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Resources for library research on chemistry-related topics.

Chemistry Librarian

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David Dunaway


Reference Sources

Subject-specific dictionaries are useful for those working on cross-displinary projects and students new to a discipline.

Handbooks provide standard information, including tables of data, citations to literature, and brief synopses of topics.

Use laboratory protocols and methods to locate step-by-step instructions on laboratory and research methods. LSU Libraries subscribes to both electronic and print protocols and methods.


The SciFinder and Reaxys databases can be used to locate references to spectra and/or spectral data in the chemical literature. SciFinder provides online access to some spectra, Reaxys provides literature references only.

Online Spectra

Below are some freely available sites that provide a limited number of spectra online.

Print Spectra Sources

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