Resources for Finding More Information

Library Catalogs

Article Databases

  • Web of Science -- Excellent database for journal articles on all areas of science. Also, use to track research trends both forward and backward in time. Use link to go directly to database. How-to-guide
  • PubMed -- Excellent database for journal articles about medicine and life sciences. Use link to go directly to database. How-to-guide
  • SciFinder Scholar -- The most comprehensive database in chemistry, with indexing of journal articles back to early 1900's. Link is only to client software installation instructions, not the actual database. How-to-guide

Electronic Journals

Note: You can search all these online journals and article databases from any computer connected to the campus network, including the dorms. If you are trying to do this from off-campus you will need to either install the campus VPN or configure your Internet browser to access the library's proxy server. Instructions. To search SciFinder Scholar from off-campus you must install the campus VPN, the library's proxy server will not provide access to SciFinder Scholar.

Reference Handbooks

  • Combined Chemical Dictionary (CCD) -- Good place to start for references to spectra and syntheses, often includes reference to original synthesis.
  • CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics -- Classic resource for all types of property data
  • Organic Syntheses Collective Volumes (QD262.O72 Reference) -- Excellent resource for peer reviewed synthetic methods that can be performed under routine laboratory conditions.
  • Inorganic Syntheses (QD151.I5 Reference) -- Excellent resource for peer reviewed synthetic methods that can be performed under routine laboratory conditions.

Spectra Collections

  • Aldrich Library of 13C and 1H FT NMR Spectra (QC462.85.A44 1993 Spectra)
  • Aldrich Library of Infrared Spectra, 2nd ed. (QD96.I5.P67 1981 Spectra)
  • Aldrich Library of NMR Spectra (QD96.N8.P68 1983 Spectra)
  • Handbook of Infrared and Raman Spectra of Inorganic Compounds and Organic Salts (QC457 N927 Spectra)
  • Handbook of Proton-NMR Spectra and Data (QC762.H3 1985 Spectra)
  • Infrared and Raman Spectra of Inorganic and Coordination Compounds (QD96.I5.N33 1997 Reference)
  • Integrated Spectral Data Base System (SDBS)
  • NIST Chemistry WebBook
  • Sadtler Guide to Carbon 13 NMR Spectra (QC762.S28 1983 Spectra)
  • Sadtler Handbook of Infrared Spectra (QC453.S73 1978 Spectra)
  • Sadtler Handbook of Proton NMR Spectra (QC453.S75 1978 Spectra)
  • SciFinder Scholar - locate compound and then click on experimental properties link in the record