General Chemistry Research Guide
Databases: Links to databases indexing magazine, journal and newspaper articles
Library Catalogs: Books, videos and other audiovisuals
Reference Works: Find backgound information, illustrations and data
Videorecording Sets: View important concepts in general chemistry
Internet Science Sites: Major science gateways
Comprehensive search engine for science-specific topics. Results cite Science Web sites and provide abstracts from Medline, Science Direct, U.S. Patent office documents and more.
The gateway to government science information. Provides access to over 47 million pages of government science information from 42 databases and 2000 websites, many part of the "deep web" that is inaccesible to search engines.
Internet Chemistry Sites
- About.com Chemistry
Articles on everyday chemistry and interesting topics in the field, homework help, worked problems with explanations, a chemical structures archive, and more. Both free and for-fee content.
The Sheffield Chemdex: the directory of chemistry on the WWW since 1993. Portal to hundreds of useful chemistry links.
- Chemical Industry Home Page
Links to chemical suppliers and other websites for patent information, careers, journals, etc.
- Chemical Information Sources Wiki
Helpful links to lecture notes, resource guides and chemical information on the web, maintained by Indiana University's Department of Chemistry.
- Chemistry.org: the Website of the American Chemical Society
Although much content is available only to ACS members, open availability of the "molecule of the week," with archives, the animated periodic table, issues of Chemistry Magazine, career resources and the "chemistry headlines" service make this a valuable website.
- Classic Chemistry
Carmen Giunta of Le Moyne College maintains this website devoted to the history of chemistry, with links to web versions of classic papers in chemistry.
- Explore Chemical History from the Chemical Heritage Foundation
Time lines, faces, and further resources for such areas of chemistry as matter and molecules, polymers, and the chemistry of life.
- General Chemistry Online
Tutorials, exam survival guide, simulations, FAQs, and more from the Department of Chemistry at Frostburg State University.
- It's Elemental: the Periodic Table
Chemical & Engineering News 80th anniversary issue on the building blocks of chemistry. Includes 89 essays on individual and groups of elements.
- Martindale's The "Virtual" Chemistry Center
Organized by broad topic, a gateway to chemistry sites on the web for everything from journals to periodic tables to tutorials to safety.
- Material Safety Data Sheets and Where to Find them on the Internet
Provides an up-to-date list of Internet sites from government agencies, chemical manufacturers and suppliers, and many other searchable sites
- Molecule of the Month
History, physical data, use and importance of numerous molecules, most of them organic, contributed each month since 1996. Note additional links to molecule descriptions at the end.
- Molecular Weight Calculation
Type in a molecule's formula, get the molecular weight and other physical data.
- NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards
Authoritative guide to industrial hygiene information for several hundred chemicals with links to RTECS (Registry of Toxicological Effects of Chemical Substances) data.
- NIST Chemistry Webbook
Authoritiative, critically evaluated information from the National Institute of Standards and Technology on structure, formula, and much additional data, seachable by chemical name, CAS number, formula, etc.
- The Orbitron: A Gallery of Orbitals on the WWW
By energy level, colorful images representing atomic orbitals and molecular orbitals, plus animated plots of wave functions and electron density and more.
- United States Patent and Trademark Office: Google Advanced Search for Patents
Get the text (image or full-text) of United States patents issued since 1790.
- WebElements Periodic Table (Professional Edition)
Clickable elements on the periodic table provide more data on physical properties, history, uses and more for each element.
- Links for Chemists: The WWW Virtual Library for Chemists
Maintained by the University of Liverpool Department of Chemistry, this provides an extensive list of links to valuable websites in many areas of chemistry.
- Yahoo's Index of Chemistry Links
Search for information by chemistry subject categories or by keyword.
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