The following resources contain information
relating to all areas of chemistry. Some of the home pages contain links to
other potential resources.
American Chemical Society now provides via DGRweb
an on-line version of the Directory of Graduate Research.
- Google Books provides cover-to-cover
access to many classics in chemistry such as Pauling's Nature of the
chemical Bond. As copyright issues are resolved, the coverage will greatly
official Web page of the American Chemical
Society will provide entry to the resources of the society. The ACS
also provides access to information including instructions to authors via
Center Web page.
is a master index to technical services and data maintained by the U.S.
government. An additional gateway is SCIENCE.GOV.
- Chemicals Technology is an
online resource that provides news reports on developments in the chemical
McKiernan, the Science Librarian at Iowa State
(Journal Abbreviations Source). JAS is a registry of Web sites that
list or provide access to the full title of abbreviated journal titles.
The links cover all the sciences and social sciences.
- Chemistry Resource Locator ,
that is maintained by the Chemical Society, offers a useful collection of
links to European chemical societies, scientific software, publishers, and
host of other useful information.
Chemical Industry Supplier
Directory in an online, searchable directory of 15,000 suppliers of
temporarily called Chmoogle, is a search engine
that provides information on properties and suppliers. It includes
substructure searching. To initiate a search, the user can draw the
structure or provide the name, CAS registry number, or SMILES string. RD Chemicals is another free service
of suppliers as well as information on compounds. MedicRegister
is a compilation of suppliers in the medical industry including
pharmaceuticals. The webmaster for MedicRegister
also maintain Chemical Register
and Biosciences Register,
portals to supplies for work in chemistry and biochemistry. Core Index is an electronic yellow
pages to suppliers and purchasers of a wide range of products including
chemicals and equipment. You have to register in order to have full access
to the data. LookChem is
another Web directory of suppliers of chemicals. It specializes on vendors in China.
Laboratory Network is
directed to buyers and sellers of new and used scientific equipment as a
forum for the purchase and sale of lab products at competitive prices.
- Henry Rzepa is the grand master of users
of the WWW in chemistry. His GIC
(Global Instructional Chemistry) has a search engine which will fetch out
tutorials on a wide range of topics. The Web page also contains links to
documents on how to write a chemical home page and how to access browsers
for reading chemical MIME types.
- Dr. Gabor Lente maintains
an invaluable listing of chemistry animations and movies on the WWW. Mol4D, a Web site at the University of Nijmegen, provides animations that
illustrate elements of organic chemistry. Mark Gerstein of Yale University provides a Database of Molecular Movements,
devoted to animations of protein motion and protein-substrate
is a Web search engine that is dedicated to all areas of chemistry and
chemical engineering. It is worth a try if you are looking for sources of
- Rolf Claessen's Chemistry Index is an
extensive collection of links to all areas of chemistry. His site is well
worth a visit.
for Chemists maintained at the University of Liverpool
is another comprehensive set of links (over 5000) to chemical resources
including a very extensive set of links to academic chemistry departments
throughout the world. I recommend this list if you wish to obtain
information on a particular department. A web site maintained at Carolina (UNC-Chapel Hill)
has a convenient list of links to departmental Websites.
commercial omnibus Web site for chemists is ChemWeb that is produced by Elsevier. The site
includes the ChemInform system that provides
access to the literature in organic chemistry dating back to 1980.
- The Information
Retrieval in Chemistry WWW server in Athens, Greece
has a large collection of links covering all areas of chemistry. If you
click your way through this labyrinth, your effort will be rewarded.
- An impressive and comprehensive set of links to data is Jim
Martindale's The Reference Deck.
Martindale's list has been carefully assembled and every link that I have
checked leads to a useful resource.
collection of links to Web sites with chemical data is ChemSpy.
- Several Web sites maintain listings of online education offerings.
- ECTOC is a hyperglossary which is designed to fetch information
about specific compounds and classes of compounds. The database is new and
you won't get many hits now. We hope that it will expand in the future.
- How Stuff Works is an
on-line equivalent of the book How Things Work.
- Faith James maintains Masters
Degree Online, a thorough compendium of master programs. Students interested in applying for
a MS or MA program will benefit from her Web page.
- KWIPPED is a useful page for
scientists who wish to rent a piece of expensive equipment rather than
- The US National Academies of Science has recently released an
updated version of “Prudent Practices in the
Laboratory: Handling and Disposal of Chemicals”. You can access all sections of this
authoritative monograph electronically. Dow Chemical Company provides
access to Dow Lab Safety Academy, a comprehensive set of training videos
on Laboratory Safety.
HISTORY OF SCIENCE.
- The American Institute of Physics (AIP) has crafted its History of Physics page with short
biographical essays on prominent physicists such as Einstein and
Lavoisier is a collection of his written work and images of
instruments constructed by Lovoisier. The intent
of the developers is to provide access to the entire opus of his
- The Newton
Project, based at the University of London, has the goal of providing
access to all of Newton's written work, both published and unpublished.
Edited facsimiles of documents are provided. Note that Newton devoted considerable effort to
the study of alchemy.
Campbell of the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New
Zealand has created a Web site
dedicated to the life and achievements of the Nobel Laureate Ernest Rutherford.
- Britian's Wellcome Trust now provides Web access
to its archive devoted to the biophysicist Francis
Crick. The US National Library of Medicine also provides Web access to
the papers of Francis Crick.
- Eureka! A site at NYU is devoted to the Greek
mathematician and scientist Archimedes.
Thomsen summarized the history of atomic spectroscopy and quantum
mechanics in the October, 2006 issue of Spectroscopy. He provided
in his informative article "A
Timeline of Atomic Spectroscopy" the following online sources to
the history of spectroscopy:
ACCESS TO THE CHEMICAL
The following section
contains links to online sources of primary and secondary chemical literature.
The list was primarily obtained from S. L. Wilkinson, "A Guide to Digital
Literature", C&EN, pp. 30-33, 7 Jan. 2002. Note that most chemical
databases are proprietary and were developed with private funds. Hence, the
user is expected to pay for their development.
- The Lund
University Libraries maintain DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals). DOAJ
provides a comprehensive set of links to on-line journals that do not
charge for access to the full article.
- ACS publications,
free searching of the society's journals and access to abstracts. The full
text of each article is available but for a fee.
- arXiv, a
free server for thousands of reprints in physics and related fields. The
server was recently moved from LANL to Cornell Univ.
Central, free access to meeting abstracts and peer-reviewed articles
in more than 50 online biology and medicine jounrnals
published by Current Science.
access to more than 100 Elsevier medical journals and databases, free
abstract, payment required for access to the full text.
access for institutions to peer-reviewed journals in biological,
environmental, and ecological science from 35 publishers
- California Digital Library.
This is the electronic access to most of the scientific literature. Unlike
Ohio's digital project, it is only
available to faculty, students, and staff at public institutions in California.
- Chemical Abstracts, Chemical
Abstracts has just completed the monumental task of converting its
entire database to an electronic format. Chemical Abstracts allows
one to search the entire chemical literature back to 1907. In order
to search the literature prior to 1907, refer to the monumental reference
works developed by Beilstein, Gmelin, and Landolt. The
best search engine for Chemical Abstracts is SciFinder
Scholar. Chemical Abstracts is not free. The user pays for the
development of this massive but totally comprehensive database.
- Chemical Physics
Preprint Database, electronic archive to preprint of work in chemical
physics, free access
another product of Elsevier directed to the chemist, free access to
abstracts, but access to databases and th efull text of articles requires a subscription or
a link to the literature. This service is available to subscribers or on a
pay-per-view basis. Suppose you find a hit to an article via Chemical
Abstracts. ChemPort will connect you to the full
text of the article if it is available electronically BUT for a fee. 135
publishers are participating in this venture.
- CrossFire. Beilstein's Handbuch der organischen Chemie and Gmelin's Handbuch der anorganischen Chemie are the great reference works of organic and
inorganic chemistry. The printed works are now published auf English.
Sic transit gloria Germaniae!
CrossFire is the electronic access to these
monumental but not free databases.
free electronic access to proceedings of meetings in high-energy physics
E-Print Service, a service of the DOE, DOD, and EPA. Access to
manuscripts, book chapters, and conference papers related to environmental
means to search the literature and order full-text articles, a service of
FIZ, ACS's partner in Germany
Press provides full-text electronic access to articles in more than
250 journals. Some are free.
- Information Bridge,
electronic access to reports from DOE national labs
Search for citations and abstracts to more than 35,000 journals. Fee for
access to the full text of the article.
access for a fee to the full text of journals from 170 publishers
Web of Science. ISI developed Current Contents and Science Citation
Index, very powerful bibliographic tools. Web of Science is the electronic
combination of its search tools.
- JSTOR is an important project
in which important yet infrequently used journals are scanned and
converted into an electronic format. The coverage of journals in the
sciences is presently light.
- NDLTD, a searchable database of
electronic copies of doctoral dissertations
Network, access to DOE preprint servers
- PubMed, FREE
searches of the massive Medline database from more than 4,300
journals. You pay for this every 15 April.
- PubMed Central,
access to articles in journals from a limited number of publishers, a
service of the NIH
a counterpart to PubMed, free searches of abstracts from more than 1300
journals in the physical sciences, links to the full text but for a fee
Elsevier's link to all its journals, access to the full text BUT for a fee
- SLAC SPIRES
HEP, access to a massive electronic library of preprints, reports, and
theses in high-energy physics
- sciBASE, free search of abstracts from more than
30,000 journals. The user can purchase items for delivery. Online access
for a fee is possble in many cases.
- Wiley Interscience, for-fee electronic access to
articles in Wiley's stable of journals.
is maintaining a preprint server. You have to register with ChemWSeb in order to use the service.
- The JCE Digital
Library provides WWW access to the archives of the Journal of Chemical
Revolution provides online access to selected textbooks and monographs in
the areas of biology, chemistry, computer science, engineering, geology,
mathematics, and physics.
MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS
The following section contains links to Web
pages devoted to mathematics and statistics, topics of great interest to every
- The Statistical Assessment Service
has assembled a very instructive collection of the abuses of statistics.
- Chapters from the SEMATECH Engineering
Statistics Handbook are available in pdf format at NIST site.
is an instructive set of Java applets for visualization of concepts in
sponsored by Wolfram Research, is an online encyclopedia of mathematics. A
parallel site is Eric Weisstein's Treasure Troves of Science.
Probability Web, hosted by Carleton
College, offers a
wide array of resources in probability. Abramowitz and Stegun,
Handbook of Mathematical Functions, is the standard reference work for
many areas of mathematics. NIST is slowly updating it and converting it to
the Digital Library of Mathematical
- The libraries of Cornell
University and the University
of Michigan are making available in a full-text format the classic
works of mathematics, e.g. the work of Gauss.
- Nathan Egge and Aaron Krowne have developed PlanetMath, a virtual encyclopedia devoted to
- EqWorld, maintained at the Russian
Academy of Sciences in Moscow, is a
collection of pdf files on mathematical equations, their properties and
- The National Research Council released in 2011 the third edition
of its Reference
Manual on Scientific Evidence.
The manual is oriented to the legal community and have extensive
discussions on the assessment of evidence.
Although the MolData
is primarily an annotated bibliography of sources of chemical data, some sites
which offer free software are particularly worthy of mention.
- You can use IsisDraw which is provided free by MDLI to draw
the structures of molecules and cut and paste the structure into a
Microsoft Word document. The package provides much of the power of ChemDraw. MDLI uses IsisDraw
as the front end to its chemical databases. MDLI also provides a very nice
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last updated, 24 December 2015