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Course Pages

Chemistry 134

Selected Library Resources

Library Lecture | Swain Library | Catalogs | Databases | Journals | Directories | Dictionaries | Handbooks | Encyclopedias | Style Guides | Internet Use | Web Guides

Library Handout

Spring 2009 Library Handout

Library Lecture

Chemistry 134 Library Lecture 2009 (pdf)

Swain Library

Swain Library Home Page
Floorplan of the Swain Library

Library Catalogs

Socrates: Stanford’s Online Catalog


Chemical Abstracts Online via SciFinder Scholar
SciFinder Scholar Support Information
The Sections of Chemical Abstracts
SciFinder Scholar — “How To” Guides
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.
Web of Science (SciSearch)


Socrates: Stanford’s Online Catalog (searches journal titles, not journal articles)
e-Journals at Stanford University
All that JAS: Journal Abbreviation Sources
JCR: Journal Citation Reports via ISI Web of Knowledge (ranks prestige of journals)


ACS Directory of Graduate Research
Organizations for Chemists and Chemical Engineers


Dictionary of Analytical Chemistry (English, French, German, Polish, and Russian) / edited by Grazyna Maludzinska. Amsterdam ; New York : Elsevier, 1990. 391 p.
Location: Swain Reference QD71.5 .D53 1990
A Dictionary of Chromatography / R.C. Denney. [2nd ed.] New York : Wiley, 1982. 229 p.
Location: Swain Reference QD79.C4 D46 1982


Analytical Chemistry Handbook / John A. Dean. New York : McGraw-Hill, c1995. 1152 p.
Location: Swain Reference QD78 .D43 1995
Analytical Instrumentation Handbook / edited by Galen Wood Ewing. 2nd ed., rev. and expanded. New York : M. Dekker, c1997. 1453 p.
Location: Swain Reference QD79 .I5 A49 1997
Chemical Technicians’ Ready Reference Handbook / Gershon J. Shugar, Jack T. Ballinger ; consulting editor, Linda M. Dawkins. 4th ed. New York : McGraw-Hill, c1996.
Location: 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.
CRC Handbook of Chemistry & Physics
Codex Alimentarius
Contains standards and methods of analysis for food.
Handbook of Analytical Techniques / edited by Helmut Günzler and Alex Williams. Weinheim ; New York : Wiley-VCH, c2001. 2 v. (1182 p.)
Location: Swain Reference QD78 .H36 2001
Knovel e-Books Pkg.
Lange’s Handbook of Chemistry IN Knovel e-Books Pkg


Britannica Online (Subscriber version)
Encyclopedia of Analytical Instrumentation
Encyclopedia of Analytical Chemistry : Applications, Theory, and Instrumentation / edited by R.A. Meyers.Chichester ; New York : Wiley, c2000. 15 v.
Location: Swain Reference QD71.5 .E52 2000
Encyclopedia of Analytical Science / editor-in-chief, Alan Townshend. London ; San Diego : Academic Press, 1995. 10 v.
Location: Swain Reference QD71.5 .E53 1995
Encyclopedia of Chromatography / edited by Jack Cazes. New York : Marcel Dekker, c2001. 927 p.
Location: Swain Reference QD79 .C4 E63 2001
Encyclopedia of Chemical Physics and Physical Chemistry
Kirk-Othmer Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology
Ullmann’s Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry
More Encyclopedias …

Style Guides and Writing Guidelines

The ACS Style Guide, 2nd Edition, 1997
Location: Swain Permanent Reserve QD8.5 .A25 1997
AIP Style Manual, 4th Edition, 1990
RefWorks: Web Based Program for Managing Your Bibliographic References
Stanford has a site license for this product. It is available for free to all Stanford students, faculty, and staff. For more info, see the RefWorks Tutorial ( or the library’s Bibliographic Management Software page (
Writing Guidelines for Engineering and Science Students (Virginia Tech, Illinois, Texas, Georgia Tech)

Using the Internet

Workshop on Internet Search Engines, Directories, and Portals (Winter 2002)
Grokker at Stanford (Graphical Search Interface to Web & Socrates)

Web Guides: Selected Analytical Chemistry Sites

Resources for Chemists and Chemical Engineers at Stanford University

Analytical Chemistry Resources (Chemical Institute of Canada)
Analytical Chemistry Springboard (Knut Irgum, Umea Univ.)
Analytical Chemistry Subject Guide (Univ Florida)
Analytical Sciences Digital Library
ChemDex (Univ. Sheffield, UK)
Chemistry Hypermedia Project: Online Resources for Students, Educators, and Scientists (Virginia Tech.)
Links for Chemists: Analytical Chemistry section (WWW Virtual Library)
SamplePrep Web: Analytical Chemistry Related Internet Sites (Duquesne Univ., PA)
Selected Internet Resources for Chemistry: Analytical Chemistry (Constitutional Chemistry) (Indiana Univ.)
WebAnalytes: Analytical Chemistry Web Resources (G. Moges, an Analytical Chemist)

Last modified: November 12, 2009

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