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Research Guide: Chemistry - General Resources

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EBSCO Science List
Search 3 databases at once! Science Reference Center, GreenFile, and Applied Science & Technology Full Text.
Today's Science
Today's Science explains important developments in biology, chemistry, the environment, space, physics, and technology. Updated weekly and containing thousands of links to a 15-year back-file. Facts on File database.
Gale Science in Context
Articles from over 200 magazines and academic journals and links to quality web sites.

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Recommended Books
Title Location Call Number
A Guide to the Elements Reference QD 466. S78 2002
The Rosen Comprehensive Dictionary of Chemistry Reference QD5 R75 2008
CRC Handbook of Chemistry & Physics Reference QD65 H236 2008
Leung's Encyclopedia of Common Natural Ingredients Used in Food, Drugs & Cosmetics Reference QD 415. A25 L48 2010
Laboratory safety for chemistry students Stacks QD51 .H55 2010

Example Subject Headings: chemistry, scientists

Call Number Range: QD (General Chemistry)

Library Catalog
Find materials that are in the physical library.
Primarily good for finding books.
Books are usually about broader topics than articles, so you may need to broaden your search terms (ex- instead of "texting" perhaps search for "cell phone use").
Books are not going to be as up-to-date as articles because they take longer to publish.
See which library the book is located in, and what section.
Be sure to write down the book's call number!
eBook Collection (EBSCO)
Search the full-text (every word on every page) of over 120,000 books - completely electronic
E-Book Hint:: On the search page, check the box "Also search within the full text of the articles" to search within the text of the book to get more results.
Note you can only print 10 pages at a time - only print out the important pages
For citation information: click on "Detailed Record" in the left sidebar when viewing an e-book. You will need this information later on!
Ebook Central (Proquest)
Search entire books available online.
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American Chemical Society: The world's largest scientific society. Latest news about chemistry meetings, journals, business, education, environment , food and agriculture, health and medicine, materials and technology. Not really good for researching (nothing free full-text), but very useful to a professional,

Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology: Open access journal, peer-reviewed journal,

Beilstein Journal of Organic Chemistry (BJOC): Open access journal, peer-reviewed journal,

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Last updated: 04/27/18