Howdy! This is a guide to chemistry information resources available through Texas A&M University Libraries.
The Getting Started page contains a few selected chemistry resources, but the tabs above have more extensive resources for those respective areas.
Please contact me for individual consultation, group instruction, library purchase recommendations, and suggestions for this subject guide.
Be sure to check the Chemistry Class Guides if you are working on a class assignment.
Below are a few resources for deciphering and/or creating journal abbreviations.
CAS Source Index
Print Version of the CASSI Search tool. Location: Evans Library AskUs Desk
ACS Style Guide (Chapter 14)
CASSI abbreviations for the 1,000+ most cited journals. This chapter also contains information about formatting references for ACS journals.
Dictionaries & Encyclopedias
If you are new to a topic, a brief definition or encyclopedia article may be the place to start.
A Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) is provided by a manufacturer and contains basic safety and handling information for a chemical or mixture. This Texas A&M University Environmental Health & Safety website links to several sources for MSDSs.
NOTE: If using Vermont SIRI, you might avoid the Mallinckrodt links since they redirect to the wrong pages.
Handbooks are a great place for property data, constants, or related material.
Databases - Searching the journal literature
Search these resources to locate journal articles, conference papers, and other literature on a particular topic. Once you find an article you like, click the "Find Text @ TAMU" within the database to obtain the full-text or request through our Get It For Me service. NOTE: If you already have a citation to a particular article, you'll use our "e-Journals" search to check online access or LibCat for print.
This software not only allows you to store and manage citations downloaded from databases and other sources, but works with word processing software (e.g., Word) to properly format your citations.
Chemistry Office Hours
Please feel free to contact me at any time via email, phone or in-person. In addition to Evans Library Room 111J, I can also be found in Chemistry Building Room 117 on the following days/times during the Fall and Spring semesters:
Thursday 10:00 am - Noon
Friday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The following are a few chemistry trade magazines and blogs containing news, developments, and other musings.