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Chemistry Resources

Recommended Resources

In addition to the research resources listed below, Mount Union offers a number of recommended resources that will have additional information in your field of study.

Chemistry Research Databases

ACS  Publications

ACS Publications is dedicated to helping researchers advance scientific excellence to solve global challenges through journals, eBooks, scientific programs, and the newsmagazine Chemical & Engineering News.

ACS Style Guide


ACToR is the EPA's online warehouse of all publicly available chemical toxicity data and can be used to find all publicly available data about potential chemical risks to human health and the environment. ACToR aggregates data from over 500 public sources on over 500,000 environmental chemicals searchable by chemical name, other identifiers, and by chemical structure.

Annual Reviews 

Coverage includes biochemistry, genetics, immunology, medicine, neuroscience, nutrition, physiology, public health. Full text from 1996 to the present is available (tables of contents only from 1984 to 1995).

BIOSIS Previews®

An expansive index to life sciences and biomedical research from journals, meetings, books, and patents. The database covers pre-clinical and experimental research, methods and instrumentation, animal studies, and more.

Chemical and Engineering News

There are three free articles/month on this website. At Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN), we’re committed to keeping you up to date with the chemistry news that matters most. Our reporters and editors track important research advances, business and policy trends, chemical safety practices, career guidance, and more.

We are the world's most comprehensive and authoritative news source about chemistry and related fields. Our journalists are based in Europe, the U.S., and Asia, and chemists recognize us for our breaking-news coverage and award-winning features. 

C&EN has been published by the American Chemical Society since 1923. Our beloved weekly print magazine is still going strong. And you can now get our chemistry news anytime, anywhere.

CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics

The Handbook of Chemistry and Physics is one of the most important data reference books used by scientists worldwide for over a hundred years.


Environmental Protection Agency is a comprehensive resource for all topics relevant to the environment.

Food Science Source

Food Science Source™ is an extensive full-text database designed to support the informational needs of the food industry at all levels. This collection offers unmatched full-text coverage of information relevant to many areas that are integral to the food industry. This database offers cover-to-cover full-text coverage for more than 1,400 publications, including journals, monographs, magazines, and trade publications, all directly dealing with food industry-related issues. More than 1,000 key food industry and market reports are available.

National Science Foundation

NSF is the only federal agency whose mission includes support for all fields of fundamental science and engineering, except for medical sciences. We are tasked with keeping the United States at the leading edge of discovery in areas from astronomy to geology to zoology. So, in addition to funding research in the traditional academic areas, the agency also supports "high-risk, high pay-off" ideas, novel collaborations and numerous projects that may seem like science fiction today, but which the public will take for granted tomorrow. And in every case, we ensure that research is fully integrated with education so that today's revolutionary work will also be training tomorrow's top scientists and engineers.


This sources includes databases from the National Center for Biotechnology Information consisting of Compound, Substance, and BioAssay. is a gateway to U.S. government science information. The portal offers free access to research and development (R&D) results and scientific and technical information from scientific organizations across 13 federal agencies.

Science Reference Center            

Designed to meet every student researcher's needs, Science Reference Center contains full text for hundreds of science magazines, journals, encyclopedias, reference books and a vast collection of images. 

SciFinder Scholar

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SciFinder, produced by Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS), is the most comprehensive database for the chemical literature, searchable by topic, author, substances by name or CAS Registry Number, OR use the editor to draw chemical structures, substructures, or reactions. It's a core research tool for chemistry, biochemistry, chemical engineering, materials science, nanotechnology, physics, environmental science and other science and engineering disciplines.

  • 48 million references from thousands of journals and patents, as well as technical reports, books, conference proceedings, and dissertations.
  • Continuous coverage back to 1907, with selected coverage before that.
  • SciFinder also includes the Medline database of 25 million references to the biomedical literature (you can eliminate the duplicate Medline references).


  • 143 million organic and inorganic substances, many with associated experimental and predicted property data.
  • Substances can be searched by name, CAS Registry Number, or through a structure or substructure search using the editor.


  • 105 million chemical reactions, from 1840 to date. Many with yield data, detailed reaction conditions, and experimental procedures.
  • Reactions can be drawn in the structure editor and searched, or retrieved from a substance record from the CAS Registry.

Chemical Suppliers

  • Commercially available chemicals, drawn from hundreds of supplier catalogs, with information on pricing and availability.
  • In Preferences, you can select preferred suppliers to always see results from them first.

Chemical Regulations and Markush Representations

  • Regulatory information on 389,000 chemical substances, from 150 regulatory inventories and lists.
  • 2 million searchable Markush representations from 500,000 patents

SciTech Connect

This source includes energy citations and an information bridge. Full-text technical reports from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Scientific and Technical Information are available.

This source includes 61 databases or portals from 56 countries and international organizations. is the U.S. contribution to this international database.