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Background information sources

If you are not sure what your topic is all about, you can begin by looking it up in a dictionary or encyclopedia. There are also resources on this page for finding properties and spectra, but I recommend looking for substance information in the SciFinder database.


Dictionaries and encyclopedias


Handbooks (sources of chemical data)


Enzyme Internet sites


Periodic table Internet sites


Physical properties and spectra Internet sites


Search engines

  • eMolecules - chemistry search engine that enables structure searching


Miscellaneous Internet sites


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