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Resources at Watson Library

Watson Library has a variety of books and eBooks on Chemistry and related topics. The books listed below are a sampling of what we have available in the library - to find more, check our library catalog, or contact us for help!

Resources On The Web

  • American Chemical Society
    One of the world’s largest scientific organizations with more than 173,000 individuals in their global community across 140 countries with a mission to advance the broader chemistry enterprise and its practitioners for the benefit of Earth and all its people.
  • ChemSpider
    A freely accessible online database of chemicals owned by the Royal Society of Chemistry. It contains information on more than 100 million molecules from over 270 data sources, each of them receiving a unique identifier called ChemSpider Identifier.
  • PubChem
    A database of chemical molecules and their activities against biological assays. The system is maintained by the National Center for Biotechnology Information, a component of the National Library of Medicine, which is part of the United States National Institutes of Health.
  • PhET Interactive Simulations
    A non-profit open educational resource project that creates and hosts explorable explanations.

Credo Reference

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Credo Reference is our scholarly alternative to Wikipedia. It allows you to search hundreds of reference books on a wide variety of subjects. Use this search box to browse Chemistry related topics from titles including: 


Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary
Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary is a compilation of technical data and descriptive information covering thousands of chemicals and chemical phenomena, trade name products, processes.
Wiley 2016


Science Encyclopedia: Encyclopedia of Chemistry
Encyclopedia of Chemistry, Revised Edition is the definitive reference to this vast subject area. Hundreds of chemistry-related entries, thought-provoking essays, leading discoveries, and biographies of notable…
Facts On File 2016


50 Chemistry Ideas You Really Need to Know
50 Chemistry Ideas You Really Need to Know is an engaging guide to the world of chemistry. From the molecules that kick-started life itself to nanotechnology, chemistry offers some fascinating insights into…
Quercus 2015

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