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This Guide is to help you find chemistry resources

Finding Chemical Information

Chemical Literature is Historically Classified into Three Types of Sources written by Dr. David Hunt and updated by Valerie Tucci

1.  Primary Sources

     Journals or Periodicals

     Technical Reports - Government or Industry

     Patents - U.S. or Foreign

     Dissertations

2.  Secondary Sources

     Periodicals (Reviews) - Chemical Reviews, Chemical Society Reviews

     Abstracting and Indexing Sources - Chemical Abstracts (SciFinder Web), Web of Science

     Handbooks, Dictionaries and Encyclopedias - Handbook of Chemistry and Physics,

     Kirk-Othmer Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology

     Data Collections - Beilstein and Gmelin - now online as Reaxys

     Treatises and Monographs

     Textbooks

3.   Tertiary Sources

     Catalogs - Sigma-Aldrich, Lancaster Synthesis, Alfar Aesar, Acros Organics