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Gail Morton is the Chemistry Subject Librarian.  She provides tailored research support for all Chemistry majors and minors.  See contact information to the right.

If you're using MLA, APA or Chicago style, check out the guide from OWL at Purdue for help formatting your citations. You can also bring your reference list to the Ask Jack desk, and a librarian will provide citation assistance.

College of Liberal Arts, Department of Chemistry home page

Chemistry Databases


GALILEO Discovery is an “online library portal to authoritative, subscription-only information that isn’t available through free search engines or Web directories.” Discovery also provides an advanced search option so that the user is able to access multiple databases with a variety of disciplines in one place.

American Chemical Society Journals
Access the full content of all American Chemical Society journals from their first issues to the most recently published articles. Use the advanced search tool for effective searching by title, author, and year of publication. You can also limit your search to one or several journals.

Reaxys — A database of chemical compound properties, structures, and reactions with references to the journal and patent literature of chemistry. The data originates from the Gmelin Handbook of Inorganic Chemistry, the Beilstein Handbuch der Organischen Chemie, inorganic and organic chemistry journals and a Patent Chemistry database. Flexible and powerful substance searching includes exact structure, substructure, CAS number, molecular formula, name, and many more choices. Can also search by property and/or reaction.

Wiley Online Library
Wiley Online Library is a multi-disciplinary database that includes full-text journal articles and some full-text reference sources.

ScienceDirect (Elsevier)
Citations and some full text to high quality science journals published by Elsevier, including Tetrahedron. Access is on a rolling basis so coverage will be for the current 5-7 years depending upon the title.

Academic Search Complete (EBSCO)
Provides abstracts and indexing for over 3,800, as well as full text for over 3,200 scholarly journals and general magazines.

Web of Science (Web of Knowledge/Thomson Reuters)
Provides detailed citations and abstracts for the top scholarly periodicals in the sciences, social sciences, and arts and humanities. Includes the Science Citation Index, the Social Sciences Citation Index, and the Arts & Humanities Citation Index. Covers both domestic and international journals, open access resources, books, patents, proceedings, and Web sites.

Encyclopedia of Research Design (Sage)

ACM Digital Library
The ACM Digital Library includes the Association for Computing Machinery's:

  • Core Package, with 19 journals and magazines and 26 transactions.
  • Master SIG (Special Interest Group) Package, with more than 85 conference proceedings and all SIG newsletters
  • The ACM Online Guide to Computing Literature ("the Guide"), a database of 850,000 bibliographic citations expanding beyond ACM's literature.

Science & Technology Collection (EBSCO)
Contains over 800 full-text journals covering relevant aspects of the scientific and technical community. Topics include aeronautics, astrophysics, biology, chemistry, computer technology, geology, aviation, physics, archaeology, marine sciences and materials science. In addition to the full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for more than 1,700 publications. This collection contains many scholarly journals.

Chemistry Journals

Chemistry journals in the Mercer University Libraries Catalog

Chemistry journals available in full text through online databases:

Chemistry Books

Search the library catalog to find books available in the Mercer University Libraries.  Before going to pull the item,  please check to make sure it is at your library. If the item in which you are interested is located at another Mercer University library, contact Circulation at (478) 301-2961.   Items not available in the University Libraries, may be requested via Interlibrary Loan.

Chemistry books available in the Tarver Library include these Library of Congress classification numbers:

  • QD1 - QD65  General Chemistry and Alchemy
  • QD71 - QD142  Analytical Chemistry
  • QD146 - QD197  Inorganic Chemistry
  • QD241 - QD441  Organic Chemistry
  • QD415 - QD436  Biochemistry
  • QD450 - QD801  Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • QD625 - QD655  Radiation Chemistry
  • QD701 - QD731  Photochemistry
  • QD909 - QD999  Crystallography

See what new books have been added to Tarver Library's Chemistry collection by viewing New Acquisitions. If you don't see a title in the list or in the online catalog, suggest new or additional titles that the library should purchase.

Chemistry Reference Sources in the Tarver Library

100 Most Important Chemical Compounds Reference, TP 9 .M94 2007
An introduction to 100 of the most influential chemical compounds, many of which are widely in use in everyday life today.

ACS Style Guide: Effective Communication of Scientific Information Permanent Reserve; also available online

CRC handbook of Chemistry and Physics Reference, QD65 .H3
An essential source for all physical sciences, this contains essential information: constants, unit measures, conversion factors, symbols, terminology, physical constants for organic compounds, properties of the elements, biochemistry, and a range of mathematical tables.

Handbook of reagents for organic synthesis Reference, QD77 .H37 1999 (8 vols.)

Sittig's handbook of toxic and hazardous chemicals and carcinogens Reference, RA1215 .S58 2012 (2 vols.)

Useful Chemistry Web Sites

 ACS ChemWorx

Gail Morton

Julie Huskey

Gail Morton
Assistant Professor
Research Services Librarian

B.S., University of Central Florida, 1995; M.L.I.S., University of South Carolina, 2002

Phone: 478-301-2251

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