Librarian for Chemistry

Karlyn Schumacher | (920)-748-8750 | [email protected]

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The American Chemical Society is your #1 place to go to find current, scholarly articles:

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A scholarly, open-access science database out of Stanford University. It lists over 100 journals that publish chemistry articles


Come browse our print subscriptions to Chemistry publications. See a list here: Chem periodicals

In need of some inspiration? Head down to 1A to browse our Chemistry section, located in the QDs:

Writing Guides

Scientific writing can be very different from what many students are used to. Luckily there are reputable sources online to help you out:

Writing Guidelines for Engineering and Science Students

From Penn State, this website covers all aspects of writing a scientific paper. It gives examples of various types of reports, how to lay out your paper, exercises to make sure you get all this right, and much more!

Chemical nomenclature guide

"Major journals require systematic nomenclature for publication, and most search engines require names as input." This website provides an easy-to-use list so you comply with current standards.
Are you asking yourself, "Do I need to cite this?" Check this website first to make sure you aren't accidentally plagerizing:

Published by the ACS, this book, available in the reference section of Lane Library, will tell you everything you need to know about citing properly.


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A great place for beginners who need some help with terminology.

"The Merck Index is a one-volume encyclopedia of chemicals, drugs and biologicals that contains more than 10,000 monographs. Each monograph in this authoritative reference source is a concise description of a single substance or a small group of closely related compounds." -taken from the Amazon description. A portal site for MSDS information on the web. Includes information for approximately 100 free sites on the web, as well as providing links to other MSDS-related information.

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