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This is a selective guide to information resources in chemistry. Most of the print sources listed here are located in the Science & Engineering area on the second floor of the library ("Sci Ref").

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Course Guides


Use these databases to find citations or references to journal articles To read the full text of an article, see Finding Items at Fogler Library and Getting Items from Other Libraries.

  • Analytical Abstracts (1980+)
    Covers journal and other literature on analytical chemistry. Includes foreign-language publications.
  • Compendex (Engineering Index) (1969+)
    Covers all areas of engineering and physics, including chemical engineering and physical chemistry. Includes citations to conference proceedings, reports, and foreign-language publications. Compendex and Inspec may be searched simultaneously.
  • Inspec (1969+)
    Covers all areas of physics. Includes citations to books, proceedings, dissertations, and other materials, and foreign-language publications. Inspec and Compendex may be searched simultaneously.
  • SciFinder [Chemical Abstracts] (1907+)
    Covers all areas of chemistry and related sciences. Includes citations to patents and other materials, and foreign-language publications. Includes chemical structure search feature.

Chemical and Equipment Catalogs

  • Chemical Engineering: Buyers Guide Sci Ref TP 158 C5 2012
  • OPD Chemical Buyers Directory Sci Ref TP 12 O6 2011

Dictionaries and Encyclopedias

Handbooks, Manuals, and Tables

  • ACS Style Guide Sci Ref QD 8.5 A25 2006
  • Chemistry Connections: The Chemical Basis of Everyday Phenomena Sci Ref QD 37 K34 2003
  • CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics Sci Ref QD 65 H3 93rd ed. 2012-2013
  • Dean's Analytical Chemistry Handbook Sci Ref QD 78 P37 2004
  • Dean's Handbook of Organic Chemistry Sci Ref QD 251.3 G65 2004
  • Dictionary of Inorganic Compounds Sci Ref QD 148 D53 1992
  • Dictionary of Organic Compounds Sci Ref QD 246 D5 1996
  • The Elements Sci Ref QD 466 E48 1998
  • The Extraordinary Chemistry of Ordinary Things Sci Ref QD 33.2 S58 2003
  • Fundamental Physical Constants from NIST
  • Handbook of Basic Tables For Chemical Analysis Sci Ref QD 78 B78 2011
  • International Critical Tables of Numerical Data, Physics, Chemistry and Technology Sci Ref Q 199 N32
  • Landolt-Bornstein Numerical Data and Functional Relationships... [Zahlenwerte und Funktionen...] Sci Ref QC 61 L33 and Sci Ref QC 61 L332
  • Lange's Handbook of Chemistry Sci Ref QD 65 L36 2005
  • The Merck Index: An Encyclopedia of Chemicals and Drugs Sci Ref RS 51 M4 14th ed. 2006
  • Nature's Building Blocks: Everything You Need to Know About the Elements Sci Ref QD 466 E52 2011
  • NIST Standard Reference Data including the NIST Chemistry WebBook
  • Nomenclature of Inorganic Chemistry: Recommendations 2005 ["The Red Book"] (PDF file) Sci Ref QD 149 N657 2005
  • Nomenclature of Organic Compounds: Principles and Practice Sci Ref QD 291 F6 2001
  • Quantities, Units, and Symbols in Physical Chemistry ["The Green Book"] Sci Ref QD 451.5 Q36 2007
  • Tables of Physical and Chemical Constants Sci Ref QC 61 K3 1995
  • VNR Index of Chemical and Physical Data Sci Ref QC 61 J36 1992

Safety Data

Spectral Data

  • Aldrich Library of 13C and 1H FT NMR Spectra Sci Ref QC 462.85 A44 1993
  • Aldrich Library of FT-IR Spectra Sci Ref QC 457 P87 1997
  • The Atlas of Near Infrared Spectra Sci Ref QC 457 A77 1981
  • The Handbook of Infrared and Raman Spectra of Inorganic Compounds and Organic Salts Sci Ref QC 457 N927 1997
  • Handbook of Proton-NMR Spectra and Data Sci Ref QC 762 H33 1985
  • The Sadtler Guide to Carbon-13 NMR Spectra Sci Ref QC 762 S28 1983
  • UV-VIS Atlas of Organic Compounds Sci Ref QC 462.85 P47 1992
  • The Wiley/NBS Registry of Mass Spectral Data Sci Ref QC 454 M3 M395 1989

Search the URSUS catalog using keyword searches such as "spectra and atlases," "spectroscopy and atlases," "spectra and tables," or "spectroscopy and tables" to locate other compilations of spectral data available from Fogler Library. The SciFinder database provides predicted or experimental spectral data for selected substances.

Virtual Libraries

Local Links


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Science & Engineering Center, 581-1691
Reference Desk, 581-1673
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Created by: Nancy Curtis | Revised: 05/01/2014
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