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Information Competencies for Chemistry Undergraduates/Recommended Resources Index

Recommended Resources IndexEdit

Note: Resources are free unless indicated by “$$”

Accounts of Chemical Research [American Chemical Society journal] (section 2.1) $$ http://pubs.acs.org/journal/achre4 (accessed March 17, 2011)

The ACS Style guide: Effective Communication of Scientific Information. Anne M. Coghill and Lorrin R. Garson, Eds. American Chemical Society, Washington, D. C. 3rd ed. 2006 (section 4.1) http://pubs.acs.org/isbn/9780841239999 ; online access may require ACS ChemWorx registration; Print edition $$

Info: http://pubs.acs.org/page/books/styleguide/index.html (accessed March 12, 2013)
Chapter 1: Ethics in Scientific Publication, by Gordon G. Hammes, p.3-10. (section 1.2g) http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/bk-2006-STYG.ch001 (accessed March 12, 2013)
Chapter 6: Peer Review, by Barbara Booth, p.71-76. (section 1.2f) (accessed March 27, 2013)
Chapter 7: Copyright Basics, by Karen S. Buehler, C. Arleen Courtney, and Eric S. Slater, p.77-86. (section 1.2g) (accessed March 27, 2013)
Chapter 14: References, by Janet S. Dodd, Leah Solla, and Paula M. Bérardon, p.287-341. (section 1.2c; 4.1a) http://pubs.acs.org/userimages/ContentEditor/1246030496632/chapter14.pdf (accessed February 9, 2011); http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/bk-2006-STYG.ch014 (accessed March 12, 2013)

The ACS Style Guide. Chapter 1: Writing a Scientific Paper. 2nd ed. 1997 (section 4.1a) http://web.archive.org/web/20130207215350/http://www.oup.com/us/samplechapters/0841234620/?view=usa (accessed November 4, 2013)

Aldrich Library of Spectra (FTIR, IR, NMR) (section 3.2a) $$

Info: FTIR http://www.sigmaaldrich.com/catalog/search/ProductDetail/ALDRICH/Z286001?lang=en_US
Info: IR http://www.sigmaaldrich.com/catalog/search/ProductDetail/ALDRICH/Z107506?lang=en_US
Info: NMR http://www.sigmaaldrich.com/catalog/search/ProductDetail/ALDRICH/Z231037?lang=en_US
(accessed March 17, 2011)

Annual Reviews (section 2.1) $$ Info: http://www.annualreviews.org/ (accessed March 17, 2011)

Annual Reviews in Analytical Chemistry (section 2.1) $$ http://www.annualreviews.org/journal/anchem (accessed March 17, 2011)

Annual Reviews in Biochemistry (section 2.1) $$ http://www.annualreviews.org/journal/biochem (accessed March 17, 2011)

Annual Reviews in Physical Chemistry (section 2.1) $$ http://www.annualreviews.org/journal/physchem (accessed March 17, 2011)

Beilstein (section 2.4c; 3.1b, 3.2b) $$ Info: http://www.lib.utexas.edu/chem/info/beilstein.html (accessed March 17, 2011)

BIOSIS / Biological Abstracts (section 2.2b) $$ http://isiknowledge.com/BIOSIS (accessed April 9, 2011)

Info: http://thomsonreuters.com/products_services/science/science_products/a-z/biosis/ (accessed March 17, 2011)

Bretherick's Handbook of Reactive Chemical Hazards (section 3.4) $$

http://www.knovel.com/web/portal/browse/display?_EXT_KNOVEL_DISPLAY_bookid=1685 (accessed March 17, 2011)
Included in: http://www.elsevierdirect.com/hazmatnavigator/data_sources.html (accessed March 17, 2011)

CAplus Core Journal Coverage List (section 2.2c) http://www.cas.org/content/references/corejournals (accessed February 27, 2013)

CAS Content At a Glance (section 2.2a) http://www.cas.org/content/at-a-glance (accessed March 14, 2013)

CAS Source Index (CASSI) Search Tool (section 2.2c) http://cassi.cas.org (accessed February 9, 2011)

Chemical Reviews [American Chemical Society journal] (section 2.1) $$ http://pubs.acs.org/journal/chreay (accessed March 17, 2011)

Chemical Society Reviews [Royal Society of Chemistry journal] (section 2.1) $$ http://pubs.rsc.org/en/journals/journalissues/cs (accessed March 17, 2011)

ChemID Plus (section 2.4b) http://chem.sis.nlm.nih.gov/chemidplus/ (accessed March 13, 2011)

CHEMnetBASE (section 2.4b; 3.1a; 3.2a) $$ http://www.chemnetbase.com/ (accessed February 9, 2011)

ChemSpider (section 2.4b) http://www.chemspider.com/ (accessed March 17, 2011)

Citation and Document Managers (section 4.1b) http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/BIOS/refman.html (accessed March 14, 2011)

Citation manager software (section 4.1b); see Reference manager software

Combined Chemical Dictionary (CCD) (section 2.4b; 3.1a) $$ http://ccd.chemnetbase.com/ (accessed March 17, 2011)

Compendex / Engineering Index (section 2.2b) $$ http://www.engineeringvillage2.org/controller/servlet/Controller?CID=quickSearch&database=1 (accessed April 9, 2011) Info: http://www.ei.org/compendex (accessed March 17, 2011)

Copyright (section 1.2g) –

ACS Ethical Guidelines
http://pubs.acs.org/page/policy/ethics/index.html (accessed February 9, 2011)
ACS Ethical Guidelines to Publication of Chemical Research
http://pubs.acs.org/userimages/ContentEditor/1218054468605/ethics.pdf (accessed February 9, 2011)
Info: http://pubs.acs.org/page/books/styleguide/index.html (accessed March 17, 2011)
The ACS Style Guide. Chapter 1: Ethics in Scientific Publication, by Gordon G. Hammes, p.3-10. 3rd ed. 2006
http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/bk-2006-STYG.ch001 (accessed March 12, 2013)
The ACS Style Guide. Chapter 7: Copyright Basics, by Karen S. Buehler, C. Arleen Courtney, and Eric S. Slater, p.77-86. 3rd ed. 2006
http://pubs.acs.org/isbn/9780841239999 ; online access may require ACS ChemWorx registration; Print edition $$ (accessed March 27,2013)
Learning Module: What Chemists Need to Know about Copyright. American Chemical Society Joint Board/Council Committee on Publications. Subcommittee on Copyright. http://pubs.acs.org/page/copyright/learning_module/summary.html (accessed February 11, 2011)

Cornell University MSDS (section 3.4) http://www.ehs.cornell.edu/msds/msds.cfm (accessed February 9, 2011)

CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics (section 3.1a) $$ http://www.hbcpnetbase.com/ (accessed March 17, 2011) Info: print http://www.crcpress.com/product/isbn/9781439855119 (accessed March 17, 2011)

CRC Handbook of Data on Common Organic Compounds (section 3.2a) $$ Info: http://www.crcpress.com/product/isbn/9780849304040 (accessed March 17, 2011)

CRC Handbook of Laboratory Safety (print or online) (section 3.4) $$ http://www.crcnetbase.com/isbn/9781420038460 (accessed April 9, 2011) Info: print http://www.crcpress.com/product/isbn/9780849325236 (accessed March 17, 2011)

CSD Teaching Database (section 3.3) http://www.ccdc.cam.ac.uk/free_services/teaching/ (accessed March 14, 2011)

CSD, Web (section 3.3) $$ Info: http://www.ccdc.cam.ac.uk/products/csd_system/webcsd/ (accessed April 2, 2011)

--Thomas, I.R. and others. 2010. WebCSD: the online portal to the Cambridge Structural Database. J. Appl. Cryst. 43, 362-366 (section 3.3) $$ http://dx.doi.org/10.1107/S0021889810000452 (accessed March 14, 2011)

Dictionary of Inorganic and Organometallic Compounds (section 3.1a) $$ http://dioc.chemnetbase.com/ (accessed March 17, 2011) Info: print (Inorganic Compounds): http://www.crcpress.com/product/isbn/9780412301209 (accessed March 17, 2011) Info: print (Organometallic Compounds): http://www.crcpress.com/product/isbn/9780412430602 (accessed March 17, 2011)

Dictionary of Natural Products (section 3.1a) $$ http://dnp.chemnetbase.com/ (accessed March 17, 2011) Info: print http://www.crcpress.com/product/isbn/9780412466205 (accessed March 17, 2011)

Dictionary of Organic Compounds (section 3.1a) $$ http://doc.chemnetbase.com/ (accessed March 17, 2011) Info: print http://www.crcpress.com/product/isbn/9780849300073 (accessed March 17, 2011)

Encyclopedia of Reagents for Organic Synthesis (section 2.4c) $$ http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/book/10.1002/047084289X (accessed March 17, 2011) Info: print http://www.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-0470017546.html (accessed March 17, 2011)

Ethical Conduct (sections 4.2) –

ACS Ethical Guidelines to Publication of Chemical Research. American Chemical Society. 2010. (section 1.2g; 4.2)
http://pubs.acs.org/userimages/ContentEditor/1218054468605/ethics.pdf (accessed February 9, 2011)
The Chemical Professional’s Code of Conduct. American Chemical Society. 2007. (section 4.2)
http://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/careers/profdev/ethics/the-chemical-professionals-code-of-conduct.html (accessed March 19, 2011)
On Being a Scientist: A Guide to Responsible Conduct in Research. Committee on Science, Engineering, and Public Policy. 3rd ed. 2009. (section 4.2)
http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=12192#toc (accessed February 9, 2011)

Fieser and Fieser's Reagents for Organic Synthesis (section 2.4c) $$ http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/book/10.1002/9780471264194 (accessed March 17, 2011) Info: print http://www.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-047089458X.html (accessed March 17, 2011)

Flow of Scientific Information (section 1.2a) http://www.lib.uwaterloo.ca/usered/grad/researchskills/flow_of_info.html (accessed September 14, 2011)

Gmelin (section 2.4c; 3.1b; 3.2b) $$ Info: http://www.lib.utexas.edu/chem/info/gmelin.html (accessed March 17, 2011)

Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary (section 2.1) $$ http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/book/10.1002/9780470114735 (accessed March 17, 2011) http://www.knovel.com/web/portal/browse/display?_EXT_KNOVEL_DISPLAY_bookid=2822 (accessed March 17, 2011) Info: http://www.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-0471768650.html (accessed March 17, 2011)

Hazardous Substances Data Bank (HSDB) (TOXNET, section 3.4) http://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov/cgi-bin/sis/htmlgen?HSDB (accessed March 17, 2011)

Inorganic Syntheses (section 2.4c) $$ Info: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/bookseries/10.1002/SERIES2146 (accessed March 17, 2011)

INSPEC (section 2.2b) $$ Available from several vendors: http://www.theiet.org/publishing/inspec/ (accessed March 17, 2011)

Journal of Physical and Chemical Reference Data (NIST) (section 3.1b) $$ http://jpcrd.aip.org (accessed February 9, 2011)

Kaye and Laby. Table of Physical and Chemical Constants (section 3.1a) http://www.kayelaby.npl.co.uk/ (accessed March 13, 2011

Kirk-Othmer Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology (section 2.1) $$ http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/book/10.1002/0471238961 (accessed March 13, 2011) Info: http://www.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-0471484962.html (accessed March 13, 2011

Knovel Critical Tables (section 3.1a); requires registration http://www.knovel.com/knovel2/Toc.jsp?BookID=761 (accessed February 9, 2011)

KnowItAllU/ Sadtler Spectra collections (section 3.2a) $$ http://www.knowitallu.com/ (accessed May 6, 2011) Info: http://www.lib.utexas.edu/chem/info/sadtler.html (accessed March 17, 2011) Software (free): KnowItAll Academic Edition http://www.knowitall.com/academic/welcome.asp (accessed March 17, 2011) IQ Academic Spectral Database http://www.knowitall.com/academic/IQ_database/default.asp (accessed May 6, 2011) $$

Landolt-Börnstein / SpringerMaterials (section 3.1b) $$ Info: http://www.lib.utexas.edu/chem/info/lb.html (accessed March 17, 2011) http://www.springermaterials.com/ (accessed March 17, 2011)

Lange's Handbook of Chemistry (section 3.1a) $$ Info: http://www.mhprofessional.com/product.php?isbn=0071432205 (accessed March 17, 2011)

Library Research in the Sciences (section 1.2a) http://www.lib.unc.edu/instruct/science/ (accessed September 14, 2011)

Marvin Suite (section 2.4b) http://www.chemaxon.com/products/marvin/ (accessed March 13, 2011)

Merck Index (section 3.1a) $$ Info: http://www.merckbooks.com/mindex/ (accessed March 17, 2011)

Merck Index Online (section 2.4b; 3.1a) $$ https://themerckindex.cambridgesoft.com Info: http://www.merckbooks.com/mindex/online.html (accessed April 3, 2011)

NCBI Chemical and Molecular Databases (section 3.1b) http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov (accessed February 9, 2011)

NIST Chemistry WebBook (section 3.1a; 3.2a) http://webbook.nist.gov/chemistry (accessed February 9, 2011)

Organic Syntheses (section 2.4b; 2.4c) http://www.orgsyn.org/ (accessed February 9, 2011)

Patents (section 2.3) –

McLeland, Le-Nhung, ed. What Every Chemist Should Know about Patents. ACS Joint Board–Council Committee on Patents and Related Matters. SubCommittee on Education. 3rd ed. 2002.
https://portal.acs.org/portal/fileFetch/C/WPCP_006903/pdf/WPCP_006903.pdf (accessed February 11, 2011)
CAS Patent Coverage
http://www.cas.org/content/references/patentcoverage (accessed February 27, 2013)
European Patent Office Database (Espacenet)
http://worldwide.espacenet.com/ (accessed May 4, 2011)
United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) database
http://www.uspto.gov/ (accessed February 9, 2011)

Peer Review Education Resource (section 1.2f) http://www.senseaboutscience.net/ (accessed March 11, 2011)

Perry's Chemical Engineers Handbook (section 3.1a) $$ Info: http://www.mhprofessional.com/book.php?isbn=0071422943 (accessed March 17, 2011)

Physical Reference Data (NIST Physics Lab) (section 3.1a) http://www.nist.gov/pml/data/index.cfm (accessed February 9, 2011)

Posters presentations (section 4.1c) –

Creating Effective Poster Presentations, by George Hess, Kathryn Tosney, and Leon Liegel
http://www.ncsu.edu/project/posters (accessed November 4, 2013)
Designing Conference Posters, by C.B. Purrington
http://colinpurrington.com/tips/academic/posterdesign (accessed September 14, 2011)
PosterPresentations.com (research poster PowerPoint templates)
http://www.posterpresentations.com/html/free_poster_templates.html (accessed September 14, 2011)

Properties of Organic Compounds (section 2.4b; 3.2a) $$ http://www.chemnetbase.com/tours/poc/intro.jsf (accessed March 17, 2011)

Prudent practices in the laboratory: Handling and management of chemical hazards, updated version 2011 (section 3.4) http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=12654 (accessed March 30, 2011)

PubMed (section 3.2b) http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/ (accessed February 10, 2011)

Reaxys (section 2.3; 2.4b; 3.1-3.2) $$ https://www.reaxys.com/ Info: http://www.reaxys.com/info/about_overview (accessed February 10, 2011)

Reference manager software (section 4.1b) –

EndNote $$
http://www.endnote.com (accessed April 9, 2011)
EndNote Web $$
http://www.endnote.com/enwebinfo.asp (accessed March 17, 2011); included in Web of Science
http://wokinfo.com/products_tools/bibliographic/enw/ (accessed March 17, 2011)
Mendeley
http://www.mendeley.com/ (accessed April 9, 2011)
RefWorks $$
http://www.refworks.com/ (accessed March 17, 2011)
Zotero (use with FireFox browser)
http://www.zotero.org/ (accessed March 17, 2011)

Sadtler Spectra collections (section 3.2a) $$ Info: http://www.lib.utexas.edu/chem/info/sadtler.html (accessed March 17, 2011)

Safety in Academic Chemistry Laboratories, Volume 1: Accident Prevention for College and University Students. ACS Joint Board, Council Committee on Chemical Safety. 7th ed. 2003 (section 3.4) http://portal.acs.org/portal/PublicWebSite/about/governance/committees/chemicalsafety/publications/WPCP_012294 (accessed March 13, 2011)

Sax’s Dangerous Properties of Industrial Chemicals (section 3.4) $$ http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/mrw/advanced/search?doi=10.1002/0471701343 (accessed April 9, 2011) Info: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/book/10.1002/0471701343 (accessed March 17, 2011) Info: print http://www.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-0471476625.html (accessed March 17, 2011)

Science Citation Index / Web of Science (section 2.2b) $$ Info: http://thomsonreuters.com/products_services/science/science_products/a-z/web_of_science/ (accessed February 10, 2011) Info: print (accessed March 17, 2011) http://thomsonreuters.com/products_services/science/science_products/a-z/science_citation_index/

SciFinder, web version / Chemical Abstracts (section 2.2a; 2.3; 2.4b-c; 3.1b-3.2) $$ https://scifinder.cas.org/ (accessed April 9, 2011)

Info (section2.2a): http://www.cas.org/products/scifinder (accessed February 27, 2013)
Info (section2.2a): http://www.lib.utexas.edu/chem/info/ca.html (accessed March 17, 2011)

SciFinder Content (section 2.2a) http://www.cas.org/products/scifinder/content (accessed February 27, 2013)

Scopus (section 3.2b) $$ http://www.scopus.com/home.url (accessed September 14, 2011) Info: http://www.info.sciverse.com/scopus/ (accessed September 14, 2011)

Sigma-Aldrich Catalog (section 3.2a; 3.4) http://www.sigmaaldrich.com/ (accessed February 9, 2011)

Sigma Aldrich Library of Chemical Safety Data. 1988 (section 3.4) $$ Info: print http://www.sigmaaldrich.com/catalog/search/ProductDetail/ALDRICH/Z160008?lang=en_US (accessed March 17, 2011)

Spectral Database for Organic Compounds (SDBS) (section 3.2a) http://riodb01.ibase.aist.go.jp/sdbs/cgi-bin/cre_index.cgi?lang=eng (English version) (accessed February 9, 2011)

Springer Materials / Landolt-Börnstein (section 3.1b) $$ http://www.springermaterials.com (accessed March 17, 2011) Info: print http://www.lib.utexas.edu/chem/info/lb.html (accessed March 17, 2011)

TOXNET (National Library of Medicine) (section 3.4) http://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov/ (accessed March 13, 2011)

Ullmann’s Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry (section 2.1) $$ Info: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/book/10.1002/14356007 (accessed March 17, 2011) Info: print http://www.wiley.com/WileyCDA/Section/id-407379.html (accessed March 17, 2011) Info: print http://www.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-3527329439.html (accessed March 17, 2011)

University of Vermont SIRI MSDS Collection (section 3.4) http://siri.org/msds/ or http://hazard.com/msds/

Using SpringerMaterials to Locate Your Landolt-Börnstein Volume and Chapter, by Teri Vogel. 2011 (section 3.1b) http://www.xcitr.org/node/120 (accessed March 14, 2011)

Web of Science / Science Citation Index (section 3.2b) $$ http://isiknowledge.com/wos (accessed April 9, 2011) Info: http://thomsonreuters.com/products_services/science/science_products/a-z/web_of_science/ (accessed February 10, 2011)

Writing (section 4.1a) –

ACS Style Guide, Chapter 1: Writing a Scientific Paper. 2nd ed. 1997
http://web.archive.org/web/20130207215350/http://www.oup.com/us/samplechapters/0841234620/?view=usa (accessed November 4, 2013)
ACS Style Guide, Chapter 14: References. 3rd ed. 2006 (also section 1.2)
http://pubs.acs.org/userimages/ContentEditor/1246030496632/chapter14.pdf (accessed February 9, 2011); http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/bk-2006-STYG.ch014 (accessed March 12, 2013)
ACS Style Guide: Effective Communication of Scientific Information. 3rd ed. 2006
http://pubs.acs.org/isbn/9780841239999 ; online access may require ACS ChemWorx registration; Print edition $$ (accessed March 27, 2013)
Info: print http://pubs.acs.org/page/books/styleguide/index.html (accessed March 17, 2011)
The Craft of Scientific Writing, by Michael Alley. 3rd ed. 1996 $$
Info: print http://www.springer.com/new+%26+forthcoming+titles+%28default%29/book/978-0-387-94766-2 (accessed March 17, 2011)
How to Write and Publish a Scientific Paper, by Robert A. Day (various editions) $$
Info: print http://www.abc-clio.com/product.aspx?id=2147494076 (accessed March 17, 2011)
Information for Authors. American Chemical Society. Author and Resource Reviewer Center
http://pubs.acs.org/page/books/submission/authors/index.html (accessed February 9, 2011)
On Writing Well: An Informal Guide to Writing Nonfiction, by William Zinsser (various editions) $$
Info: print http://www.harpercollins.com/books/On-Writing-Well-30th-Anniversary-Edition-William-Zinsser?isbn=9780060891541&HCHP=TB_On+Writing+Well,+30th+Anniversary+Edition (accessed March 17, 2011)
Style: Lessons in Clarity and Grace, by Joseph M. Williams and Gregory G. Colomb. 10th ed. 2010 $$
Info: print http://www.pearsonhighered.com/educator/product/Style-Lessons-in-Clarity-and-Grace-10E/9780205747467.page (accessed March 17, 2011)
Writing Guidelines for Engineering and Science Students
http://www.writing.engr.psu.edu (accessed February 9, 2011)
Writing Scientific Manuscripts: A Guide for Undergraduates
http://www.ptei.org/docs/Guide_to_Science_Writing.pdf (accessed March 12, 2013)