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The selected list of resources below provide a primer on the history of chemistry.

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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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Chemical Heritage Foundation

Official website for the Chemical Heritage Foundation, this is a great site for discovering the history of chemistry and its impacts on the world. Biographical information on noted chemists, oral histories, photographs, and themes in chemical history among others.

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National Historic Chemical Landmarks

From the American Chemical Society, this site lists places identified as historical chemical landmarks in the United States. The site also includes a timeline, map and "this week in chemical history" feature.

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Center for History of Physics

A part of the American Institute of Physics (AIP), the center works to preserve archival materials; conducts oral history interviews; maintains an International Catalog of Sources for History of Physics and Allied Sciences; provides reference services to historians, educators, journalists, and others; and carries out educational and scholarly projects." The site features information about the Center's Programs and Services, information on the Niels Bohr Library, and the Emilio Segrè Visual Archives.

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