Chemistry

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SciFinder Scholar indexes the literature of chemistry and related fields, including journal articles, book chapters, online publications, patents, conference proceedings, theses and dissertations, technical reports, government documents, etc.

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ACS Publications contains a comprehensive collection of over 35 peer-reviewed journals and magazines in the chemical and related sciences. Subject areas covered include Applied Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, and Biomedical Sciences, Chemistry, Macromolecular Chemistry, Medicinal Chemistry, Organic Chemistry and Physical, Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry. Full-text.

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MEDLINE is the National Library of Medicine's bibliographic database of citations and abstracts for the disciplines of biomedicine and health, encompassing the areas of life, behavioral, and chemical sciences, and bioengineering needed by health professionals engaged in basic research and clinical care, public health, or health policy development.

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ScienceDirect is a leading full-text scientific database offering journal articles and book chapters from more than 2,500 peer-reviewed journals and more than 11,000 books. Coverage goes as far back as 1823. Content areas include Physical Sciences, Engineering, Life Sciences, Health Sciences, Social Sciences, and Humanities.

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A comprehensive database covering articles from over 19,000 peer-reviewed titles from more than 5,000 international publishers (including over 1800 open access journals). Records cover 1966 to the present from all scientific, technical, medical, and social science fields (and some arts and humanities). Scopus has an excellent, intuitive interface that allows users to fine-tune their searches; features include author searches, cited reference searches, and alert tools.

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The premier full-text resource for coverage of the research and development spectrum of the applied sciences and computing disciplines, containing full-text for more than 1,400 journals with coverage dating back to 1913.

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General Science Full Text provides indexing of nearly 300 journals, many of them peer-reviewed. Full-text access is available for nearly 100 periodicals as far back as 1995. Periodical coverage includes popular science magazines as well as professional journals. General Science Full Text also covers The New York Times Science Section and a full range of topics, including astronomy, atmospheric science, biology, botany, chemistry, conservation, earth science, environment, food & nutrition, genetics, health & medicine, mathematics, microbiology, oceanography, physics, physiology and zoology.

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Around 60,000 historical scientific papers are accessible via a fully searchable online archive, with papers published more than 70 years ago now becoming freely available. 

The Royal Society is the world’s oldest scientific publisher, with the first edition of Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society appearing in 1665. Treasures in the archive include Isaac Newton’s first published scientific paper, geological work by a young Charles Darwin, and Benjamin Franklin’s celebrated account of his electrical kite experiment.

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SpringerLink is Springer's online full-text archive for journals and books. SpringerLink currently offers over 1,250 fully peer-reviewed journals and a growing roster of book series, comprising more than 3,000 books online.

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Wiley Online Library hosts a collection of online resources covering life, health and physical sciences, social science, and the humanities. It delivers access to over 4 million articles from 1500 journals, as well as over 9000 books, and hundreds of reference works, laboratory protocols and databases. Users can search, and can also browse by publication title and subject heading.

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The Sheffield Chemdex: the directory of chemistry on the WWW since 1993.
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CHEMINFO, Chemical Information Sources, is designed to help people find and learn how to use chemical information resources on the Internet and elsewhere.
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ChemSpider is a free chemical structure database providing fast text and structure search access to over 28 million structures from hundreds of data sources.

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Science.gov is a gateway to government science information and research results, providing access to over 60 scientific databases, and 2,200 scientific websites. The site includes technical reports, journal citations, databases, federal websites, fact sheets, and an image search. Users can access information on topics such as Agriculture & Food; Astronomy & Space; Earth & Ocean Sciences; Health & Medicine; Physics & Chemistry; and Science Education.

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An index of selected thermodynamic data handbooks.

Journals

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A tool for identifying which Brooklyn College-owned journals are available in electronic format.

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ACS Publications contains a comprehensive collection of over 35 peer-reviewed journals and magazines in the chemical and related sciences. Subject areas covered include Applied Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, and Biomedical Sciences, Chemistry, Macromolecular Chemistry, Medicinal Chemistry, Organic Chemistry and Physical, Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry. Full-text.

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Access to full text of eight journals from the American Institute of Physics. Includes two additional online journals and Journal of the Acoustical Society of America.
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At over 400 volumes, Methods in Enzymology is a definitive source for articles on basic theory, laboratory techniques and preparation of enzymes, as well as sources of equipment and reagents. Usage statistics for related backfile packages continue to reflect the value and merit in this historical and respected research.
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Open Science Directory is a tool for finding open access journals in science, medicine, and agriculture (among other fields). There are over 13,000 scientific journals on the OSD, the most important collections being Directory of Open Access Journals, BioMed Central, HighWire Press, and PubMed Central. Users can browse/search by journal title, subject, and keyword. Access to each journal's website is provided through the Open Science Directory.

Encyclopedias

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Written by prominent scholars from industry, academia, and research institutions, the Kirk-Othmer Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology presents a wide scope of articles on chemical substances including their properties, manufacturing, and uses. It also focuses on industrial processes and unit operations in chemical engineering, as well as covering fundamentals and scientific subjects related to the field. Additionally, environmental and health issues concerning chemical technology are also addressed.

Material Safety Data Sheets

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MSDS's include information such as physical data, toxicity, health effects, first aid, reactivity, storage, disposal, protective equipment, and spill/leak procedures. These are of particular use if a spill or other accident occurs.

Organizations and Associations

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The American Chemical Society is a self-governed individual membership organization that consists of more than 158,000 members at all degree levels and in all fields of chemistry. The organization provides a broad range of opportunities for peer interaction and career development, regardless of professional or scientific interests.
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The Chemical Institute of Canada (CIC) is a professional association of chemists, chemical engineers and chemical technologists who are employed in, or associated with industry, academia, government and other organizations across Canada and the world.
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Founded in 1902, The Electrochemical Society has become the leading society for solid-state and electrochemical science and technology.
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The European Federation for Medicinal Chemistry (EFMC) is an independent association whose objective is to advance the science of medicinal chemistry. It represents scientific organisations from 20 European countries
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The EUROPEAN PHOTOCHEMISTRY ASSOCIATION EPA was founded in 1970 as an organisation which would promote the development of photochemistry on the European continent and facilitate contact between photochemists in universities, research centres and industry across international boundaries. It encompasses numerous areas photochemistry such as photophysics, photography, photobiochemistry, spectroscopy and radiation chemistry.
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The International Society of Heterocyclic Chemistry (ISHC) was established to promote heterocyclic chemistry, in particular by serving as the primary sponsoring agency for the International Congress of Heterocyclic Chemistry (ISHC).
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Catalysis is a phenomenon by which a relatively small amount of a substance, called a catalyst, accelerates the rate of a chemical reaction without itself being consumed.The North American Catalysis Society was founded to promote and encourage the growth and development of the science of catalysis.
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The RSC is the largest organisation in Europe for advancing the chemical sciences. 

Periodic Tables

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An interactive periodic table covering research, properties, safety data and applications.
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WebElements Periodic table