Chemistry Research Guide

Find Books

Use the Library Catalog to locate books in the library on your topic:

  • Perform an All Fields search using keywords such as "atomic structure" or "chemistry AND history." These searches will search the entire records of all the items in the catalog, including author, title, and subject areas.
  • Perform a subject search using a keyword such as "organic chemistry" to search for items on a specific topic.
Basic Chemistry Resources
540.77 H838C Chemistry: Concepts and Problems: A Self-Teaching Guide by Clifford C. Houk
540 W724C Chemistry Demystified by Linda D. Williams
540 M822C Chemistry for Dummies by John T. Moore
540.3 C517H in Reference section Chemistry: Foundations and Applications, edited by J.J. Lagowski (4 volumes
540.76 C697C College Chemistry edited by Philip H. Rieger
540.3 F142C in Reference section Facts on File Dictionary of Chemistry by John Daintith
540.711 K641GC General Chemistry as a Second Language by David R. Klein
Organic Chemistry Resources
547.0078 Z93O The Organic Chem Lab Survival Manual: A Student's Guide to Techniques by James W. Zubrick
547.00711 K641OC Organic Chemistry as a Second Language by David Klein
547.0014 V872O The Vocabulary and Concepts of Organic Chemistry by Milton Orchin

Find Articles

To access databases when on campus, follow this link. From off campus, you must login to Ocean Connect. Follow these instructions for info on how to do that.

Use the following databases to access articles on Chemistry:

  • EBSCOhost's Academic Search Premier for journal articles on recent chemistry developments
  • National Newspapers Core for coverage of recent scientific events and issues
  • ScienceDirect for peer-reviewed scholarly articles

Internet Resources

Abbreviations of Chemical Compounds Enter the acronym or abbreviation of a compound and retrieve an expansion
Balancing Chemical Equations An online tutorial
General Chemistry Glossary  
NIST Chemistry WebBook Chemical and physical property data for various chemical species. Issued by the National Institute of Standards and Technology
WebElements Periodic Table Interactive periodic table showing element structures and properties