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Internet Resources
BiochemNet: A Guide to the Best Biology and Chemistry Educational Resources on the Web.
Devoted to biochemistry in the here and now. The opening "In the Spotlight" section, updated weekly, introduces users to an instructor of biochemistry. The site contains recent news, research, and developments in biochemistry; links to various divisions in biochemistry; tutorials and databases; and laboratory and learning activities.

Includes breaking news in chemistry from the Reuters news service, a section on chemical history, and a guide to Web resources for chemistry. The site, sponsored by the American Chemical Society, also provides access to databases and journals published by the society.

Chemicool Periodic Table.
A chart linked to basic information about each element including states, conductivity, abundance, and reactions.

Chemistry Web Internet Resources.
One of the more comprehensive sites on the Web devoted to chemistry. This site provides an annotated list of links to chemistry Web sites; links to online journals and reference materials (the periodic table, databases, conversion factors and constants, dictionaries and encyclopedias, talks and workshops); a selected bibliography on the Internet and chemistry; and links to chemistry departments around the world. The site is well designed and easy to navigate.

Molecule of the Month.
Links to a different molecule for each month, beginning in January 1996. Provides detailed graphic and text information on each molecule, from mustard gas to aspirin. A university or commercial group sponsors each molecule page.


Library Resources
Beilstein's Handbuch der Organischen Chemie. 25 vols. Berlin: Springer, 1918-40.
With updates. Covers the literature of organic compounds. For inorganic compounds, see Gmelin's Handbuch der Anorganischen Chemie (Berlin: Springer, 1921). Available in electronic format.

Chemical Abstracts. Columbus, Ohio: American Chemical Society, 1907-.
The most complete index to any discipline. This resource allows for searching publications in chemistry by subject, chemical structure, formula, and ring structure, and provides abstracts of each work indexed. Available in electronic format.

Chemical Information Sources. By Gary Wiggins. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1991.
Provides information on a variety of reference works and indexes in chemistry with particular emphasis on searching Chemical Abstracts online.

CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics. Boca Raton: CRC, 1913-.
A compilation of formulas, tables, lists, and charts of interest to scientists; updated annually.

Encyclopedia of Reagents for Organic Synthesis. 8 vols. New York: Wiley, 1995.
Comprehensively covers more than 3,000 reagents in alphabetical order. Volume 8 includes a subject index, a formula index, a reagent structural class index, and a reagent function index. Each article includes ring diagrams and a bibliography.

Kirk-Othmer Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology. 4th ed. 25 vols. New York: Wiley, 1991-.
Provides in-depth articles on chemical properties, manufacturing, and technology.

Macmillan Encyclopedia of Chemistry. 4 vols. New York: Macmillan Reference, 1997.
Offers brief to in-depth articles on topics in chemistry, including key ideas in the field, chemists and their contributions, and common chemical substances.

Merck Index: An Encyclopedia of Chemicals, Drugs, and Biologicals. 12th ed. Whitehouse Station, N.J.: Merck, 1996.
Contains about 10,000 entries on chemicals, including many pharmaceuticals. Formulas, properties, uses, and references to literature are provided. Available in electronic format.

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