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This guide brings together WVU Libraries resources for the study of chemistry.
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Chemical Information Skills

The American Chemical Society (ACS) lists the skills needed by students studying chemistry.


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General Chemistry Sources -WVU Only

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  • The CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics
    Provides broad coverage of all types of physical science data commonly encountered by scientists and engineers. It presents the major tables of numerical data in the form of interactive tables that can be sorted, filtered, and combined in various ways.
  • Merck Index
    The Royal Society of Chemistry's Merck Index is a source of information on chemicals, drugs and biologicals. The advanced search offers a number of ways to discover chemicals using both text and properties. Researchers may also search by structure and named reactions.
  • eEROS (electronic Encyclopedia of Reagents for Organic Synthesis
    Enables the user to find the most suitable reagent for performing particular reactions. A variety of searching options are available conducted in both query text and structure driven modes. Search by keywords and phrases (full text), reagent name, reaction name, catalyst name, solvent name, product yield, temperature, authors, reference, publication year, structure, reaction.
  • Encyclopedia of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
    Identifies development paths for technologies critical to research at atomic, molecular, and macromolecular levels ranging from 1-100 nanometers. Fields involved range from materials and surface science, chemistry, and biomedicine to computer technology, information processing, and mechanical, optical, and electrical engineering
  • Kirk-Othmer Online
    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 addressed.

Recommended Web Sites

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  • ChemSpider  
    ChemSpider is a source of structure-based chemistry information.
  • ChemTube3D-Interactive 3D Organic Reaction Mechanisms
    ChemTube3D contains interactive 3D animations for some of the most important organic reactions. Sponsored by Liverpool University.
  • ChemExper
    Search this database of "chemicals available in the world." Includes a drawing tool.
  • The Periodic Table
  • Laboratory Techniques Videos
    These videos demonstrate various techniques to use in the organic chemistry laboratory. From the University of Alberta (Canada)
  • Chemical Register
    Compilation of chemical suppliers which enables buyers to find manufacturers by price and capacity of commodity. Search specialty chemicals by name or CAS registry number. Site includes new projects, free magazines, jobs, news and events.

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