiers, names of reagents, and SMILES, MOL file, and other formats.

Reaxys (Beilstein/Gmelin/Patent Chemistry) (1772 - Current)
Access chemical data in the areas of organic, organo-metallic, and inorganic chemistry. Databases included are the Beilstein Handbook, the Gmelin Handbook, selected literature from 1772 to today, and organic chemistry and life science patents from US (since 1976), World and European (since 1978) patent publications. Reaxys is updated monthly.

Science of Synthesis: Houben-Weyl Methods of Molecular Transformations (OhioLINK) (1909 - Current)
Science of Synthesis, formerly Houben-Weyl Methods of Organic Chemistry, is the premier source for information on synthetic chemistry. It includes access to published literature from journals, books, and patents since the 1880's, with an effort toward balancing works from industry and academica.

SciFinder Scholar
Meta database Patent and Journal References from all scientific disciplines, Substance information, Chemical reactions, Regulated chemicals information, Commercially available substances. Searches simultaneously the following sources: Chemical AbstractsPlus; CAS REGISTRY; CHEMLIST; CHEMCATS -Online Chemical Catalogs File, MEDLINE and OLDMEDLINE 1958- present. Chemical Structure searches are limited to exact matches of a drawn structure as well as structure with substitution at open positions on the drawn structure.

NOTE: SciFinder Scholar is located in the CD-ROM folder found in the start menu of the public work stations.


SciFinder Web Version (1907 - Current)
Online version of SciFinder Scholar which includes access to patent and journal literature in most scientific disciplines, Substance information, chemical reactions, regulated chemicals information, commercially available substances are also available. Searches simultaneously the following sources: Chemical AbstractsPlus; CAS REGISTRY; CHEMLIST; CHEMCATS -Online Chemical Catalogs File, MEDLINE and OLDMEDLINE 1958- present. Substructure and exact structure searching are available. Use the link below to create your account.
Create SciFinder Web Version account

Scopus (1996 - Current)
Scopus is a database that gives author and journal ranking analysis. It works in a similar way to ISI Web of Science and its Citation Indexes. While Scopus does cover many journals that ISI does not, the strongest coverage in the sciences. Scopus uses its H index as a measure of citations for journals and authors.
Scopus Searching LibGuide

Search for materials safety data sheets and other toxicity information.

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Spectral Data

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Written by Dr. Joseph Hornak, this hypertext book describes major concepts of NMR, including mathematics, spin physics, Fourier transforms, and more.

Search engine specific to FTIR and Raman spectral data. This is a pay-per-search service, with free registration.

An integrated spectral database system for organic compounds, which includes 6 different types of spectra under a directory database of the compounds. The spectra are EI mass, 1H decoupled 13C NMR, 1H NMR pattern (90 and/or 400 MHz), 1H NMR parameter (300 MHz pattern generated), FT-IR, laser-Raman, and ESR. Produced by the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology of Japan.

A free access spectroscopy portal and "Community of Interest" website that provides information about Mass Spectrometry (incorporating Base Peak), X-ray Spectrometry, NMR (incorporating NMR Knowledge Base), Chemometrics (incorporating Chemometrics World), Infrared Atomic Spectroscopy, Raman Spectroscopy, Ultraviolet, MRI, and Proteomics.

Provides chemistry students with a library of spectroscopy problems. Interpretation of spectra is a technique that requires practice - this site provides 1H NMR and 13C NMR, DEPT, COSY and IR spectra of various compounds for students to interpret.

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Educational Resources

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Bibliographies and descriptions of resources in major areas of chemistry (e.g. analytical, organic, inorganic, crystallography and more). Created by librarians at the University of Texas at Austin.

Links to pages created by faculty worldwide who are using the Web to deliver course materials in any language. Includes modules on inorganic and analytical chemistry, molecular models and introductory chemistry. Select your area of interest from the list of subjects.

A United States Geological Survey site that shows how chemists and geologists use analytical chemistry to: determine the age of the Earth; show an extraterrestrial body collided with the Earth; predict volcanic eruptions; observe atmospheric change over millions of years; and document damage by acid rain and pollution of the Earth's surface.

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Societies

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Official web site of the American Chemical Society. Provides resources and services for members, as well as information about the many disciplines within chemistry. Conference, career, and information for professionals may also be found.

Provides information on the Union, its Commissions and Regional Associates, and its journals and other publications.

Provides information on IUPAC nomenclature recommendations.

Official web site for the national academies of the United States, which include the Institute of Medicine, the National Academy of Engineering, The National Academy of Sciences, and the National Research Council. National Academies perform an unparalleled public service by bringing together committees of experts in all areas of scientific and technological endeavor. These experts serve pro bono to address critical national issues and give advice to the federal government and the public. Most areas of science are covered, including chemistry and physics, biology, and more, with access to full-text of reports.

Provides subscriber access to the RSC's journals, information about its books and databases, conferences, jobs, and more. Full-text access to journals may also be available via OhioLINK's Electronic Journal Center.

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Chemicals and Suppliers

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Searchable database of chemical suppliers.

A collection of catalogs from major chemical suppliers. Includes information from 30 of the premier chemical catalogs including those from Lancaster, TCI, ACROS Organics, and Alpha Aesar. Search by text or structure. The free version is no longer available, but you may request a 2-week free trial. Register to use.

Contains current information on commercially available chemicals and their worldwide suppliers.

Portal for free and subscription scientific databases . Includes reference databases (ChemFinder and more), as well as chemical, reaction, and safety databases. Search by name of chemical, moleculary formula or weight, or CAS number. Discounts are available through educational and student pricing.

Provides information on substances and how they are represented in the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations and information systems. Search by name, CAS number and in other ways.

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Educational Resources

Selected Internet Sites

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Web site of the Department of Chemistry, Cambridge University.

Chemistry portal covering numerous topics, including most disciplines within chemistry, communication, compounds and molecules, societies, government agencies worldwide, jobs, and much more.

Directory of chemistry web sites on dozens of topics, compiled by the Galaxy search engine site.

Contains links to reference resources on chemical data sources, material safety, chemistry departments, chemical suppliers, all aspects of chemistry and more. Maintained by the library at University of California at Santa Barbara.

Contains images that represent atomic orbitals and molecular orbitals, animated plots of wave functions, animated plots of electron density, "dot-density" plots of electron density, and plots of radial distribution functions.

Compilation of Internet resources, including databases, online journals, patents, societies, books, software, jobs, reactions, and much more.

A set of simple interactive calculators for chemistry, including isotope patterns, element patterns, reaction yields, oxidation states of d-block metals in a complex, electron accountancy, and more. Some modules are still in test phase.

Provides access to a 3-D structures database as well as to a database of chemical distributors

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