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Analytical Chemistry

Compiled by Ivan Kassal

This guide focuses on analytical chemistry resources at Swain Library and on the Internet, with the exception of spectroscopic techniques. For spectral resources, refer to Swain’s Spectral Information Subject Guide. For additional chemistry resources, please see the Swain Library home page.


Library Catalogs


Search SearchWorks, Stanford’s Library Catalog, for the most up-to-date information to determine if the Stanford Libraries own a print or electronic journal. Catalog records have a hot link in them.

Abstracts and Indexes

Increasingly, databases such as CAS and SciSearch provide full-text links to journal sources. However, because experimental procedures are not always indexed in databases, consider searching the full-text of key journal publishers to see an article that contains needed information. See section on Electronic Journals for resources you can use to identify publishers.


Encyclopedias and Major Reference Works

Handbooks and Data

  • Analytical Chemistry Handbook. Swain Reference QD78 .D43 1995
  • Analytical Instrumentation Handbook. Swain Reference QD79 .I5 A49 1997
  • Annual Book of ASTM Standards. Location: Engineering Reference
  • Chemical Technicians’ Ready Reference Handbook. Swain Reference QD61 .S58 1996
  • ChemNetBase (CRC Handbook of Chemistry & Physics, Combined Chemical Dictionaries, Properties of Organic Compounds, Properties of Polymers). Includes key properties and literature references for chemical substances.
  • Codex Alimentarius. Contains standards and methods of analysis for food.
  • CRC Handbook of Basic Tables for Chemical Analysis. Swain Reference QD78 .B78 2003
  • CRC Handbook of Chemistry & Physics
  • CRC Handbook of Chromatography. Swain Reference QD117 .C5 Z94
  • CRC Handbook of Ion Selective Electrodes: Selectivity Coefficients. Swain Reference QD572 .I66 C73 1990
  • CRC Handbook of Organic Analytical Reagents. Swain Reference QD77 .C73 1982
  • CRC Handbook of Tables for Organic Compound Identification. Swain Reference QD291 .R28 1967
  • CRC Handbook Series in Inorganic Electrochemistry. Swain Reference QD557 .M44 F
  • EPA Test Method Collections
  • Handbook of Analytical Techniques. Swain Reference QD78 .H36 2001
  • Handbook of Chemical and Biological Sensors. Swain TP159 .C46 H36 1996
  • Instrumentation Reference Book. Engineering Library Reference QC53 .I574 1995
  • Lange’s Handbook of Chemistry
  • Material Safety Data Sheets. Limited to Stanford users.
  • The Measurement, Instrumentation and Sensors Handbook (pdf)
  • NIST Chemistry WebBook
  • NIST Data Gateway
  • Official Methods of Analysis of the AOAC. Swain Reference S587 .A7. Online search (full-text is not available online)
  • Properties of Aqueous Solutions of Electrolytes. Swain Reference QD565 .P76 1992
  • Reagent Chemicals. Click on Login for paid users.
  • More Handbooks …

Spectral Resources

For general spectral resources, refer to Swain’s Spectral Information Subject Guide. For spectral resources related to polymer chemistry, consult the Polymer Subject Guide.

Selected Web Guides


Conferences and Seminars



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