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Reference: Encyclopedia, Handbooks & Dictionaries

  • AccessScience - This encyclopedia includes over 7100 articles in 81 major areas of science and technology.
  • CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics - CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics provides a wide range of physical constants for over 12,000 of the most common chemical substances.
  • A Dictionary of Chemistry from Oxford Reference. 
  • e-EROS (Encyclopedia of Reagents for Organic Synthesis) - e-EROS provides information on reagents and methods. It is fully searchable by structure and substructure, reagent, reaction type, experimental conditions etc. The entry highlights the various uses and characteristics of each reagent, with illustrative examples of its use. e-EROS also has information concerning physical data, solubility, form supplied in, purification, and, where relevant, preparative methods. 
  • Electrochemistry Encyclopedia - Contains articles with a popular-science tone (browsable by subject and author) on various electrochemical topics, including spedific reactions and chemicals as well as topics such as electrolytic metal production, educational experiments, and electric eels.
  • Encyclopedia of Biological Chemistry
  • Encyclopedia of Life Sciences - ELS was launched in April 2001 and contains over 3,000 articles in the life sciences broadly defined. The glossary contains over 7,000 terms. In September 2005 the Encyclopedia of the Human Genome was integrated into ELS online.
  • Kirk-Othmer Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology - Provides in-depth articles with extensive bibliographies about applied chemistry, industrial products, chemical substances either as single substance or group, materials science, and chemical fundamentals.
  • Oxford Dictionary of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Perry's Chemical Engineers' Handbook



Research Tools: Databases, Protocols & Citation Locators

  • Cold Spring Harbor Protocols - Contains new and classic research techniques covering cell and molecular biology, genetics, bioinformatics, protein science, and imaging.
  • Conference Papers Index - Provides citations to papers and poster sessions at major scientific meetings around the world.
  • DGRWeb - A comprehensive directory of chemical research and researchers at universities in the United States, Canada, and Mexico.
  • TOXLINE - Bibliographic citations and abstracts from all areas of toxicology, including chemicals and pharmaceuticals, pesticides, environmental pollutants, and mutagens and teratogens.
  • Journals@Ovid Full Text - contains the full text of at least 82 journal titles.
  • Journal Citation Reports: Science Edition - Citation analysis for journals in the sciences.
  • Natural Products Updates - Covers new natural products, known compounds from new sources, isolation studies, structural determinations, new properties and activities, biosynthesis and biological activities
  • Smithsonian Physical Tables - Comprising 901 tables of common physical and chemical data, the tables are full-text searchable. All entries in the index are hyperlinked to their page numbers.
  • SPRESI Chemical Structural and Reaction Database - Organic and organometallic compounds and data, containing 3 million chemical reactions from 1975.



Other Tools and Resources

  • ACS Symposium Series Archives - Titles from 1974-2008 developed from ACS symposia. Topics include agricultural and food chemistry, cellulose and renewable materials, chemical education, organic chemistry, polymer chemistry, materials, etc.
  • CCIFNOweb - Information on a broad range of environmental and occupational health and safety topics.
  • Henry Stewart Talks Biomedical and Life Sciences Collection - Henry Stewart Talks consist of audio-visual presentations ("online seminars by leading world experts") lasting approximately 40-50 minutes . The speakers cover a range of topics in biomedicine and life sciences. These are 10 talks, some in two parts.




last updated: 6/7/2012