This guide is designed to help students with Kekule Project in Organic Chemistry
Last Updated: Feb 25, 2013
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QuickGuide: ACS Citation Style
The ACS Style Guide, 3rd ed., is the standard citation style for chemistry. This Quick Guide includes the most common formats from that publication. Examples of publication types not included in the ACS Style Guide were created based on the most relevant examples available.
ACS Style Guidelines
A useful online guide to the ACS style guidelines. It includes guides to citing books, chapters, articles, internet resources, online journals, patents, theses and more.
- ACS Publications
This is the best place to begin your chemistry research. Everything is full text.
- Science Direct
A useful place to begin you seraching.....but t his database is similar to ACS, it searches only the journals of only one publisher, Elsevier, a leading publisher of scientific journals.
- Google Scholar
Searches a vast amount of scholarly material! However, it only accesses full text materials if Augsburg has a subscription to that journal. Use Interlibrary Loan for the titles to which Augsburg does not subscribe.
- General Science
Excellent resources in the areas of environmental sciences, biology, chemistry, physics and astronomy. It is a good starting point for research in the sciences.
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When you search the catalog for Chemistry resources, try using combinations of terms like these:
- polymers and syntheses
- sulfur compounds
- chemical structures and bonding
- thermal properties and material
If your first search brings up too many irrelevant items, try using the Refine by Tag suggestions in the box on the right of the search results screen. If you don't find what you're looking for, try the Related Searches
at the bottom.
We also have large number of useful Chemistry reference books. Take a look at these suggested sources:
CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics
Call Number: Reference QD 65 .H3 2009-10
An essential reference tool for work in Chemistry. Contents include basic constants, conversions, symbols and terminology, constants of organic compounds, properties of elements, biochemistry, and much more.
A great and free source of chemical information that allows searching by systematic name, synonym, trade name, registry number, SMILES or InChI. Searching by structure is also available.
Free database of chemical structures of small organic molecules and information on their biological activities.
- Organic Chemistry Portal
A great site for organic chemistry information, including abstracts of recent articles and a searchable database of organic reactions
- Organic Chemistry Resources Worldwide
Another good site for organic chemistry. Provides links to websites on a number of topics, such as reaction components and synthesis strategies. Look here for patents