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Subject: Chemistry

CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics

Reference source with chemical data and physical property information for inorganic and organic compounds. A good first place to check for commonly needed data, as well as units and conversion factors, and health and safety information.

American Chemical Society

Full text access to journals published by the American Chemical Society. Search for a specific article or within a specific journal.

InCites Essential Science Indicators

You will need to first create a Web of Science personal account to access A citation-based evaluation tool to analyze institutional productivity and benchmark output against peers and aspirational peers across the country and world.

Merck Index Online

Reference source for chemical, drug, and biological product information. Search by substance name, CAS Registry Number, properties, use, or manufacturer.

Scifinder Scholar

First time Scifinder Web users: Register for a web account (use your Claremont Colleges email while on campus) . Search scholarly citations, properties, patents, and other chemical information in chemistry and related fields through Chemical Abstracts. SciFinder use is limited to Claremont Colleges students, faculty, and staff for educational purposes.

Kirk-Othmer Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology

Reference source with articles about chemical engineering technology, and an acronym finder. Useful for finding background information on applied chemical topics, including properties, manufacturing, and uses.


Go-to source of articles in biomedicine, biochemistry, and related medical fields. Search Medline, life science journals, and online books through the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI). Many search results link to full-text articles in journals through library subscriptions.


Citations and some full-text scholarly research articles, books, monographs, reports, statistics online. Multi-disciplinary, 1988-present.

Annual Reviews

Critical reviews of primary research literature written by leading scientists in Biomedical, Life, Physical, and Social Sciences.


Scholarly citations for articles and monographs on toxicology, 1992 – present.