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Library resources for Chemistry students

Getting Started

EBSCOhost Database Search

Research databases
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  • Academic Search Complete
  • Business Source Complete
  • ERIC
  • PsycINFO

Google Scholar Search

Google Scholar Search

WorldCat Discovery

WorldCat Discovery helps patrons easily find and get resources available at your library and in libraries worldwide through a single search of WorldCat and familiar, authoritative e-content collections.TIU WorldCat Discovery will show us resources in our library collection, i-Share collection, and then WorldCat library collections. WorldShare requests can be easily placed as well. Access is possible for both on and off campus. TIU credentials are required to place a WorldShare request.

Request an Article

1. When requesting from a database, look for "Request this item through WorldShare" button  to click. After getting authenticated, the article information will be filled automatically. For more information, view here.

2. When creating a request manually, look for WorldShare account link on the library homepage:

Click the "Create request" button:

Choose "scan" option for article request:

Fill in the article information and submit the request:

Books and eBooks

Featured Chemistry Titles

Check out some of our more recent additions to the Rolfing Library Collection!

OER Chemistry Textbooks

Open Educational Resource(s) refers to educational resources including textbooks and supplementary materials that are either in the public domain or under a license that allow them to be freely used, modified, or shared with others.

  • Beginning Chemistry: This text introductory chemistry text is aimed for a single semester or quarter beginning experience to the field. The textmaps survey some of the basic topics of chemistry. This survey should give student enough knowledge to appreciate the impact of chemistry in everyday life and, if necessary, prepare student for additional instruction in chemistry.
  • Chemistry and Global Awareness: Chemistry is all around us "from the air we breathe to the food we eat" to the items at the supermarket that say “no chemicals added”. In fact, it is impossible to create something without using chemistry because chemistry consists of all matter. It allows us to answer questions as simple as why a candle goes out when a glass is placed over it to more complex questions such as does a candle actually burn in zero gravity? Chemistry is the study of matter and the changes it undergoes such as ice changing from the solid to liquid to gas phase. People have used it for things such as creating metal from an ore, dying fabric and making cheese. Chemistry deals with different substances and how they can interact with each other to create a product.
  • Organic Chemistry: Organic Chemistry research involves the synthesis of organic molecules and the study of their reaction paths, interactions, and applications. Advanced interests include diverse topics such as the development of new synthetic methods for the assembly of complex organic molecules and polymeric materials, organometallic catalysis, organocatalysis, the synthesis of natural and non-natural products with unique biological and physical properties, structure and mechanistic analysis, natural product biosynthesis, theoretical chemistry and molecular modeling, diversity-oriented synthesis, and carbohydrate synthesis.
  • Organic Chemistry Laboratory Techniques: In this resource you will find theory and procedures on the main organic lab techniques (chromatography, crystallization, extraction, distillation) as well as general concepts on how to set up and heat apparatuses (see the Table of Contents tab for a more complete listing of topics).

Reference Books

E-Reference Resources

  • ChEBI (Chemical Entities of Biological Interest): Freely available dictionary of molecular entities focused on ‘small’ chemical entities.
  • Dictionary of Organic Compounds: Chapman & Hall Chemical Dictionaries allow you to search an extensive database of chemical compounds by name, physical property, structure and more.
  • nmrshiftdb2: nmrshiftdb2 is a NMR database (web database) for organic structures and their nuclear magnetic resonance (nmr) spectra. It allows for spectrum prediction (13C, 1H and other nuclei) as well as for searching spectra, structures and other properties. The nmrshiftdb2 software is open source, the data is published under an open content license. The core of nmrshitdb2 are fully assigned spectra with raw data and peak lists.
  • UniChem: Efficiently produces cross-references between chemical structure identifiers from different databases.

Finding Articles

Chemistry Databases

These databases will be most helpful for Chemistry research. Journal articles and essays (book chapters) can be found searching these.

For a complete list of our databases, click here.

Other Helpful Databases

Additional Resources

Chemical Societies and Organizations



Citation and Formatting

AMA Style

AMA is the style of the American Medical Association and is published as the AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors. A copy may be found in the library at R119 .A533 2007. AMA style is followed primarily by Biology, Chemistry and Health Science majors at Trinity College.

A quick citation guide may be found on the Purdue Owl.