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Chemistry Article Databases

For Starters

  • UE Department of Chemistry Web Server
    Lots of links to courses descriptions, faculty, research opportunities, seminar schedules and much more.
  • Periodic Table - WebElements
    The most complete table of elements. Contains links to data from Hydrogen, element 1 to Ununoctium, element 118, discovered in 1999, the heaviest element.
  • ChemDex Index - Sheffield
    Best starting point for chemistry on the Internet. Currently indexing, and selectively annotating more than 4,000 sites. There is a searchable version, Chemdex plus - that requires (free) registration.
  • Links for Chemists
    Directory of more than 7,350 links (not annotated) to chemistry resources. The more than 60 categories include: University Chemistry Departments;Companies/Industry/Manufacturers - chemical company profiles, instruments, supplies, petrochemicals, pharmaceuticals; Publishing; Information - conferences, databases, dictionaries, jobs, careers, encyclopedia, fundamental constants, MSDS, patents, periodic tables; Chemistry Software; Organizations; Topics - analytical, electrochemistry, organic, radioactivity, nano technology and self assembly, surface science, and synchrotron labs. Also available in German and French.
  • Chemistry Functions
    A page that will do various calculations related to chemistry. Moles can be converted to particles; pounds to grams; grams to moles; and various others. The reverse is also computed for some conversions. It also provides the mass of the elements on the periodic table and various compounds.
  • SciVee.TV
    SciVee.TV broadcasts science videos and pubcasts for free. It was created for scientists, by scientists, and has partnerships with the Public Library of Science and the NSF.


e-Journals | Organic Chemistry | Inorganic Chemistry | Biochemistry | Newsgroups, Listservs, and Blogs

  • e-Journals

  • Organic Chemistry

    • Organic Chemistry Resources Worldwide
      This site's mission is to collect and independently annotate all useful organic chemistry sites and to present them in an intuitive way. It's broken down into six parts - literature, the bench, structural analysis, the desk, communication and additional activities.
    • Organic Chemistry Portal
      The Organic Chemistry Portal offers an overview of recent topics, interesting reactions, and information on important chemicals for organic chemists.
    • General, Organic and Biochemistry
      A series of powerpoint lectures on over twenty different chemistry-related topics can be found here. Each unit has a chapter summary, key reactions and a practice exam.
  • Inorganic Chemistry

    • Structures of Simple Inorganic Solids
      This site provides lecture outlines to an introductory course at Oxford University on structure of simple inorganic solids. The topics covered include solid and sphere packing, "ionic" structures, and oxide structures and networks. A problem set and an online practical accompany the lecture outlines.
    • Inorganic Reaction Mechanisms I
      This site provides brief lecture notes to a second year course at Oxford University on inorganic reaction mechanisms. The topics covered include: substitution reactions of square planar metal complexes, cis and trans effects, trans influence, substitution of octahedral metal complexes, anation and solvolysis reactions and electron transfer reactions.
  • Biochemistry

  • Newsgroups, Listservs, and Blogs

Dictionaries and Encyclopedias

Associations and Organizations

Other Resources

  • WWW Virtual Library: Chemistry
    This has one of the best, most comprehensive, easy-to-use directories available. The contents page is arranged by type of site from academic institutions and nonprofit organizations to commercial ones. It also indexes gopher servers and usenet groups and links to other sites for Chemistry Resources.
  • Classic Chemistry
    The heart of this site is Selected Classic Papers from the history of chemistry, which links to dozens of seminal texts in philosophy of chemistry, the physics of chemistry, biochemistry, and other chemistry topics. Texts range from excerpts to complete texts and include scientists such as Lucretius, Aristotle, Dalton, Faraday, Lavoisier, and Bohr. Arranged by subjects and titles. In addition, there is a This Week in the History of Chemistry section;a glossary of archaic chemical terms; and annotated links to other Web sites with related biographical and historical information.
  • Chemistry-Based QuickTime, Shockwave Flash, GIF Animations, and Streaming Audio
    A collection of "animations [that] support the teaching of concepts in chemistry in freshman through graduate level courses." Concepts include chemiluminescence, electrophoresis, gas chromatography, spectroscopy, and more. From a professor at Sam Houston State University, Texas.