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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
  • Perry's Chemical Engineer's Handbook
    Provides physical property data for chemicals/materials, engineering formulas, as well as individual chapters on units operations (e.g., Process Control, Distillation, Heat Transfer Equipment, etc.).
  • Quantities, Units and Symbols in Physical Chemistry
    Guide for scientists working across a multitude of disciplines requiring internationally approved nomenclature.

Encyclopedias, Handbooks, & Other Sources

Reviews and Current Awareness

Physical Chemistry Books

Below are a few physical 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.
  • 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.
  • SpringerMaterials: Landolt-Bornstein Database
    SpringerMaterials is based on the Landolt-Börnstein New Series, a unique, fully evaluated data collection in all areas of physical sciences and engineering. Contains an extensive collection of physical property data.
  • Inspec
    Provides comprehensive coverage of traditional and cutting-edge publications in the specific fields of physics and engineering.
  • arXiv
    Hosted by Cornell University, and supported by Texas A&M University, arXiv is an eprint server for Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Quantitative Biology, Quantitative Finance and Statistics.
  • Scitation
    Scitation is hosted by the American Institute of Physics (AIP). It is an online publishing platform for AIP publications and over 30 other scholarly publishers. It hosts over two million articles in fields that include physics, chemistry geosciences, engineering, acoustics and more.
  • 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.
  • NIST/TRC Web Thermo Tables
    Collection of critically evaluated thermodynamic property data primarily for pure organic compounds
  • KnowItAll U
    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.
    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.
  • 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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