Web of Science includes all the ISI citation indexes. Science Citation Index Expanded is a multidisciplinary database with searchable author abstracts. It indexes 5,300 major journals, covering 2000 more journals than its SCI print and CD-ROM counterparts. Our backfile goes back to 1988 at this time. This is the best source of articles for the past 22 years' worth of science writing, and has the added benefit of keeping track of articles which cite one another. VERY USEFUL!
Provides the full text of over 7,000 articles, 115,000 definitions, and 1,200 biographies of scientists.
Sources include the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science and Technology, the McGraw-Hill Yearbook of Science and Technology, and the McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms. Also offers weekly news articles, biographies, research updates, and lists of other resources.
Digital access to the Chemical Abstracts Database (1967- present) is available to Duke users via the web. NEW USERS register at: https://scifinder.cas.org/registration/index.html?corpKey=D59F824E-86F3-5055-4F18-66FDCD3FC79B. Our license limits use to six simultaneous users on campus. Consequently, please remember to logout when you are finished so other users can access the database. To access the database off campus, your computer must be running VPN software. The license agreement also restricts use. As Duke users you are responsible for following it to the letter. For more information about the capabilities of Scifinder go to: http://www.cas.org/SCIFINDER/
Beilstein Handbook of Organic Chemistry, ReactionsPlus, and the tables and facts from the Gmelin Handbook of Inorganic and Organometallic chemistry are available via the web. A database rich with data and references going back to the early 20th century, even earlier in some cases. There are several web tutorials for Reaxys.
Recently updated, this date produced by the National Institute of Standards and Technology contains thermodynamic and property data for a wide range of compounds. In addition to data, tables give references to the literature.
Searchable protein database. Contains data about each protein, bibliographic references, and molecule visualization with links to VRML browsers so you can see the images. Also included are links to other resources with information.
A clickable periodic table, giving information for each element in table form. Energies, Oxidation & electrons, Appearance & characteristics, Reactions, Other forms, Radius, Conductivity, and Abundance.
This classic and well-known reference was originally published from 1926 - 1930 for the National Research Council in 7 volumes. It contains an enormous amount of critical data on inorganic and organic compounds, and pure substances. Featuring physical, thermodynamic, mechanical, and other key properties, it is a major reference source used by those involved in chemistry, physics, and engineering.
A course in enzyme kinetics produced by Dr. Peter Birch of the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Paisley. The course is designed to introduce you to the theoretical concepts and practical techniques associated with the use of kinetics as an enzymological tool. It is divided into a series of chapters which can either be followed in sequence as a complete course, or used as a reference book for help with individual areas.
The world of chemical research changes daily, but the ethical standards for research integrity are a constant. It is vitally important to understand the bases for integrity and to be able to evaluate your own practices. Follows are some resources on research integrity and ethics which you will find useful:
When using any resource for data, it is important that you know how reliable that resource is. With print materials it is fairly easy to judge, who is the editor/author? Is the material published or sponsored by a reliable organization? Is the data referenced? The same is true of data you find on the Web. Remember that it is very easy to "publish" on the Web. So it is very important that you learn to evaluate what you find there. Here are a few sites that give information on learning how to evaluate Web resources.