Use these selected databases to find articles on your topic.
Use these selected sources to find background information on your topic.
The resources below are online encyclopedias that have information across disciplines:
Call Number: QD251.B4 V.1
Finding Information in Beilstein:
For most practical purposes there are three main ways of searching:
1.) Direct search of the volumes using the rules of the Beilstein system as explained in the Beilstein Guide [QD251.B43W44 1976 Reference Room].
2.) Indirect search using the various indexes. In most cases the simplest procedure is to use the Molecular Formula Index.
3.) Direct search using the reference number (volume + page number) for the compound as found in the Sigma-Aldrich Catalog [TP202.A38 Reference Desk] or in other sources. In many cases this is the simplest and fastest way to access Beilstein's information on a given compound. If a compound is not found in the Aldrich Catalog one can often find a similar compound (similar structural formula) in the catalog and in many cases the required compound will be found near that one in Beilstein.
Call Number: REF QD1 .A51
More information on how to use Chemical Abstracts can be found in the PDF below:
Call Number: QD257.7.H36 1989 V.1
Publication Date: 1989-02-01
Entries include names and a short list of synonyms, CAS Numbers, formulae, structural representations, references to the compound in the print Beilstein Handbuch or the Merck Index, melting point or boiling point, density (when applicable), solubilities, and spectral peaks for mass spectra, infrared spectra, Raman spectra, and proton NMR. The source includes name, CAS Number, and formula indices.
Call Number: RS51 .M4 2013
Publication Date: 2013-04-30
The Merck Index is the definitive reference work for scientists and professionals looking for authoritative information on chemicals, drugs and biologicals. The Merck Index contains over 10,000 monographs with information relating to compounds of significance in research, commerce and environmental impact.
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The links below point to brief informational guides for creating accurate citations. For more complete information, consult the original books at the library (see call numbers below) or contact a librarian.
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