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Recommended databases and resources for Advanced Chemistry and AP Chemistry students.
Last Updated: Mar 14, 2016 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates
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Databases for Science Research

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    Scholarly articles and books. Begin search in Advanced Search.
  • Expanded Academic (Gale)  
    Select Advanced Search to locate journals, magazines, and newspapers on various science topics.
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library  
    Select e-book that matches your science field.
  • General Science Collection (Gale)  
    Select Advanced Search to locate journals, magazines, and newspapers on various science topics.
  • Salem Science
    E-books on environmental science, forensics, health, and applied science.
  • Salem History  
    E-books featuring great events and biographies of famous (and infamous) individuals provide helpful resources for many subject areas including science and mathematics.
  • The Physics Teacher  
    Search peer-reviewed journals for physics experiments and physics research. Begin by signing in (in top tool bar) in order to find full-text articles.
  • Britannica Image Quest
    Rights-cleared images for science topics. Citation icon on image allows selection of APA citation.

Websites for Scholarly Articles

 PubMed provides citations and links to full-text content for biomedical literature, life science journals, and online books. provides free access to science journals and information from Department of Energy and global resources.


PLOS provides Open Access publishing of peer-reviewed journals.


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Chemistry Books

Search Follett e-shelf for Chemistry books as well as the online catalog for print resources. Gale Virtual Reference Library also provides science e-books.

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Chemical Demonstrations - Bassam Z. Shakhashiri
Call Number: 540 SHA
ISBN: 0299088901
Publication Date: 1983
Provides detailed instructions and background information for using chemical demonstrations in the classroom

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Handbook of Chemistry and Physics - David R. Lide
Call Number: REF 540 CRC
ISBN: 0849304830
Publication Date: 2002
Scientific reference data, including basic constants, units, and conversion factors; symbols and terminology.

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Magick, Mayhem, and Mavericks: The Spirited History of Physical Chemistry - Cathy Cobb
Call Number: 541 COB
ISBN: 157392976X
Publication Date: 2002
Chronicles the history of physical chemistry, tracing the development of several scientific concepts and examining the people behind them, from the medieval days of "magick" to the modern study of nanotechnology.

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McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science and Technology - Elizabeth Geller; McGraw-Hill Staff
Call Number: REF 502 MCG
ISBN: 0079136656
Publication Date: 2002
Articles on science and engineering, including scientist biographies.


Google Scholar for Scholarly Journals

Increase results to full text articles by adding   filename: pdf   with your search terms.  Use quotations to create a bond phrase. Example:

chemistry and "water filtration" filename: pdf

Google Scholar

Science Videos on the Web

  • MIT Video Website
    MIT science presentations, editorial videos, event recordings, academic content and more are featured.
    Conference presentations that share innovation in all fields.
  • Crash Course Chemistry Videos
    Crash Course Chemistry presents big ideas of chemistry in fun and engaging ways.

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