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Chemical Property databases

  • In addition to ChemNetBase above:
  • ChemIDplus - Dictionary of over 370,000 chemicals (names, synonyms, and structures) from National Library of Medicine's Specialized Information Service.  Use the Advanced Search feature for chemical structure, property, and toxicity searching
  • ChemSpider - Royal Society of Chemistry source for 26 million structures, synonyms, trade names,  and formulas, with links to properties, spectra, etc. Links to both authoritative journal content (links to SMC subscribed content will only work on campus for this free resource) and non-authoritative (Wikipedia) content, so confirm results with other sources.
  • NIST Webbook - (National Institute of Standards and Technology)Thermochemical, phase transition, gas phase IR and mass spectral data for thousands of compounds.
  • PubChem and old PubChem - National Institutes of Health. Biological activities of small molecules. Search compounds, patents, targets, more.
  • Merck Index.  (Ref 615.1 M537 2013 ) 15th ed. Rahway, NJ: Merck, 2013.

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Prescription Drug Reference

  • Drug Information - from Medline. Over-the-counter, prescription drugs, herbs and natural remedies.  Sources are American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), and Natural Standard.
  • Physicians' Desk Reference: PDR. (Ref 615.1 P569) Oradell, NJ: Medical Economics. Annual.
  • Martindale : the complete drug reference. 2 vols. (Ref 615.1 M366) London ; Chicago : Pharmaceutical Press, 2007.
  • Drugs@FDA - Browse by an alphabetical index, or use the keyword search engine.
  • - USPDI (U.S. Pharmacopia Dispensing Information) from Mayo Clinic. Requires Flash plug-in to enter the site. Search by drug name.
  • PDR for nonprescription drugs, dietary supplements, and herbs. (Ref  615.1 P569n ) Montvale, N.J. : PDR Network, c2009
  • Merck Index: An Encyclopedia of Chemicals, Drugs, and Biologicals. (Ref 615.1 M537) 15th ed. Rahway, NJ: Merck, 2013


Citing & Writing

Chemistry Style

  • The ACS style guide: effective communication of scientific information.   (Ref. 540.02 D661a) 3rd ed. Washington, DC : American Chemical Society ; Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006. Also available as an eBook in the Library's collection.  Here is the References chapter.
  • Quick Guide to Citing Using the ACS Style Guide from Pennsylvania State University's Physical and Mathematical Sciences Library.
  • CASSI Search Tool: Chemical Abstracts Source Index-find periodicals titles from abbreviations and the other way too! You need to abbreviate journal titles for ACS Style.

Biological and Medical Style

  • Scientific style and format: the CSE manual for authors, editors, and publishers. (Ref 808.0665 C832) Reston, VA: Council of Science Editors in cooperation with the Rockefeller University Press, 2006.
  • The Library's APA Style Guide provides a summary, or the 6th edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association is available in the Reference Room (Ref 150.149 Am35b). For tips, consult the APA Style Blog
  • The  Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition) is available in the Reference Room (Ref 808.02 Un3e). You can also visit the Quick Guide from the Chicago Manual publishers.
  • AMA manual of style : a guide for authors and editors. (American Medical Association).  (Ref 808.0666 Am35) Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, c2007
  • Citing medicine: the NLM style guide for authors, editors, and publishers [Internet]. 2nd ed. Bethesda (MD): National Library of Medicine (US); 2007

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Writing Center

  • Having trouble putting it all together? The SMC Center for Writing Across the Curriculum (or, "The Writing Center"or CWAC) offers peer-to-peer advising sessions for both undergraduate and graduate students. You can call or stop by to make an appointment, or can also drop in and do a session immediately, if an adviser is available. See the CWAC website for more information, or stop by their office first floor DeLaSalle, or call CWAC: 925.631.4684
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