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Chemistry Internet Resources

Melissa Cookson

This page contains links to web sites outside of Tarleton.

The links are provided as a convenience for research.

Tarleton has no control over, and is not responsible for the content found on external sites.

Please contact the subject-specialist librarian if you have research questions, would like library instruction, or have material purchase requests.

Melissa Cookson
Cataloging Department - Office 109J
phone: 254-968-9339

Help is also available by using the Ask a Librarian page, emailing, calling (254) 968-9249, or coming into the library.

Chemistry Subcategories:


American Chemical Society - Includes information about careers and jobs, Chemical Abstracts, education, chemical headlines and more from the Society.

NIST Chemistry Portal - NIST has long been developing and compiling benchmark data for the properties of important substances, classes of substances and systems. Its data collections, data prediction methods and models meet high priority industrial and national needs. The following list of databases contributes to U.S. industry's productivity and competitiveness and improves public health, safety and environmental quality.

Nobel Prize in Chemistry Winners - From 1901 to current, this site lists the winners and the work for which they received the Nobel. Click on the winner's name to access more information about their work, as well as award ceremony speeches.

Sheffield ChemDex – The directory of chemistry on the www since 1993.

SIRCh – Selected Internet Resources for Chemistry - Lists chemistry links by topic and is nearly comprehensive in its coverage.

Virtual Chemistry - Award winning website that allows you to mix chemicals virtually.

WebElements Periodic Table - Aims to be a high quality source of chemistry information on the WWW relating to the periodic table. Coverage is such that professional scientists and students at school interested in chemistry and other sciences will all find something useful.

Where to Find Material Safety Data Sheets on the Internet - A Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) is designed to provide both workers and emergency personnel with the proper procedures for handling or working with a particular substance. MSDS's include information such as physical data (melting point, boiling point, flash point, etc.), toxicity, health effects, first aid, reactivity, storage, disposal, protective equipment, and spill/leak procedures. These are of particular use if a spill or other accident occurs.

Biological and medicinal

DrugBank - This site combines detailed drug (i.e. chemical, pharmacological, and pharmaceutical) data with comprehensive drug target (i.e. sequence, structure, and pathway) information.

Jena Library of Biological Macromolecules - This site, from the Leibniz Institute for Age Research and the Fritz Lipmann Institute, provides access to graphical structural information on biological macromolecules, including proteins, DNA, RNA, and carbohydrates.

UCMP Glossary: Biochemistry - This brief glossary from the University of California Museum of Paleontology covers alginate to sugar.


U.S. Environmental Protection Agency – Stay informed about the environment.


Resources for teaching Geochemistry – From Carlton College.


DMOZ Open Directory of Inorganic Chemistry - Huge set of links for inorganic chemistry.


DMOZ Open Directory for Organic Chemistry - Large set of links for organic chemistry

Not Voodoo X – From the University of Rochester. Demystifies synthetic organic laboratory technique.

Organic Chemistry Resources Worldwide - Organic Chemistry Resources Worldwide is focused on synthetic organic chemists involved in academic or industrial research. Includes synthesis preparation, experimental setup and purification, structure confirmation, and reporting and communication (including jobs and activities for chemists).


U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Searchable database.


Physical Reference Data - Another site from NIST. There are several online databases listed on this page in the areas of physical constants, atomic and molecular spectroscopic data, and x-ray and gamma-ray data, including Fundamental Physical Constants, which gives values of the basic constants and conversion factors of physics and chemistry, including atomic mass constant, classical electron radius, and Wien displacement law constant.