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Inorganic Chemistry

Compiled by David Gingell

This guide focuses on inorganic chemistry resources. For additional chemistry resources, please see the Swain Library home page.


Library Catalogs

See also: E-Books. The National Academy Press has the full-text of more than 1,800 books online.

Abstracts and Indexes





Encyclopedias and Major Reference Works

Guides to Resources

Educational Resources

Electronic Journals

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. Search tip: to retrieve only e-journals, add “http” as a keyword to your search.

Top 10 Inorganic and Organometallic Journals from Web of Science:

  • Inorganic Chemistry (online only)
  • Organometallics
  • Dalton Transactions
  • Journal of Organometallic Chemistry
  • Inorganica Chimica Acta
  • Tetrahedron-Asymmetry
  • Journal of Solid State Chemistry
  • Polyhedron
  • Zeitschrift für Anorganische und Allgemeine Chemie
  • European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry

Books and Monographic Series

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Handbooks and Data


  • Inorganic crystal structure database (Stanford users only)
  • Structure reports. A, Metals and inorganic sections. Branner Library QD901 .S79 30-35, 1965-70; 37-58, 1971-93
  • TYPIX. Standardized data and crystal chemical characterization of inorganic structure types. Swain Reference QD151 .G52

Nomenclature, Chemical Names, & Tradenames

  • Glossary of terms used in bioinorganic chemistry : IUPAC
  • Inorganic chemical nomenclature: principles and practice. B. Peter Block, Warren H. Powell, W. Conard Fernelius. Swain Ref QD149 .B59 1990
  • Nomenclature of inorganic chemistry. II, Recommendations 2000. Issued by the Commission on the Nomenclature of Inorganic Chemistry, and edited by McCleverty and Connelly. (3rd ed.) Swain Ref. QD149 .N66 2001
  • IUPAC inorganic chemical nomenclature
  • Chemical Acronyms Database
  • Chemical Products Desk Reference. Swain Ref TP9.A84 1990
  • Chemical Tradename Dictionary. Swain Ref TP9.A73 1993
  • Dictionary of Chemical Names and Synonyms. Swain Ref TP9.H65 1992
  • Gardener’s Chemical Synonyms and Trade Names, 9th edition. Swain Ref TP9.G286 1987
  • Encyclopedia of Chemical Trademarks and Synonyms. 3 vols. Swain Ref TP9.B4 1981
  • Industrial Chemical Thesaurus, 2nd edition. 2 vols. Swain Ref Z695.1.C5I52 1992

Spectral Resources

  • 13C NMR Spectroscopy. Swain QD96 .N8 B7313 1984
  • Gmelin handbook of inorganic and organometallic chemistry (8th ed.). Client/server access through Crossfire
  • Infrared Spectra of Inorganic Compounds (3800 -45 cm-1). Swain Ref. QD117.C5 I56 1987 V.1
  • Sadtler High-Resolution Spectra of Inorganics and Related Compounds (1980). Swain Ref QC463.P5I53
  • More Spectral Resources…

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