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Subject Guide for Chemistry

Brief Description: The science that embraces the properties, composition, and structure of matter, the changes in structure and composition that matter undergoes, and the accompanying energy changes (McGraw-Hill).

 

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Abstracts and Indexes to Academic or Scholarly Articles
Abstracts and Indexes are used to locate published journal articles, conference proceedings and papers, reports, scholarly research and patents.

CU SciFinder
Access limited to Science, Math Physics, Engineering, and Earth Sciences Libraries and the Chemistry Department. Faculty and graduate students may request desktop access which requires downloaded client software for Mac or PC and is restricted to CU-Boulder IP addresses. Key contact for SciFinder Scholar is Barb Losoff in the Science Library, email: Barbara.Losoff@colorado.edu or 303-492-1859.

 

Description: SciFinder Scholar is a comprehensive bibliographic database of the chemical literature with more than 22 million records. SciFinder Scholar searches Chemical Abstracts and MEDLINE by author, research topic, chemical formula, chemical structure, patent number, chemical registry number, and chemical name. Contains references and abstracts to chemistry journals, conferences, and patents. Subject areas include: chemistry, polymer science, physics, medicine, biology, agriculture, engineering, earth science, and environmental science. Coverage: 1907 – present.

 

CU Beilstein’s Crossfire Database

Access limited to Science, Math Physics, Engineering, and Earth Sciences Libraries and the Chemistry Department. Faculty and graduate students may request desktop access which requires downloading the client software and obtaining a user name and password. Key contact for Crossfire is Barb Losiff in the Science Library, email: Barbara.Greenman@colorado.edu or 303-492-1859.

 

Description: Crossfire is the premier organic chemistry database and includes abstracts and property data on more than 8 million compounds, 9 million chemical reactions, and over 2 million citations. Crossfire can be searched by chemical structure, chemical substance, chemical reaction or product, keyword, and author. Coverage: 1779 – present.

 

CU Merck Index
Multidisciplinary encyclopedia containing property data and descriptions of chemicals, drugs, and biologicals. Coverage: Compiled since 1889.

 

CU Properties of Inorganic Compounds

Access limited to the Science Library. To log on click the Start button at the bottom of the screen and select All Programs.

 

Description: Database includes numerical values for physical,

thermal, electrical, and thermodynamic properties. Includes ultraviolet data and descriptive information for preparation and uses of over 5,500 inorganic compounds. Coverage: 1997.

 

CU Science Direct
Contains full text articles from Elsevier published journals. Coverage: 1997 – present.

 

CU Scirus
This search engine can search 200 million webpages for scientific, scholarly, technical and medical data.  Subject areas covered include agricultural and biological sciences, astronomy, biosciences, chemistry and chemical engineering, computer science, earth and planetary sciences, economics, (business and management), engineering (energy and technology), environmental sciences, languages and linguistics, law, life sciences, materials science, mathematics, medicine, neuroscience, pharmacology, physics, psychology, social and behavioral sciences, and sociology.

 

CU Web of Science
Provides access to current and retrospective bibliographic information, author abstracts, and cited references found in 5,700 of the world’s leading scholarly science and technical journals covering more than 164 disciplines. Coverage: 1970 – present.

Abstracts and Indexes to Magazine & Newspaper Articles
Abstracts and Indexes are used to locate published journal articles, conference proceedings and papers, reports, scholarly research and patents.

CU Expanded Academic ASAP (InfoTrac)
Expanded Academic Index includes abstracts, references, and full text articles from more than 1,500 scholarly, trade and general-interest publications. 1980 - present.

 

CU General Science Abstracts / Full Text
Abstracts popular and scholarly journals in the fields of Astronomy, Atmospheric Science, Biology, Botany, Chemistry, Conservation, Earth Science, Environment, Food, Genetics, Health, Mathematics, Medicine, Microbiology, Nutrition, Oceanography, Physics, Physiology, and Zoology. Coverage: Coverage: May 1984 – present.

Dictionaries

CU ChemIDplus
Dictionary file for over 339,000 compounds

 

CU Combined Chemical Dictionary
http://www.chemnetbase.com/

 

Dictionary of Chemical Names and Synonyms
SCIENCE REF TP 9 H65 1992 LIBRARY USE ONLY

 

CU Dictionary of Commonly Cited Compounds
http://www.chemnetbase.com/

 

CU Dictionary of Drugs
http://www.chemnetbase.com/

 

CU Dictionary of Inorganic and Organometallic Compounds
http://www.chemnetbase.com/

 

CU Dictionary of Natural Products
http://www.chemnetbase.com/

 

CU Dictionary of Organic Compounds
http://www.chemnetbase.com/

 

Oxford Dictionary of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
SCIENCE REF QD 415 .A25 O94 2006 LIBRARY USE ONLY

 

CU Scientific and Technical Acronyms, Symbols, and Abbreviations
http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/stasa/

Directories

The American Chemical Society
http://portal.acs.org/portal/acs/corg/contentl

 

National Chemistry Societies’ Homepage
http://www.chemsoc.org/societies/society.htm

 

The Royal Society of Chemistry
http://www.rsc.org/

 

Scholarly Societies
http://www.scholarly-societies.org/chemistry_soc.html

Encyclopedias & Handbooks

CU Access Science: McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology
http://www.accessscience.com/server-java/Arknoid/science/AS

 

Aldrich Handbook of Fine Chemicals and Laboratory Equipment
SCIENCE REF TP 202 .A54 LIBRARY USE ONLY

 

Aldrich Library of FT-IR Spectra
SCIENCE REF QC457 .P87 1997 .1-3 LIBRARY USE ONLY

 

Comprehensive Organic Synthesis: Selectivity, Strategy & Efficiency in Modern Organic Chemistry
SCIENCE REF QD 262 .C535 1991 v. 1-9 LIBRARY USE ONLY

 

CU CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics 85th Edition
http://www.chemnetbase.com/

 

Encyclopedia of Analytical Chemistry: Applications, Theory, and Instrumentation
SCIENCE REF QD 71.5 .E52 2000 v. 1-15 LIBRARY USE ONLY

 

Encyclopedia of Inorganic Chemistry
SCIENCE REF QD 148 .E53 1994 v. 1-8 LIBRARY USE ONLY

 

Encyclopedia of Reagents for Organic Synthesis
SCIENCE REF QD 77 .E53 1995 v. 1-8 LIBRARY USE ONLY

 

CU EnviroNetBase
Access to 131 environmental reference texts
http://www.environetbase.com/

 

Environmental Contamination Reference Databook
SCIENCE REF TD 196 .C45 P73 1995 v. 1-3 LIBRARY USE ONLY
EARTH SCI REFERENCE TD 196 .C45 P73 1995 v. 1-3 LIBRARY USE ONLY

 

Handbook of Data on Organic Compounds
SCIENCE REF QD 257.7 .H36 1994 v. 1-7 LIBRARY USE ONLY

 

Handbook of Environmental Data on Organic Chemicals
SCIENCE REF TD 196 .O73 H35 2001 v. 1-2 LIBRARY USE ONLY

 

Handbook of Malloproteins
SCIENCE REF QP 552 .M46 H363 2001 v. 1-2 LIBRARY USE ONLY

 

Handbook of Proton-NMR Spectra and Data
SCIENCE REF QC 762 .H33 1985 v. 1-10 LIBRARY USE ONLY

 

Hazardous Chemicals Desk Reference

SCIENCE REF T 55.3 .H3 2002 LIBRARY USE ONLY

 

Industrial Inorganic Chemicals and Products: An Ullmann’s Encyclopedia
SCIENCE REF TP 9 .I53 1999 v. 1-6 LIBRARY USE ONLY

Engineering Reference

 

International Critical Tables of Numerical Data, Physics, Chemistry and Technology
SCIENCE REF Q 199 .N32 v. 1-7 LIBRARY USE ONLY

Engineering Reference
Math/Physics Reference

 

CU Kirk-Othmer Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology
http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/mrwhome/104554789/HOME

 

Names, Synonyms, and Structures of Organic Compounds: A CRC Reference Handbook
SCIENCE REF QD 291 .N36 1995 v. 1-3 LIBRARY USE ONLY

 

Polymers: A Property Database
http://www.chemnetbase.com/

 

Porphyrin Handbook
SCIENCE REF QD 401 .P824 v. 1-10 LIBRARY USE ONLY

 

CU Properties of Organic Compounds
http://www.chemnetbase.com/

 

Protein Protocols Handbook
SCIENCE REF QP 551 .P697512 2002 LIBRARY USE ONLY

 

Proteins, Peptides, and Amino Acids Sourcebook
SCIENCE REF QP 551 .W53 2002 LIBRARY USE ONLY

 

Springer Handbook of Enzymes
SCIENCE REF QP601 .E5158 2001 v.1-8 LIBRARY USE ONLY

Internet Links

The Alchemy Website
http://www.levity.com/alchemy/

 

Basic Liquid Chromatography
http://hplc.chem.shu.edu/HPLC/index.html 

 

BRENDA: the Comprehensive Enzyme Information System
http://www.brenda-enzymes.info/ 

 

Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre
http://www.ccdc.cam.ac.uk/

 

ChemCenter
http://www.chemcenter.org/

 

Chemical and Physical Properties Finding Guide
http://ucblibraries.colorado.edu/engineering/property.htm

 

ChemIDplus
http://chem.sis.nlm.nih.gov/chemidplus

 

CHEMINFO
http://www.indiana.edu/~cheminfo/

 

Chemistry.org Website of the American Chemical Society
http://portal.acs.org/portal/acs/corg/content

 

Elemental Data Index
http://physics.nist.gov/PhysRefData/Elements/

 

Facility for the Analysis of Chemical Thermodynamics
http://www.crct.polymtl.ca/fact/

 

Hazardous Substances Data Bank (HSDB)
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/factsheets/hsdbfs.html

 

Human Metabolome Project
http://www.hmdb.ca/
Seeks to be "the chemical equivalent of the Human Genome Project", producing a database of human metabolites. Since 2004 the project has assembled the current inventory of roughly 2,500 molecules produced by metabolic reactions in body tissues and fluids -- and though this may be only 10% of the human metabolome (nobody really knows) it is a useful starting point, and a unique database.

 

Information Retrieval in Chemistry WWW Server
http://macedonia.chem.demokritos.gr/

 

Integrated Spectral Data Base System for Organic Compounds
http://riodb01.ibase.aist.go.jp/sdbs/cgi-bin/cre_index.cgi?lang=eng 

 

IUPAC Compendium of Chemical Terminology
http://www.chemsoc.org/chembytes/goldbook/

 

Links for Chemists
http://www.liv.ac.uk/chemistry/Links/links.html

 

Linus Pauling and the Nature of the Chemical Bond
http://osulibrary.oregonstate.edu/specialcollections/coll/pauling/bond/index

 

Linus Pauling and the Race for DNA: A Documentary History
http://osulibrary.orst.edu/specialcollections/coll/pauling/

 

Linus Pauling Research Notebooks
http://osulibrary.orst.edu/specialcollections/rnb/

 

Making Sense of Metabolism
http://www.rpi.edu/dept/bcbp/molbiochem/MBWeb/mb1/MB1index.html

 

NIST Chemistry WebBook
http://webbook.nist.gov/chemistry/

 

NIST Photoelectron Spectroscopy Database
http://srdata.nist.gov/xps/

 

NIST Virtual Library (Chemistry)
http://nvl.nist.gov/nvl2.cfm?dynamic=res_subj&subjectid=7

 

Nobel e-Museum Chemistry
http://www.nobelprize.org/

 

Nuclide Table
http://atom.kaeri.re.kr/ton/

 

PubChem
http://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/

 

Organic Chemistry Resources Worldwide
http://www.organicworldwide.net/

 

Protein Data Bank
http://www.rcsb.org/pdb/

 

Selected Classic Papers from the History of Chemistry
http://webserver.lemoyne.edu/faculty/giunta/papers.html

 

Spectroscopy NOW
http://www.spectroscopynow.com/

 

Table of Isotopes
http://ie.lbl.gov/toi.htm

 

Thermo Scientific Spectra Online
http://www.spectraonline.com/

 

ThermoDex An Index of Selected Thermodynamic Data Handbooks
http://thermodex.lib.utexas.edu/

 

U.S. Patent & Trademark Office
http://www.uspto.gov/patft/

 

The “Virtual” Chemistry Center
http://www.martindalecenter.com/GradChemistry.html

 

WebElements
http://www.webelements.com/

 

What You Need to Know About Chemistry
http://chemistry.about.com/cs/chemistry/

 

World Index of Biomolecular Visualization Resources
http://molvis.sdsc.edu/visres/index.html