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CHEMISTRY & BIOCHEMISTRY: Research Guide | Get Started

Research help and resource suggestions for research in chemistry and biochemistry.

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Getting Started

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Key Resources

Quick links to best bets

ACS Guide to Scholarly Communication

News from the field

Finding Background Information

Reference sources - great for getting started

Reference sources are a great starting point for research. Reference sources typically provide definitions, give topic overviews, and explain theories. They can also point to additional readings and scholarship. Examples of reference sources include: dictionaries, encyclopedias, handbooks, guidebooks, manuals, and textbooks. 

The ACS Style Guide

Principles and ethics of scientific communication, as well as style guidelines. From the American Chemical Society. REF 808.06654 Am35

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Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary

Technical data and descriptive information covering thousands of chemicals and chemical phenomena, trade name products, processes, reactions, products, and related terminology. ebook and REF 540.3 H316

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The Merck Index

A standard reference of chemicals, drugs, and biologicals for chemists, biochemists, pharmacists, and related professionals. 615.103 M537, 2006

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Van Nostrand's Encyclopedia of Chemistry

Over 1,350 alphabetically arranged entries that provide information on a wide range chemistry-related terms, including discoveries and notable people in the field. REF 540.3 V26

Concise Encyclopedia: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

A comprehensive yet compact source of biochemical and molecular biological data containing more than 4,500 entries and over 1,000 figures, formulas and tables. REF 572.03 B782c

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Principles of Chemistry

Provides students and researchers with an easy-to-understand introduction to the fundamentals of chemistry, from elements and molecules to chemical reactions and properties of matter. ebook and REF 540 P935