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WorldCat [Global Library Holdings] or Open WorldCat [Regional Library Holdings]


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Reference materials: almanacs, encyclopedias, and other informational guides relevant to research in Chemistry and Physics. Please note that this is just a sampling - there are many others located in the same sections as the ones listed below. 

Reference Resource

Call Number

Gale Virtual Reference Library

Database of eBook reference titles

EBSCO eBookCollection

Search and browse reference resources including encyclopedias, dictionaries, directories, handbooks, thesauri and more.

History of Science & Technology

ref Q 125.B945 2004

International Encyclopedia of Women Scientists

ref  Q  141  .O27  2002

Science and It's Times (7 vols.)

ref  Q  175.46  .S35  2000

McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Physics

ref  QC  5  .M424  1997

Macmillan Encyclopedia of Chemistry (4 vols.)

ref  QD  4  .M33  1997

McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Chemistry

ref  QD  5  .M357  1997

Handbook of Chemistry and Physics

ref  QD  65  .C72  2004



 * = Highly Recommended
Academic Search Complete

Magazines and journals on many subjects, includes peer-reviewed and scholarly works. 

Directory of Open Access Journals

"Free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals" - SEE: CHEMISTRY or PHYSICS

Environment Complete
Journals on topics including agriculture, renewable energy sources, natural resources, marine & freshwater science, geography, pollution & waste management, environmental technology, urban planning, and more.

A free database that focuses on the relationship between human beings and the environment


Provides access to articles in the natural sciences, some of them free. 

Ingenta Connect

Index to articles published in over 5,400 journals in various disciplines. 

*ISI Web of Science: Science Citation Index Expanded

This database indexes over 5,900 math and science journals, with citation cross-referencing.

ProQuest Research Library

Information from over 1,800 newspapers and periodicals on many topics, including business, humanities, health and science. 


Elsevier's scholarly journal collections w/limited full text.  Please use Interlibrary Loan services to obtain full-text articles

Scientific American Archive

This database has full-text articles, with color charts and pictures, dating from 1993 to the present.


Searches for science articles, reprints, reports, etc. -- many in full text! 

* STNEasy

Links to chemistry databases & Chemical Abstracts.  HOURS of access are RESTRICTED.  See Dr. Eskew for passwords.


Chemistry Web Resources


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ACToR: Aggregated Computational Toxicology Resource


Free database from the EPA that compiles quantitative and qualitative information on pesticides, industrial chemicals, water contaminants, and other potentially toxic compounds.


Index to over 75,000 compounds; includes physical property data and 2D chemical structures.  Links to a large list of indexed sites. 


 Database of over 380,000 chemicals, synonyms, structures, regulatory list information, and more - from NLM-NIH.

Environmental Protection Agency

 EPA leads the nation's environmental science, research, education and assessment efforts.

Information Resources for Chemistry

Links for chemical data sources, electronic journals, professional associations, etc. 

Journal of Biological Chemistry

Online version; includes full text articles from 1980 to the present. 


The Periodic Table on the World Wide Web. 


Physics Web Resources


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From Cornell U., an open access e-print archive of research in physics, math, computer science, and more.

Help for Physics Students

Useful collection of links: animations/ simulations, lecture notes, web sites, reference tables, online texts and tutorials.

Martindale's The "Virtual"

Includes measurements, periodic tables, databases, courses and tutorials.

Physics 2000

Interactive modules for understanding various concepts of modern physics, co-sponsored by the National Science Foundation. 

Physics Tutorials

Online tutorials in a variety of physics topics. 


Includes and index to online resources, a virtual laboratory, calendar of events, and job announcements. 





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