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Chemistry Resources: Getting Started in Chemistry Research

Introduction

When starting your research in chemistry and associated topics, you have to clarify your topic, narrow it down and decide what kinds of sources you will need. These may include print books, scholarly journals, eBooks, databases and websites.

Start Searching in WorldCat Discovery

The Library's home page features a search box that functions as a "Google-like" single search.  This is a good start to a search.  A better approach is to use the WorldCat Discovery tab to initiate an advanced search.

To learn more go to the Doing An Advanced Search Page.

Books Online at the Mount

Finding Chemistry Articles in Library Databases

Mount St. Mary's students and faculty now have access to the e-library resources at the National Cancer Institute's Advanced Technology Research Facility (ATRF), in Frederick, MD.  For more information see the NCI Research Guide.

The effect of this collaboration is that students can visit the facility or search their database for extensive current resources in the biochemical field.  If an article is found in this database, an interlibrary loan can be requested (mentioning the NCI source) and NCI will fill it within 24 hours. NCI Scientific Library.

CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics

Now Available Online.

Dictionary of Chemistry

Reference Book in the Library

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