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Reference Sources

These are books and websites that will help you gain some background information on your topic, and they can be vital to your understanding of the subject and for topic development.

Kirk-Othmer concise encyclopedia of chemical technology

Macmillan encyclopedia of chemistry

Dictionary of organic compounds

Dictionary of inorganic compounds

A dictionary of chemistry

How to find chemical information : a guide for practicing chemists, educators, and students

Periodic Table

Documentation Styles for the Sciences

Journal Abbreviations in the Sciences

Online Databases

Use online databases as you would a print periodical index.  Items retrieved from these databases have been evaluated for content and indexed by subject librarians, unlike items retrieved from a search engine.

ACS Publications

Annual Reviews




SciFinder Scholar


Other Useful Websites

These websites have been evaluated by the librarians at W&L for relevancy, content, and objectivity.  They include tools to help with your research as well as useful supplemental materials.

Chemistry Resources at W&L (W&L University Libraries)

Public Library of Science



Nature Magazine

Science Magazine



Chemistry Department Homepage (W&L University)

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