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Subject Guide: Chemistry and Biochemistry

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Electronic Journals, Journal Indexes and Patent Indexes

SciFinder Scholar SciFinder requires all users associated with MTA to create a personal account. This only needs to be done once. After that users may access SCIFINDER on campus or off campus using the proxy server address. Please take careful note of your username and password - these will be required each time you want to use SCIFINDER.

The server was launched in 1998, with an archive of online copy of Physical Review from 1985 through 1996. Starting in January 2001, it was expanded to include all APS journal content back to 1893. For the year 2002, 1998 material has been migrated. In 2003, 1999 will be migrated and so forth. Reviews of Modern Physics is now part of PROLA as well. The complete archive consists of all of Physical Review back to 1893, all of Physical Review Letters back to 1958, and all of Reviews of Modern Physics back to 1929.

Google Scholar
Google Scholar enables you to search specifically for scholarly literature, including peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, preprints, abstracts and technical reports from all broad areas of research. Use Google Scholar to find articles from a wide variety of academic publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories and universities, as well as scholarly articles available across the web.

Connecting you to full-text documents on the web

Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)
Discover and use the scientific and technical information resources of the Department of Energy's Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI) in broad disciplines such as physics, chemistry, materials, biology, engineering, energy efficiency, and other related subject areas. Resources include tools for cross searching bibliographic citations, full-text technical reports, preprints, and journals citations residing in multiple databases and Web sites.

Intellectual Property Mall

IUBMB: International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

E-Print Network
Preprint Network

Science Accelerator (a science portal of technical reports)

Office of Scientific and Technical Information
Open Source to DOE's Scientific and Technical Information (Information Bridge)

United States of America Patent Search System
World wide patent information 

IUPAC: International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry

IngentaConnect indexes over 26, 000 journals

Scirus - the search engine for scientists | On-campus | Off-campus
The name Scirus was chosen because science is a visionary discipline in which scientists are continuously working on new ideas and developments. The search engine will support you in a pro-active way and will support your role as a seer. 
Coverage: 1973- present
Type: index to web sites and journal articles with some full text links

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Chemical Societies and Resources

Chemical Institute of Canada
Chemists, chemical engineers and chemical technologists are society’s problem solvers; From advances in healthcare and pharmaceuticals, to energy, food and water, they find solutions for our future.
Through its three Constituent Societies — the Canadian Society for Chemistry (CSC), the Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering (CSChE) and the Canadian Society for Chemical Technology (CSCT) — the Chemical Institute of Canada (CIC) is committed to advancing the chemical sciences and engineering.
CIC serves the members of its Constituent Societies and achieves its mission by organizing Canada’s two premier annual conferences for the chemical sciences and engineering; publishing ACCN, the Canadian Chemical News, and The Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering; conferring awards; overseeing a network of Local Sections, Student Chapters and Subject Divisions; lobbying the government on issues of research funding and regulations; accrediting university programs and certifying chemical technologists; and reaching out to the public to advance their understanding and appreciation of the chemical sciences and engineering.

American Chemical Society

Royal Society of Chemistry
United Kingdom

University of Liverpool Links for Chemists
United Kingdom

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Chemistry Teaching Resources

Indiana Cheminformatics Education Portal
Welcome! The Indiana Cheminformatics Education Portal (ICEP) is a repository of freely accessible cheminformatics educational materials maintained by David Wild, director of the Indiana University Cheminformatics Program. The purpose of this repository is to broaden education in cheminformatics, an effort that includes several other initiatives including an innovative cheminformatics distance education program, a Graduate Certificate in Chemical Informatics from Indiana University, a low cost cheminformatics self-study guide, and a collaboration with Open Source Drug Discovery for sharing of cheminformatics educational materials. ICEP includes free introductory learning materials, videos, and news, social media, and latest journal articles relating to cheminformatics.

BIOC 1001 Biochemistry I - Lab Exercise
PDF format
Microsoft Office Word format

CHEM4991 Medicinal Organic Chemistry

The Structure of Chemical Literature by Dr. Adrian Culf
A detailed outline of the structure of chemical literature and how to retrieve information.

This site is designed to help UK students over some of the more worrying parts of the A' level syllabuses, but should be useful if you are at the beginning of any similar advanced Chemistry course. It concentrates on the bits that textbooks tend to do too quickly and that students often find difficulty with. The over-riding aim is to try to increase your understanding of these difficult bits so that you gain confidence.

University of Indiana Chemical Information Resources

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Environmental Chemistry Resources

EnviroLink Library Resources

National Library for the Environment
The online National Library for the Environment contains seven free information resources: hundreds of up-to-date issue reports, environmental education programs and resources; environmental laws including local, state, federal and international; an in-depth resource on Population-Environment linkages; a virtual library of Ecology and Biodiversity; information on environmental conferences and meetings; and Environmental Careers and Jobs.

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Data Resources

Index to selected thermodynamic data handbooks
Held at the University of Texas Austin

Interactive Periodic Table

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Physical constants, units, conversion f actors, atomic and molecular spectroscopic data, X-ray and gamma ray data and condensed matter physics data

Thermodynamic Data
United States Government Site

In depth information about element

American Elements brings academia and industry to the forefront of advanced materials technology with primary research and laboratory facilities in the United States and manufacturing and warehousing in Europe, China, Australia and Brazil.

CHEMnetBase searching is free but display of full text documents will require username and password.

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Drugs and Pharmaceuticals

The Merck Manual
Note: This is not the same as the MERCK INDEX

Johns Hopkins University Health Information
Mediconsult Health Network

Mount Allison Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

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