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CHEMISTRY: Getting Started

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What's in this Guide?

This guide will help you begin the research process in Chemistry by providing guidance in finding, evaluating, and using a variety of information sources available through Armacost Library collections and beyond.

Use the tabs above to learn more about:

  • Finding books
  • Finding articles (scholarly journal articles, and popular magazine & newspaper articles
  • Making use of information sources in your academic work
  • Tools for citing your sources properly
  • ALURA, an award for exceptional student research

  • You may need a related research or course guide. Find those in the right-hand column.

  • Get help now! Find your options in the right-hand column.



What to write about?

A great way to discover a research topic in Chemistry, and develop it into a question you'd like to explore, is to be a tourist in the realms of Chemical Information. This WikiBooks page, maintained by a retired librarian from Indiana University, Gary Wiggins, is a great place to start.

American Chemical Society

Access Science (Online Encyclopedia)

Related Course Guides

Related Subject Guides

Chemistry at Redlands


Information on the Chemistry Department at the University of Redlands.