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Chemistry: Reference Sources

A starting point for identifying, locating, using, and evaluating materials relating to chemistry in the Carmichael Library and on the Internet.

e Reference Sources

Organic synthesis reference sources

Inorganic Materials

Films on Demand


Films on Demand provides immediate access to over 6000 streaming videos from Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, NBC News, ABC News, PBS, BBC, Meridian, and others.

Recommended Websites

Abbreviations of Chemical Compounds

Common Chemistry
From Chemical Abstracts Service, a free look-up for CAS Registry Numbers of approximately 7,800 chemicals of widespread general public interest.

Directory of Graduate Research
Searchable online version of the American Chemical Society's Directory of Graduate Research, providing information on graduate programs at universities in the United States and Canada.

Hazardous Substance Data Bank (HSDB)

IUPAC Gold Book
Compilation of chemical terminology from IUPAC (International Union for Pure and Applied Chemistry).

The Photographic Periodical Table of Elements
Interactive table with images

The Periodical Table of Videos
Periodic table with video clips of descriptions of elements, from chemists at the University of Nottingham (UK).