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Chemistry: Primary Sources

This Guide is to help you find chemistry resources

Journals

Primary sources are those where a researcher can find original data.
The major source of primary information are journals the majority of which are peer-reviewed.

Some chemical journals cover only specific areas while other cover a broad array of topics.

The two most important journals in this latter category are:

Journal of the American Chemical Society (JACS)

Angewandte Chemie - Internationl Edition (originally published in German)

In organic chemistry, major journal is:

Journal of Organic Chemistry - published by the American Chemical Society