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Chemistry: Quick Start

This is a guide to resources when doing Chemistry research. It provides tutorials for Reaxys, links to other chemistry databases and resources, and ACS citation information.

Search the Library Catalog

Get started with a quick search of the catalog and multiple databases.
Search for magazine, newspaper, and scholarly journal articles.
Search Digital Archives to find digitized photos, FHSU theses, yearbooks, and more.
Search Books & More to find books & e-books, print & e-journals, DVDs, CDs, government documents, & more.

Popular Chemistry Databases

Recommended Chemistry Databases

The databases below are databases specific to the field of chemistry. They feature resources and have special tools and features specific to finding chemistry research.

General Science Databases

General Science Databases

The databases below are some of the general science databases that may be helpful when researching broad chemistry topics or topics that are interdisciplinary within other science fields.

Biochemistry Databases

Biochemistry Databases

The databases below are some of the nursing and health science databases that may be helpful when researching biochemistry topics.

Science Education Databases and Resources

Education Databases

For those interested in teaching Chemistry or are a part of the Teacher Education program, the education databases below are a good place to start your research for concepts in science education. While these are education databases, they include scholarly journals such as the International Journal of Science Education and the Journal of Chemistry Education, among others.

TIP: Search ALL of three databases at once by clicking "Choose Databases" at the top and check the box for "Education Full Text" and "ERIC (via EbscoHost)" and "Education Source" and click OK to integrate all of the results in one search.

Chemistry Education Journals

Below are a few specific journals relating to teaching chemistry:

Background Research (Secondary Sources)

Databases for Background Research

Sometimes you need to learn more about your research topic. The databases below will provide some background information from scholarly encyclopedias:

Databases for Popular Magazine or Newspapers

Sometimes you need to learn more about your research topic or find a popular source (like a magazine or newspaper article) that references a scientific or peer-reviewed journal. The databases below provide some resources for finding popular newspapers or magazines articles that discuss and reference scientific research:

Web Resources

Physics Databases

Chemistry Reference Books

Drawing Chemical Structures

Searching for Chemistry Journals

Chemistry Journals Print

American Chemical Society Jl

            QD 1 .A5

Angewandte Chemie

            QD 1 .A67

Chemical Society Reviews

            QD 1 .C624

Helvetica Chimica Acta

            QD 1 .C624

Jl of Physical Chemistry

            QD 1 .J85

Jl of Physical Chemistry A

            QD 1 .J851

Jl of Physical Chemistry B

            QD 1 .J852

Jl of Chemical Education

            QD 1 .J93

Analytical Letters

            QD 71 .A53

European Jl of Inorganic Chemistry

            QD 146 .E97

Jl of Organic Chemistry

            QD 241 .J6

Jl of Chromatographic Science

            QD 271 .J66

Jl of Hetrocyclic Chemistry

            QD 400 .J6

Jl of Chemical Thermodynamics

            QD 501 .J78

Finding Ebooks

  Finding Books

If you would like to browse for books, look in these areas in the General Collection on the 2nd floor, or the Reference Collection on the Main floor:

QD    1-999             Chemistry

          23.3-26.5       Alchemy

          71-142           Analytical Chemistry

          146-197         Inorganic Chemistry

          241-441         Organic Chemistry

          450-731         Physical & Theoretical Chemistry

          901-999         Crystallography

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