*Culp, F. Bartow. “Ten or so things that every chemistry librarian absolutely, positively has to have to keep from being an absolute plonk.” SLA Chemistry Division E-Newsletter, Winter 2004, 18 (3), 199-20. https://web.archive.org/web/20060610032117/http://www.sla.org/division/dche/Newsletters/Feb_2004.pdf
URL for April Love’s Top Ten List is now https://web.archive.org/web/20050501174326/http://sun3.lib.uci.edu/~slriweb/chem/top10.htm
*Hurt, C.D. Informational Sources in Science and Technology, 3rd Ed. Englewood, Colorado: Libraries Unlimited, 1998. pp.101-02.
*Malinowsky, H. R. Reference Sources in Science, Engineering, Medicine and Agriculture. Phoenix, Ariz. : Oryx Press, 1994. p. 41.
“Spotlight on the Subject Knowledge of Chemistry Librarians: Results of a Survey by Christopher Hooper-Lane,” Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, Summer 1999. https://web.archive.org/web/20050211113843/http://www.library.ucsb.edu/istl/99-summer/article1.html
What is Chemistry?
*Wiggins, Gary. What is Chemical Information? http://www.indiana.edu/~cheminfo/acs800/soced_wash.html
Covers in point form: Overview of Chemistry, Chemical Abstracts, Cambridge Structural Database, Beilstein, Handbooks, Guides.
Bibliographies and Guides to the literature
Designed to help people find and learn how to use chemical information resources on the Internet and elsewhere.
Chemistry Resource Locator https://web.archive.org/web/20050302102035/http://sun3.lib.uci.edu/~slriweb/chem/chemguide.htm
Userguide for chemistry and related subjects. Developed as a project to help provide help when a chemistry librarian was not available. From University of California Irvine. Last updated Sept. 15, 1998. Includes a guide for frequently asked questions, directional guides to subject resources, guides to selection of chemistry computer databases, links to popular and useful chemistry sites.
Douville, Judith. The Literature of Chemistry: Recommended Titles for Undergraduate Chemistry Library Collections. Chicago: Association of College & Research Libraries, Division of the American Library Association, 2004. Ref Z 675 C47D68 2004
A comprehensive, annotated, guide to current books, Internet resources, and journals in chemistry designed for use by students, faculty, and re searchers.
How to Find Out: Chemical and Process Engineering https://web.archive.org/web/20051226092600/http://www.hw.ac.uk/library/howtochemeng.html
This guide is aimed primarily at students and staff of Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh; however it may be of use to anyone looking for information on Chemical and Process Engineering.
Maizell, Robert E. How to find chemical information: a guide for practicing chemists, educators and students. (1998) QD 8.5 M34 1998
BioChem Hub https://web.archive.org/web/20060315224616/http://biochemhub.com/biochem/biochemhub.cfm
The Online Biology and Chemistry Education Center
Canada’s SchoolNet: Learning Resources: Sciences: Chemistry https://web.archive.org/web/20041214103202/http://www.schoolnet.ca/home/e/resources/browse_results.asp?SECTION=0&SUBJECT=36&LangID=1&SEARCH=index.asp
Chemdex (University of Sheffield) http://www.chemdex.org/
The directory of chemistry on the WWW. There are links to companies, communication resources, databases as well as academic institutions and individuals. It has been constructed in conjunction with the Royal Society of Chemistry and the Department of Trade and Industry and has operated from the University of Sheffield since 1993.
Chemistry Internet Resources https://web.archive.org/web/20041216193638/http://www.library.augustana.ca/resources/Chemistry.html
Sites listed under Associations, Chemical, Periodic Tables, Reference Resources, Webguides.
American Chemical Society. Library Guides for ACS Approved Programs contains American Chemical Society Committee On Professional Training Journal List For Undergraduate Programs (as of January 2005) http://www.chemistry.org/portal/a/c/s/l/acsdisplay.html?DOC=education\cpt\library.html
Chemistry Resources on the Internet https://web.archive.org/web/20050306171945/http://www7.tamu-commerce.edu/library/chem.htm
Comprehensive list of links compiled by Texas A & M University library. Updated Jan. 2005
Chemistry Resources on the Internet https://web.archive.org/web/20050216011457/http://www.library.ucsb.edu/istl/98-winter/interne1.html
1998 article from the online journal Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship URL’s have been updated.
Chemistry Sources https://web.archive.org/web/20070406030158/http://www.ala.org/ala/acrl/acrlpubs/crlnews/backissues2000/november4/chemistrysources.htm
Sections include: Metasites; Databases; Service-oriented Sites; Preprints; Technical Reports; Patents; Reference Tools/data/spectra; Electronic Journals; Commercial Sources of Supply of Chemicals; Associations; Instructional Materials; News/Newsletters/Magazines; Newsgroups; Safety. Also published in College & Research Libraries News, November 2000.
Educational Links: Chemistry https://web.archive.org/web/20090520011742/http://www3.edu.gov.mb.ca/edulinks/search.jsp?CAT=1237
Selected by Manitoba Education and Youth.
High School Chemistry Resources on the Web http://www.chemistrycoach.com/high.htm
Extensive list compiled by Wilton High School chemistry teacher, Dr. Bob Jacobs. Intended for the high school level, this massive set of categorized links would also be helpful to a college general chemistry student. Periodic Tables section at http://www.chemistrycoach.com/periodic_tables.htm
Imperial Oil: The Resource Centre http://www.schoolnet.ca/grassroots/project.centre/theme/Imperial/links.asp
This portal site provides links to key resources in the field of chemistry and physics. The links include: Periodic table of elements, National Chemistry Week experiments, Chem4kids, Let’s Talk Science, Canadian Chemistry and Physics Olympiad, Bill Nye…
InfoSurf: Chemistry and Biochemistry https://web.archive.org/web/20041215092202/http://www.library.ucsb.edu/subjects/chem/chemistr.html
Information Resources for: Chemistry from University of California, Santa Barbara Library. Covers Chemical Data Sources, Materials Safety Data Sheets, Chemistry Departments, Super Sites, Awards and Prizes, Professional Societies, Conferences, Meetings and Symposia, Publishers, Electronic Journals, Chemical Suppliers, Chemical Equipment Suppliers, Chemical Software Suppliers, Commercial Information Providers, Chemistry Databases for UCSB users.
IPL Kidspace: Physics and Chemistry http://www.ipl.org/IPLBrowse/GetSubject?vid=12&cid=3&tid=4305&parent=4278
Kathy Schrock’s Guide for Educators: Chemical Science https://web.archive.org/web/20080830073917/http://school.discovery.com/schrockguide/sci-tech/scics.html
Martindale’s The Virtual Chemistry Center http://www.martindalecenter.com/Calculators3B.html
Rolf Claessen’s Chemistry Index http://www.claessen.net/chemistry/
Sections include Top 5% Chemistry Sites; Software; Books; Databases; Companies; Journals; Patents; Jobs; Reactions; Spectroscopy; Societies; Lik Collections.
Science Net http://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/search.jsp?N=37868+4293011005+37846+37845
Science web sites selected by TPL staff for teachers and students from Kindergarten to Grade 12. The sites are indexed by subject category. Topics include Biology, Botany, Zoology, Chemistry, Physics, Geology, Paleontology and Astronomy.
Science NetLinks https://web.archive.org/web/20090220145324/http://sciencenetlinks.com/index.cfm
Science NetLinks provides a wealth of resources for K-12 science educators, including lesson plans and reviewed Internet resources. Use “search” feature to find chemistry specific items.
University of Winnipeg Library. Chemistry on the Web. http://libguides.uwinnipeg.ca/chemistry
Vaughan Memorial Library: Subject Research Guides: Chemistry Reference Sources http://libguides.acadiau.ca/content.php?pid=1163
Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety. Web Information Service http://ccinfoweb.ccohs.ca/
Currently, CCINFOWeb provides subscription to the following databases:
• MSDS plus CHEMINFO
• Canadian enviroOSH Legislation plus Standards
• OSH References
A free database where you can search for chemicals by chemical name, formula, molecular weight, CAS registry number, and molecular structure. Professional pay version known as ChemINDEX.
NIST Chemistry WebBook http://webbook.nist.gov/chemistry/
Provides thermochemical, thermophysical, and ion energetics data compiled by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). General searches can be done by formula, name, CAS registry number, author, or structure.
Material Safety Datasheets
See above: Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety.
Web Information Service
MSDS Search http://www.msdssearch.com/
Free service. Designed to be a reliable starting point for exchange of MSDS documents. Includes link to MSDS dictionary, etc.
Online Encyclopedias and Dictionaries
Glossarist: Chemistry glossaries and chemistry dictionaries https://web.archive.org/web/20120305031046/http://www.glossarist.com/glossaries/science/physical-sciences/chemistry.asp
Abstracts and indexes
Chemical Abstracts http://www.cas.org/
The most complete guide to the literature. Begun 1907.
Chemistry: Selected Print Resources
Kirk-Othmer Concise Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology. 4th ed. 1999. Ref TP 9 .K54 1999
Condenses the Fourth Edition of the 27-volume full edition. The articles retain not only basic, fundamental information as well as key portions of more advanced material, but also illustrations, tables, graphs, and key references. New topics are incorporated in their appropriate alphabetical order.
CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics Ref QD 65 H3
The standard reference work for chemical and physical data. Information is divided into various sections and organized into specific tables. Indexes are also included.
Lange’s Handbook of Chemistry. 14th ed. Ref QD 65 .L36
Covers the entire field of chemistry with facts, figures, values, tables, and formulas.
The Merck Index: an encyclopedia of chemicals, drugs, and biologicals. Ref RS 356 M524
Provides comprehensive encyclopedic information on various chemicals and pharmaceutical compounds. Use the indexes to find the correct entry number for the compound and follow the guide in the front of the book to read the entries.