Maag Library provides access to Chemistry books, journals and data through print and online resources. The specific resources listed below are a portion of what is available through the library. For individualized assistance, contact the Science and Engineering Librarian; for general assistance Ask a Librarian!
Use these encyclopedias, dictionaries and almanacs for background information about Chemistry or for definitions and general information.
- Concise Encyclopedia of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Ref QD415.A25 B713 1997
- Comprehensive Toxicology Ref RA1199 .C648 1997
- Dictionary of Chemical Names and Synonyms Ref TP9 .H65 1992
- Dictionary of Organic Compounds Ref QD246 .D5 1982
- Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology Ref TP9 .E685
- Encyclopedia of Computational Chemistry Ref QD 39.3 .E46 E53 1998
- Encyclopedia of Reagents for Organic Synthesis Ref QD77 .E53 1995
- Encyclopedia of Spectroscopy and Spectrometry Ref QD95 .E55 2000x
- Encyclopedic Dictionary of Chemical Technology Ref TP9 .N64
- Facts on File Dictonary of Chemistry Ref QD5 .F33 1999
- Gardner’s Chemical Synonyms and Trade Names Ref TP9 .G286 1994
- Macmillan Encyclopedia of Chemistry Ref QD4 .M33 1997
- Magill’s Survey of Science: Physical Science Series Ref Q158.5 .M34 1992
- Oxford Reference : Physical Sciences and Mathematics [Electronic book] Off-Campus Access
- Van Nostrand’s Scientific Encyclopedia Ref Q121 .V3 2002
Other reference materials include sources for fast facts, formulas, handbooks, and manuals for specific subjects. These items are used as reference sources; they are not materials that one would typically read from front to back cover.
- Aldrich Library of Infrared Spectra Ref QD96.I5 P67 1981
- Bergey’s Manual of Systemic Bacteriology Ref QR81 .B46 2001 On-Campus Electronic Access
- Chemical Formulary Ref TP 151 .B35
- Chemical Processing Handbook [Electronic book] Off-Campus Access
- CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics Ref QD65 .H3 2008/2009 [Ask at the Reference Desk]
- How to Find Chemical Information: A Guide for Practicing Chemists, Educators, and Students Ref QD8.5 .M34 1998
- Merck Index: An Encyclopedia of Chemicals, Drugs, and Biologicals Ref RS51 .M4 1996
- Organic Chemist’s Desk Reference: A Companion Volume to the Dictionary of Organic Compounds Ref QD291 .R56 1995
- Physicians’ Desk Reference: PDR Ref RS75 .P5 [Ask at the Reference Desk]
- Polymer Handbook Ref QD388 .P65 1999
- Rules of Thumb for Chemical Engineers: A Manual of Quick, Accurate Solutions to Everyday Process Engineering Problems Ref TP151 .R85 2002
- Smithell’s Metals Reference Book Ref TN671 .S55 1992
Books can be found through MaagNet, the Maag Library online catalog, or through the OhioLINK Catalog, which locates items available at other OhioLINK institutions. These OhioLINK items can be requested and delivered to Maag Library for pickup.
Not certain about a topic? Finding materials by using Library of Congress Subject Headings could get you started; here are some topic suggestions:
Browsing for Books
Chemistry resources are located throughout the library; items in the Reference Room, Serials (journals) or in the circulating collection are all arranged according to the Library of Congress Classification System. Once a useful book or journal is located in one of these areas, use that same call number to locate information on the same or similar topics in other areas of the library. See Call Numbers, Location, and Building Guide for assistance. Some of the call numbers where Chemistry information can be found includes:
Call Number Ranges Related to Chemistry
|QD 1-99||General Chemistry|
|QD 71-142||Analytical Chemistry|
|QD 146-197||Inorganic Chemistry|
|QD 241-441||Organic Chemistry|
|QD 450-801||Physical and Theoretical Chemistry|
|QD 625-655||Radiation Chemistry|
|QP 501-801||Animal Biochemistry|
|QP 901-981||Experimental Pharmacology|
|TP 1-1185||Chemical Technology|
In addition to print monographs some full-text, scholarly, scientific monographs may be found through the Electronic Book Center (EBC) using Library of Congress Subject headings or using such keyword search terms as “Chemistry,” “Pharmacy,” or “Pharmacology.”
Finding Dissertations and Theses
The following databases may be used to search for related dissertations and theses published within the state, across the country, and world-wide. As with most research databases access to these two databases is available to current YSU faculty, students and staff from off campus via off-campus OhioLink access.
- Dissertation Abstracts
Provides citations and abstracts to theses and dissertations to colleges and universities in North America and Europe. (While some dissertations may be available through Interlibrary Loan, this is not always the case. Not all holding libraries loan dissertations and theses through ILL. In some instances there may be a fee.)
- Electronic Theses and Dissertations Center (ETD)
Online theses and dissertations from Ohio graduate students from participating Ohio colleges and universities.
Chemistry articles are available in print and electronic sources. The information below will help decide where to begin searching for articles.
Articles in Print
- American Chemical Society Journals
This ACS interface presents abstracts and full text for American Chemical Society publications including archived ACS journal articles from 1879-1995.
- Electronic Journal Center (EJC)
Full-text journals from OhioLINK electronic journal subscriptions. Currently includes over 6000 scholarly journals in a variety of disciplines. To best benefit from this database, use the Chemistry and Chemical Engineering category.
Supplies full text articles from the very first volume to the last 3-5 years for approximately 240 titles in arts and
sciences. Use the Advanced Search to select either the subcategory “History of Science and Technology” or “General Science.”
- Science Citation Index Expanded or ISI Web of Science
Current information as well as backfiles to 1900 are found in full text on the Web of Science. ISI Citation Databases include bibliographic information gathered from thousands of scholarly journals. It is indexed so that the researcher can look for specific articles by subject, author, journal, and/or author address. Additionally, it is possible to search the databases for articles that cite a known author or work.
- SciFinder Scholar
There is a one-time required account registration with a confirmation delay before the database can be accessed.
SciVerse Scopus contains comprehensive indexing for the scientific, technical, and medical sciences.
These databases provide a starting point for research. To see other available databases, visit the Research Databases page.
For additional assistance in finding journals available through Maag Library, use the Maag Journal Finder. You can search for a specific journal by title or ISSN or browse the Chemistry sub-category under the Science heading.
The links below provide access to Chemistry resources on the Internet.
- American Chemical Society’s Periodic Tables
- It’s Elemental (Jefferson Labs)
- Los Alamos National Laboratory Periodic Table of Elements
- Periodic Table Live! (The Chemical Education Digital Library)
- Royal Society of Chemistry Visual Periodic Table
- University of Sheffield Web Elements Online
Compound database showing structures, molecular formulae, CAS register numbers, chemical names and synonyms, physical properties and other links. Requires registration, but is free.
Commerical chemical industry search engine.
- Lab Tests Online
Information on Clinical Lab Testing.
- National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST): Chemistry WebBook
- National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST): Materials Measurement Laboratory
Provides links to product and materials research and reports.
- National Center for Biological Information (NCBI): PubChem
- Science Now
Information from the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
- Science Online
A Facts on File encyclopedia of science disciplines
This comprehensive scientific research indexes not only journal content but also scientists’ ancillary scientific information.
Select the Chemistry and Material Sciences Collection and choose from various sub-categories in Chemistry to search for journal articles within specialized fields. Or, click BROWSE on the navigation bar to search among other resources.
- Thermodex: An Index of Selected Thermodynamic and Physical Property Resources
- United States Geological Survey (USGS): Minerals Information
- United States Patent and Trademark Office
- University of Sheffield ChemPuter
- YSU Department of Chemistry
- Center for Disease Control (CDC): National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
- Material Safety Data Sheets Search
- Material Safety Data Sheets, Cornell University, Department of Environmental Health and Safety
- Material Safety Data Sheets, Oklahoma State University, Department of Health and Safety
- National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS): Solvent Database
Societies and Organizations
- American Chemical Society, Division of Biochemical Technology
- American Chemical Society, Division of Chemical Education
- American Chemical Society, Division of Chemical Health and Safety
- American Chemical Society, Division of Chemical Toxicology
- American Chemical Society, Division of Energy and Fuels
- American Chemical Society, Division of Polymeric Materials: Science and Engineering
- Materials Research Society (MRS)