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Chemistry Specific Resources

Highlighted Chemistry Texts:

General Chemistry Journals Available through Ladd Library:

For help identifying quality, subject-specific journals, check out the "Journal Rankings" search at SCImago Journal & Country Rank (SJR).  A few examples of the titles you will find accessible at Bates are listed below:

Highlighted Inorganic Chemistry Texts:

Scholarly Inorganic / Organometalic Journals Available through Ladd Library:

For help identifying quality, subject-specific journals, check out the "Journal Rankings" search at SCImago Journal & Country Rank (SJR).  A few examples of the titles you will find accessible at Bates are listed below:

Highlighted Organic Chemistry Texts:

Scholarly Organic Chemistry Journals Available through Ladd Library:

For help identifying quality, subject-specific journals, check out the "Journal Rankings" search at SCImago Journal & Country Rank (SJR).  A few examples of the titles you will find accessible at Bates are listed below:

Highlighted Physical Chemistry Texts:

Scholarly Physical Chemistry Journals Available through Ladd Library:

For help identifying quality, subject-specific journals, check out the "Journal Rankings" search at SCImago Journal & Country Rank (SJR).  A few examples of the titles you will find accessible at Bates are listed below:

Getting Started with SciFinder Scholar:


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Use SciFinder for a quick search of chemical property data.  In addition to property data, this search will provide the CAS registry number (CASRN) for the chemical or compound.  This CASRN is a useful unique identifier that can also simplify using the other resources in this guide much easier.  Note that Bates Faculty and Students are provided access to SciFinder via paid subscription and access requires users to set up an account and login.

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Using SciFinder!

Using SciFinder you can quickly search the chemical literature (References) and obtain detailed information about a substance (Substances).  It is even possible to search for information about specific chemical reactions by constructing 2D representations of the reactants and/or products (Reactions)!

 

Chemical Literature Searching Quick Start:

  1. ​Choose "Explore".
  2. From the "References" category, select the appropriate link to explore the chemical literature by topic, author, journal name, etc.
  3. For tips about using Scifinder in literature searching, please look here:

 

Chemical Substance Exploration Quick Start:

  1. ​Choose "Explore".
  2. From the "Substances" category, choose to start searching for details about chemical structure, molecular formula and property data for a substance of interest.
  3. For tips about using Scifinder to explore substance properties, please look here:

 

Chemical Reaction Exploration Quick Start:

  1. ​Choose "Explore".
  2. From the "Reactions" category, select the 'Reaction Structure" link to search chemical reactions in the literature using 2D reactant and product structures.  You won't be doing this with Google or Google Scholar!
  3. For tips about using Scifinder to perform Chemical Reaction Searches, please look here:

 

SciFinder Training Materials:

Want to do something not covered in this SciFinder Quick Start Guide?

Getting Started with Mnova:


Download the Mnova Installer.  Then Install and License the Program!

You can download the Mnova installation package for either the Mac or Windows operating systems.  The installer package comes bundled with the instructions for installation, the installer and an app that adds the appropriate license codes.  Our site license only extends to active Bates affiliates and so you will need to provide your Bates username and password to enter the download site.

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Download the Mnova Manual!

You can download a PDF copy of the complete manual here.


Using Mnova!


Additional Mnova Training Materials:

Want to do something not covered in this Mnova Quick Start Guide?

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