Major Research Tools

American Chemical Society Publications


Full text of chemistry and chemical engineering journals published by the American Chemical Society from their first issue to the current issue.

Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre (CCDC)

Data, Reference, Visual Resource

Suite of software and tools to search, visualize, and analyze small molecule crystallographic data. Included is the Cambridge Structural Database (CSD), "the world's repository of experimentally determined organic and metal-organic crystal structures." Complete


Full text access to most of Nature publishing group's journals, including current and archival access to Nature and Scientific American.


Coverage: 1907-present

Electronic version of Chemical Abstracts, an index of articles, patents, technical reports, and other materials covering chemistry, biochemistry, and chemical engineering. Includes features to search by drawing chemical structures and for analysis/synthesis prediction. Also a source for finding prices for chemicals.

Web of Science: Science Citation Index

Coverage: 1955-present

Index covering the journal literature of science and technology. Allows you to search for a topic, an author, or for articles that cite a known author or work.

Other Suggested Research Tools

Annual Reviews

Full-Text, Index

Index coverage: vol. 1 - present; Full-text coverage: 1996-present

Full text of articles reviewing the scholarly literature for a variety of topics in the physical, biomedical, and social sciences.


Database of chemical structures. Includes property data, chemical vendors, and other information.

Elemental Data Index


Scientific data on each chemical element from the National Institute of Standards and Technology's Physical Measurement Laboratory.

Fundamental Physical Constants


Latest values of the basic constants and conversion factors of physics and chemistry recommended for international use by CODATA (Committee on Data for Science and Technology).


Full-Text, Reference

Database providing technical data and information from hundreds of engineering reference sources, including handbooks, material and chemical property data, and interactive elements such as graphs, equations, and tables. 10 subject areas covered: Chemistry & Chemical Engineering; Civil Engineering & Construction Materials; Engineering Management & Leadership; Environment & Environmental Engineering; Food Science; General Engineering & Project Administration; Industrial Engineering & Operations; Mechanics & Mechanical Engineering; Oil & Gas Engineering; Process Design, Control, and Automation; Sustainable Energy & Development; Transportation Engineering.

New York Academy of Science Archives

Coverage: 1817-present

Digitized archives including the Academy's records, minutes, and memos, as well as the papers of Academy members and Fellows, which include scientific journals and correspondence detailing scientific findings.

NIST Chemistry WebBook


Thermochemical, thermophysical, and ion energetics data compiled by the National Institute of Standards and Technology under the Standard Reference Data Program.

Oxford Encyclopedia of the History of American Science, Medicine, and Technology

Full-Text, Reference

Articles covering key individuals, institutions, and organizations responsible for major developments in science, medicine and technology in the U.S. as well as the concepts, practices, and processes underlying these developments.


Index, Reference

Database of chemical structures of small organic molecules and information on their biological activities. Includes links to records in scientific literature databases. From the National Center for Biotechnology Information.

Spectral database for organic compounds, SDBS

Data, Reference

"An integrated spectral database system for organic compounds,which includes 6 different types of spectra under a directory of the compounds."

Toxicological Profiles


Toxicological profile information sheets are available for more than 250 hazardous substances found at National Priorities List (NPL) sites. Profiles are peer-reviewed and include health effects, chemical and physical information, regulations, a glossary, and references to key studies and other literature. Prepared by the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), a division of the CDC.