Subject Guides: Chemistry

Primary Sources

American Chemical Society Web Editions
Abstracts and some full-text of peer-reviewed research journals in the chemical and related sciences

Chemical Abstracts
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A print index with abstracts of scientific literature, technical papers, and patent literature in the fields of chemistry or chemical engineering. information about this database

PubMed (Medline)
A database of citations and abstracts (with some links to full-text articles) in the fields of medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, and health care. information about this database

ScienceDirect College Edition Health and Life Sciences, Physical Sciences
A database of 1000+ full-text Elsevier journals in the areas of health, life, and physical sciences. information about this database

A database and research tool including literature from many scientific disciplines, specifically in chemistry, engineering, and materials science. **Patrons must register here and are required to have a muhlenberg e-mail address to use this database.** information about this database

Popular Magazine and News Articles

Chemical and engineering news
"News edition" of the American Chemical Society

LexisNexis Academic
Full text of thousands of newspapers, magazines, broadcast transcripts, business publications, legal materials, and more. information about this database

Science Daily
News articles, videos, and images in the subjects of health, math, and the sciences.

Additional Databases

Academic Search Premier
Full text access to scholarly and non-scholarly publications in a wide variety of disciplines and subject areas. information about this database

A database with some full text articles covering various academic subjects including general sciences, humanities, social sciences, and business. information about this database

Chemical structures database focused on small organic molecules and their biological activities

Library Catalogs

Trexler Library Catalog
To search for items held at Trexler Library, use the Trexler Library Catalog. Items listed in the catalog include books, journals, CDs, DVDs, VHS tapes, audiobooks, government documents, and more.

Search catalogs from libraries across the country and around the globe.  Items owned by Trexler Library show a Muhlenberg College Library icon.  Request items not owned by Trexler Library directly through WorldCat using the ILL (Interlibrary Loan) button. Items generally take 2-10 days to arrive.

Online Reference Sources

Credo Reference Online
Provides access to a collection of aggregated and integrated reference books from high-quality publishers.

Print Reference Sources

Dictionary of Inorganic Compounds
Call Number: Trexler Library Reference Collection 546.03 D554o

Dictionary of Organic Compunds, Fifth Edition
Call Number: Trexler Library Reference Collection 547.03 D544

Encyclopedia of Inorganic Chemistry
Call Number: Trexler Library Reference Collection 546.03 E56o

Handbook of Reagents for Organic Synthesis
Call Number: Trexler Library Reference Collection 547.2 H236o v.1-v.4
An authoritative and systematic description of the utiity of selected reagents used in organic chemistry (four volume set).

Other Items of Interest

Interlibrary Loan
The Interlibrary Loan Office service provides access to materials not owned by Muhlenberg College. Interlibrary loan service supports the study and research needs of Muhlenberg College students, faculty, staff, alumni/ae, and some affiliates.