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This LibGuide is an introduction to the Chemistry resources available in the James H. White Library. Use this LibGuide to acquaint yourself with the collection, but be sure to ask the Reference Librarian for additional assistance.
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Journals/Databases for Chemistry


The best way to keep current with a discipline is to read journal literature. James H. White Library subscribes to a wide range of titles in the field of Chemistry. Here are a few of those titles.

Print Journal Titles

  1. Chemical & Engineering News
  2. Chemical Reviews
  3. Inorganic Chemistry
  4. Journal of the American Chemical Society
  5. Journal of Chemical Education
  6. Journal of Organic Chemistry
  7. Scientific American 


 Electronic Databases


The best way to find articles is by searching indexes and databases. Using these resources you can search by title, author, or subject to find articles related to your research topic. Descriptions of the electronic databases most appropriate for Chemistry research are provided below.

Academic Search Premier: This collection offers information in many areas of academic study, such as social sciences, humanities, education, and computer sciences. Academic Search™ Premier is a vast collection of the most valuable peer-reviewed full text journals, offering critical information from many sources unique to this database.

 EBSCOhost Electronic Journals: EBSCOhost Electronic Journals Service (EJS) is your gateway to thousands of e-journals containing millions of articles from hundreds of different publishers, all at one web site.

 Journal Storage (JSTOR): This is a full text scholarly journal archival database with coverage of chemistry and chemistry related journals.


    Library Resources for Chemistry



    Reference books are a good place to begin a research project. Encyclopedias, dictionaries and handbooks provide background information and can also point to other resources. Key titles are listed below.



    Dean's Handbook of Organic Chemistry (Ref. QD251.3 .G65 2004) 

    Handbook of Inorganic chemicals (Ref. QD155.5 .P37 2003) 

    Hawley's condensed chemical dictionary (Ref. QD5 .C5 2007) 

    Van Nostrand's Encyclopedia of Chemistry (Ref. QD4 .V36 2005) 

    The Handbook of homogeneous hydrogenation (Ref. QD281.H8 H36 2007)  

    Survival handbook for the new chemistry instructor (Ref. QD40 .S87 2004) 

    Encyclopedia of biological chemistry (Ref. QD415 .A25 E53 2004)  

    Encyclopedia of analytical chemistry (Ref. QD71.5 .E52 2000)


    The table below highlights some major topics and areas of research.



    Call Number range

    Chemsitry (General)

    QD1 – QD65

    Analytical Chemistry

    QD71 – QD142

    Inorganic chemistry

    QD146 – QD197

    Organic Chemistry

    QD241 – QD441


    QD415 – QD436

    Physical and theoretical chemistry

    QD450 – QD801

    Radiation chemistry

    QD625 – QD655


    QD701 – QD731


    Use the library’s card catalog, available at , to search more systematically for books on particular topics.

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