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General Reference Sources

  • CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics
    The handbook for chemistry! Extensive collection of physical constants, property data, mathematical tables, and conversion factors.
  • Merck Index
    Contains brief entries on the synthesis, use, biological activity, and property data on over 10,000 chemicals, drugs, and biologicals.
  • Lange’s Handbook of Chemistry
    Contains various physical constants, conversion factors, critical properties and thermodynamic values of approximately 4,400 organic and 1,400 inorganic compounds.

Encyclopedias, Handbooks, & Other Sources

  • Encyclopedia of Inorganic Chemistry
    This 10-volume set contains articles on a variety of subjects, including main group elements, transition metals, physical and theoretical methods, organometallics, solid state chemistry, and bioinorganic chemistry.
  • Dictionary of Inorganic and Organometallic Compounds
    These two "dictionaries" provide references to syntheses, biological and physical property data, and structures for over 100,000 inorganic and organometallic compounds.
  • Inorganic Syntheses
    This book series provides "foolproof" procedures for the synthesis of inorganic and organometallic compounds.
  • Purification of Laboratory Chemicals
    Outlines procedures and processes for purifying over 4000 organic and 750 inorganic and organometallic chemicals.

Reviews and Current Awareness

Inorganic Books

Below are a few inorganic chemistry texts. Some are print and some are online. Search LibCat to locate other books.


  • SciFinder
    Comprehensive index for chemistry, chemical engineering, biochemistry, and related subjects. It includes information on substances, reactions, and provides structure and substructure searching. Indexes journals, patents, conference proceedings, and some technical reports. Coverage 1907-present.
  • Reaxys
    Contains the Beilstein (organic) and Gmelin (inorganic) databases, which provide extensive amount of physical property data and synthesis information. Also includes chemical patents. Can be searched by CAS, formula, structure, reaction, as well as by various other parameters.
  • Web of Science
    A citation database (i.e., tracks who cites who) covering over 250 disciplines, including 7,100 science journals. It also includes conference proceedings. Coverage 1900-present.
    CHEMnetBASE includes several "dictionaries":
    Dictionary of Organic Compounds
    Dictionary of Inorganic and Organometallic Compds
    Dictionary of Natural Products ... and many more.

    Also contains the Combined Chemical Dictionary (CCD) provides brief descriptions of chemical substances, physical property data, systematic and common names, literature references (e.g., syntheses, spectral data, etc.), and structural diagrams for over 500,000 chemicals.
  • Inorganic Crystal Structure Database
    ICSD is a comprehensive database of inorganic crystal structures containing crystallographic data for over 125,000 compounds.
  • KnowItAll U - Spectra Database
    A collection of 1.4 million IR, MS, NMR, Raman, and UV-Vis spectra. This resource is an online version of the Sadtler spectra collection plus more! Free informatics software is available to compare, store, and manage your spectral data, though the software is not required to access the spectra. See link below for software.
  • KnowItAll U Informatics Software
    This informatics software works in conjunction and independently of the KnowItAll U spectra database to support search, processing/analysis, chemometrics, spectra management, and reporting. Learn more at Bio-Rad Laboratories and click the green "Register & Download" to download the software.
  • WorldCat
    OCLC WorldCat contains over 43 million records describing library holdings worldwide, but primarily North America. Great for locating books not owned by Texas A&M University Libraries.
  • Proquest Dissertations and Theses
    A comprehensive index to doctoral dissertations in all disciplines. Some master’s theses are indexed as well, but many schools do not contribute information about their master’s theses. Dissertations published since 1997 are available in PDF digital format and have 24 page previews available. TAMU users may borrow or purchase copies of non-TAMU dissertations via the Get it for me service. Coverage: 1861 - Present.

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