UNB Libraries' Guide to Chemistry

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Find Articles

To find journal articles start with:

Key Resources

  • Chemical Abstracts (SciFinder Web) info
  • SciFinder Web (Chemical Abstracts, CAS React, CAS Registry) info
  • Science Citation Index Expanded (Web of Science) info

Additional Resources

  • Academic Search Premier info
  • Science Direct info
  • Scopus info
  • SpringerLink info
  • Wiley Online Library info
  • RTECS (Registry of Toxic Effects of Chemical Substances) info

Journal Collections

Reference Sources

Reference sources (dictionaries, encyclopedias, handbooks, guides, and standards) are a great place to start when exploring a topic.  You will find definitions, overviews, facts, and explanations of basic scientific concepts.  The print and electronic resources listed below include some of the available Chemistry sources.  To find additional materials check UNB WorldCat or the Reference Materials database.

Key Resources

  • CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics info
  • CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics
    see also [HWK-REF QD65 .H3 ]
  • Merck Index info
  • Merck Index, 14th ed. [multiple locations ] info
  • Dictionary of chemistry, A info

Additional Resources

  • Credo Reference (formerly Xreferplus) info
  • Hutchinson Pocket Dictionary of Chemistry, The
  • Van Nostrand's Encyclopedia of Chemistry [multiple locations QD5 .V37 2005] info
  • Kirk-Othmer Concise Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology [multiple locations TP9 .K54 2007]
  • MSDS plus CHEMINFO info

Find Books

To search for books at UNB Libraries (Saint John and Fredericton), use the library's online catalogue, UNB WorldCat.  Books may be requested from the Fredericton libraries through document delivery.  Books and other materials that are not available at UNB Libraries may also be requested for loan from another institution.  Refer to the document delivery page for more details.

Key Resources

  • MyiLibrary info
  • Springer eBook Collection info

To browse the shelves for books in Chemistry try the following call numbers:

QD 1-999       Chemistry

QD71-142 - Analytical chemistry

QD146-197 - Inorganic chemistry

QD241-441 - Organic chemistry

QD450-801 - Physical and theoretical chemistry

QD901-999 - Crystallography

Find Internet Sites

Many useful sites can be found on the Web.  Remember to critically evaluate web resources since anyone can publish on the web.

NIST Chemistry WebBook - provides chemical and physical property data compiled by NIST under the Standard Reference Data Program

CRC Press Interactive Periodic Table

Periodic Table (WebElements)  - includes background information, chemical and physical data

Chemical Institute of Canada 

Science.gov - a gateway to U.S. government science information.

Science and Engineering Journal Abbreviations (from UBC)

Sigma-Aldrich - search for MSDS and products

Citing Your Sources

Here are a few resources to help you cite your sources correctly.

ACS Style Guide - [HWK-REF QD8.5 .A25 2006]

ACS Style Guidelines Quick Guide - from UC Berkeley

ACS Style Guidelines Quick Guide - from UW-Madison Libraries

Plagiarism: a How-NOT-To Guide

RefWorks - a web-based bibliographic database manager that allows you to create a database of references that can be organized, searched and used to create bibliographies in many citation styles.


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