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Web of Science - Core Collection

Access the world’s leading scholarly literature in the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities and examine proceedings of international conferences, symposia, seminars, colloquia, workshops, and conventions.

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Premiere bibliographic and reference research tool for research in chemistry and marine sciences. SciFinder can be searched by research topic, substance identifier, chemical structure, chemical reaction, and/or author's name.

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Developed by the National Library of Medicine (NLM), PubMed is the most comprehensive biomedical research database, and a key resource used by scientists. Please see the PubMed Overview Sheet.

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American Chemical Society Publications

Search for citations and abstracts, of chemistry and biochemistry, through journals from the American Chemical Society.

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Elsevier Journal collection covering the sciences, business, child development, computer science, clinical research, economics, history, hospitality, industrial technology, library and information science, physical education and health, psychology, social work, sociology, and tourism.

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Helpful Websites

NIST Chemistry WebBook

Available from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the Chemistry WebBook provides access to chemical and physical property data (thermochemical, thermophysical, and ion energetics) for chemical species. Check out the Guide to the NIST Chemistry WebBook for assistance.

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Chemsoc Timeline

Available from the Royal Society of Chemistry, the Chemsoc Timeline provides an interactive timeline on the history of science with emphasis on the history of chemistry.

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Physical Review Online Archive (PROLA)

PROLA provides immediate access to the APS journal collection dating back to the first volume of each journal.

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TOXNET (TOXicology Data NETwork) is a cluster of databases covering toxicology, hazardous chemicals, environmental health and related areas.

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Visual Elements Periodic Table

Available from the Royal Society of Chemistry, the Visual Elements Periodic Table provides interactive access to data on the elements; patterns in the periodic table; atomic orbitals; alchemical symbols; downloadable movies, screensavers and soundtracks; e-postcards; and wallcharts, jigsaws and CDs for purchase.

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It's Elemental - The Periodic Table of Elements

Available from the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, the It's Elemental Periodic Table of Elements site provides access to basic physical and historical information about the elements including point, density, element history and crustal and oceanic abundance.

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