Subject Guides

Chemistry Resources

Chemistry web and print resources for labs, papers, and proposals

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Citing Sources - ACS Style

ACS Style Quick Guide
(ACS Publications):
Sample formatting for common types of materials.

ACS Guide to Scholarly Communication (online ebook)
This ebook has a wealth of information on how to cite materials and evaluate the chemical literature. 

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

1. Create an account on Mendeley. You can allow link your Mendeley account directly to your Binghamton Univ. username and password if you like. 

2. Mendeley Cite (Microsoft App) is available via our campus Microsoft 365 license.
You can see it in the Reference Tab within Word.
This tool allows you to insert citations directly into Word Documents.

3. The Mendeley Web Importer is a Chrome extension that allows you to import articles and references from publisher websites.

4. The Mendeley Desktop Reference Manager can also be downloaded and used as a standalone tool. The Reference Manager is the database of references that you create and will also appear in Mendeley Cite. 

More Help: How to use Mendeley Reference Manager (Tip Tip Bio).
How to Use Mendeley Desktop, Web Importer, and MS Word Plug-in (GradCoach).

Chemistry Literature and Structure Searching

Here are a list of sources to start searching the chemical literature or search using chemical structures. 

NOTE: CAS Scifinder-n requires registration prior to searching. Please contact to obtain registration details. 

Freely available chemical structure database with over 100 million structures, properties, and associated information from hundreds of high-quality data sources. (Owned by the Royal Society of Chemistry)

Chemistry Journal Publisher Websites

Major publishers covering Chemistry and related areas such as Materials Science and Physics. All sources contain full-text journal articles, ebooks, and supplemental journal data. 

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Chemistry Instructional Videos and Problem Sets

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

Khan Academy has introductory chemistry lecture videos. Some 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.

Open Stax has a freely available General Chemistry textbook in both Engilsh and Spanish.   

The Organic Chemistry Tutor covers many topics in Chemistry as well as Math and Physics.

Periodic Table of Videos covers many chemical topics.