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Web (and other!) Resources for Chemistry

Databases - reference sources (for fast facts and background information)


Credo Reference

Use Credo Reference to search across 422 reference books including dictionaries, encyclopedias, and subject-specific resources.

Gale Virtual Reference Library

Full-text access to dozens of encyclopedias in all subject areas.

Databases - magazine, newspaper, and journal articles


MAS Ultra
Contains articles from hundreds of magazines and reference books.

LexisNexis
Contains newspaper articles from the U.S. and around the world.

Academic Search Premier
Searches magazine and journal articles from thousands of periodicals.

ScienceDirect
Focuses on scientific and technical fields, but also includes coverage of the social sciences, arts, and humanities.Click on Search in the top green toolbar for an Advanced Search.

Sources from the "free" web


Sweet Search
SweetSearch is a Google-powered custom search engine that only searches 35,000 Web sites that a staff of research experts deems credible. The first few hits bring together sources on a single subject and include overview articles. Each hit displays from 100-400 words of context around search terms.

Chemistry Pages Indexed by ipl2
A small collection of teacher-and-librarian-approved web sites with information about chemistry. ipl2 is the result of a merger of the Internet Public Library (IPL) and the Librarians' Internet Index (LII).

World Food Science
Articles about the global food industry and related fields. Includes information such as news, government policies, scientific advances, and regional reports.

CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics
A very authoritative source for all kinds of chemical information. In particular, try out Section 4, Properties of the Elements and Inorganic Compounds.

And finally -

Chemistry Library (University of Illinois)
Links to all manner of databases and other chemistry-related information resources.

Want to make research a bit easier on yourself? Install the Library Toolbar on your preferred web browser for quick searching capabilities. You can search Google Scholar, the library catalog, Online Journals & Databases, and the library's federated Easy Search, which searches multiple resources at the same time. You can also highlight and drag key words or citations into the search box.