CHEM 496 Library Resources

An overview of library resources for CHEM 496 and research in chemistry.

Citing Sources - ACS Style

ACS Style Guide
(University of Wisconsin)
Cite common reference types.

​Manage and format article information for bibliographies, footnotes, etc.

Mendeley Desktop
Allows you to store citations on your desktop.

Mendeley Citation Plug-in 
(Word, LibreOffice)

Allows you to insert citations into Word Documents.

Mendeley Web Importer
Allows you to import articles and references.

Getting Started with Mendeley
Short video of features and ways to use Mendeley.

Web Browsers





Places to search for Journal Articles and Chemical Structures

This list includes different tools to help you locate information in chemistry.

There is one encyclopedia source

There are journal article databases with structure and reaction search tools:
Scifinder Scholar, Reaxys, PubMed, and Chemspider

There are three tools to search for journal article citations:
Web of Science, Scifinder, and Google Scholar

Note: Scifinder Scholar requires registration.
Please email for the URL.

Learning about Chemistry and Chemical Topics on the web

There are lots of classroom materials of chemistry lectures, problem sets and exams on the web:

The video below is from one of the many collections from the Royal Institution's RI Channel  in the UK.​.

Khan Academy has many introductory chemistry lecture videos. Note that problem set solutions may be locked.

CrashCourse has videos on Chemistry course topics.

MIT OpenCourseWare has lectures, problem sets and exams online.

UCI Open has lectures, problems and solutions in individual lectures.

Periodic Table of Videos covers many chemical topics.

Subject LIbrarian

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Elizabeth Brown
LS2504C Glenn G Bartle Library
office phone 607-777-4882
Director of Assessment and Scholarly Communications
cell phone 607-237-1937