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General Chemistry Encyclopedias & Handbooks
Chemist's Ready Reference Handbook. (Ref 540.2 Sh92) New York: McGraw-Hill, 1990.
IUPAC Compendium of Chemical Terminology - The “gold book” for definitions of chemical terms. Based on the 1997 2nd edition, but regularly updated.
Kirk-Othmer Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology. (Ref 660.3 K634a) 26 volumes plus index. 5th ed. New York: Wiley-Interscience, 2007.
Lange's Handbook of Chemistry. (Ref 540.2 L260b) 16th ed. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2005.
Macmillan Encyclopedia of Chemistry. (Ref 540.3 L137) 4 vols. New York: Simon and Schuster Macmillan, 1997.
Merck Index. (Ref 615.1 M537 2006 ) 14th ed. Rahway, NJ: Merck, 2006.
Van Nostrand Reinhold Encyclopedia of Chemistry. (Ref 540.3 V338) 4th ed. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1984.
Dean's analytical chemistry handbook. (Ref. 543 P274) New York : McGraw-Hill, c2004. .
Official Methods of Analysis. (Ref 543 Of4) 2 vols. 18th ed. Arlington: Association of Official Analytical Chemists, 2005.
Techniques of Chemistry. (2nd floor, 542 W436) New York: Wiley-Interscience, 1971 to date.
Encyclopaedia of Occupational Health and Safety. (Ref 613.62 St39) 4th ed. 4 vols. Geneva: International Labor Office, 1998.
Ellenhorn's Medical Toxicology: Diagnosis and Treatment of Human Poisoning. (Ref 615.9 El54) 2nd ed. Baltimore: Williams & Wilkins, 1997.
Hazardous Substances Data Bank (HSDB) - Comprehensive, peer-reviewed toxicology data for about 5,000 chemicals.
MSDS Xchange - Comprehensive MSDS collection. Only sign in if you want to create a "binder" you can return to.
Aldrich Library of Infrared Spectra. (Ref 535.842 P860) 3rd ed. Milwaukee: Aldrich, 1981.
Aldrich Library of NMR Spectra. (Ref 538.362 P860) 2nd ed. 2 vols. Milwaukee: Aldrich, 1983.
See also NIST Webbook.
Annual Review of Physical Chemistry. From Annual Reviews. Also available in print (2nd floor, 541.058 An78) Palo Alto, CA: California Annual Review, 1950 to date. Summarizes research results reported during the past year.
Determination and Use of Stability Constants. (2nd floor, 541.392 M361) New York: VCH, 1992.
Environmental Contaminants Encyclopedia. From National Parks Service. (Search engine on left; or open relevant file)
Toxnet - From NLM; showcased on the Environmental Health & Toxicology site. In addition to ChemIDPlus and HSDB listed above, this suite of databases includes the following (a caveat - some of the databases not listed on this page are no longer being updated:
IRIS (Integrated Risk Information System) - Hazard identification and dose-response assessments for over 500 chemicals;
TRI (Toxics Release Inventory) - Annual environmental releases of over 600 toxic chemicals by U.S. facilities;
Fieser & Fieser's Reagents for Organic Synthesis. (2nd floor, 547.301 F464) New York: Wiley, 1967 to date.
Organic Chemistry Resources Worldwide - "An intuitive WWW resource guide for synthetic organic chemists"
Organic Reactions. (2nd floor, 547 Or14a) New York: John Wiley and Sons. Annual.
Organic Syntheses and Organic Syntheses Collective Volume. Also available in print (2nd floor, 547 Or14c) 2nd ed. New York: J. Wiley and Sons, Annual. Organic Syntheses. Collective Volume in print (2nd floor, 547 Or13)
ChemNetBase - Includes Properties of Organic Compounds, Dictionary of Organic Compounds, Dictionary of Carbohydrates, Dictionary of Food Compounds, Dictionary of Inorganic Compounds, Dictionary of Marine Natural Products, and more. The Combined Chemical Dictionary includes the contents of all of the "Dictionaries" series.
Inorganic Materials Chemistry Desk Reference. (Ref 661 Sa58) Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press, 1997.
Inorganic Syntheses. (2nd floor, 545.9 In7) New York: McGraw-Hill, Annual.
KnowledgeDoor easily find common equations for area and volume alongside lesser-known equations for acoustic impedance and luminous energy, mathematical constants in a variety of metric and non-SI units, hyperlinked to a list of full primary or secondary citations.
WebElements Quick basic information.
Patent Storm. US Patents with an improved search engine.
Google Patents. Another way to search for US Patents.
World International Property Organization (WIPO) - This database searches for patents, trademarks, emblems. Japan and many other countries participate in this UN database.
Chemical Industry and Outlook
Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals (Industry Handbook). (Ref 338.4 D910) Farmington Hills, MI: Gale, 2000.
Aldrich Handbook of Fine Chemicals and Laboratory Equipment. (Ref 540 AL24) Milwaukee, WI: Aldrich Chemical, Bienniel.
Sigma-Aldrich Catalog - Describes different chemicals, and allows chemists to order them.
Exploring health care careers. (Careers, 2nd floor 610.69 Ex74). 2vol. New York : Ferguson, c2006.
Great jobs for environmental studies majors. (Careers: 2nd Floor 331.128 D363en). Chicago : VGM Career Books, c2002
Nontraditional careers for chemists. (Careers: 2nd floor 540.23 B185) Oxford : Oxford University Press, c2007.
Opportunities in chemistry careers (540.23 Online) Chicago : VGM Career Books, c2002
Occupational Outlook Handbook. Training required & job prospects from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
National Science Foundation. Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)
NSF REU - Chemistry Sites
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.
Quick Guide to Citing Using the ACS Style Guide from Pennsylvania State University's Physical and Mathematical Sciences Library.
Chemistry Writing and Guides to the Literature
Write Like a Chemist. Oxford, 2008. (2nd floor 808.0665 R564) . On Reserve during Chem 089. Also available as an e-book on the ebrary platform.
Chemical Information Sources. (Ref 540.16 W639) New York: McGraw-Hill, 1991.
The Literature of Chemistry: recommended titles for undergraduate chemistry. (Ref 540.16 D749) Chicago : ACRL, 2004.
Scientific Writing and Presentations
The art of scientific writing: from student reports to professional publications in chemistry and related fields. (Ref 808.0665 E32). Ebel, Hans Friedrich. Weinheim : Wiley-VCH, c2004
Doing science : design, analysis, and communication of scientific research. (507.2 V238a) 2nd ed. New York : Oxford University Press, 2009.
The craft of scientific presentations [electronic resource] : critical steps to succeed and critical errors to avoid. (808.0665 Online) New York : Springer, c2003