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

Getting Started

beakers and test tubesIn this Guide, you'll find:

  • Reference Sources to help you find background information
  • Databases and journals from the American Chemistry Society to help you Find Articles
  • Information on searching the catalog and ebooks to help you Find Books
  • Web Resources, including professional organizations' websites, that may be useful for studying chemistry

Key Resources

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. 



Selected Reference Books