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Chemistry: A Guide to Research Resources

Resources to help you search the chemical literature for the latest research, syntheses and reactions, analytical methods, chemical and physical properties, etc.

Finding Background Information

Encyclopedias

Don't know where to begin? Want to browse for potential research topics? Need background information on an unfamiliar subject? Begin your research with a specialized encyclopedia written by subject experts.

Review Articles

Review articles summarizes research on specific topics and can provide references to key articles in the field. Search for your topic in these databases, and limit the results by document type reviews.

About Wikipedia

Martin, M. A. Wikipedia as a Resource for Chemistry. In Enhancing Learning with Online Resources, Social Networking, and Digitial Libraries; Belford, R. E., Moore, J. W., Pence, H. E., Eds.; ACS Symposium Series 1060; American Chemical Society: Washington, DC, 2010.

Provides insight into Wikipedia's chemistry content as well as some useful strategies.