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1. I don't know where to start...

Where to get started, compound names, physical properties, spectra, and suppliers

•  1. I don't know where to start...

2. I have a chemical name...

3. I have a chemical formula or structure...

4. I need a spectra...

5. I need information about this chemical's effect on people...

Material Safety Datasheets, toxicology, and effects on human health.

6. I need to search Chemical Abstracts...

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7. I have this weird abbreviation from older journal articles...

Weird/Difficult Chemical Journal Abbreviations  Chemistry Subject Guide

Here is a list of some of those older journal abbreviations that cause us so much trouble every once in a while:

A = Justus Liebigs Annalen der Chemie

Ann. = Justus Liebigs Annalen der Chemie

Annalen = Justus Liebigs Annalen der Chemie

B = Berichte der Deutschen Chemischen Gesellschaft

Ber. = Berichte der Deutschen Chemischen Gesellschaft [merged parts A & B to form Chemische Berichte]

Monshft. = Monatshefte für Chemie [or Monatshefte fuer Chemie]

J = Journal of the Chemical Society. London

Journal = Journal of the Chemical Society. London

These are all of the one's which I remember coming up for ancient references: I might have missed others in the vast woodwork of older chemical journals...

Prepared by April M. Love, University of California, Irvine (2003)

8. What full-text journals does the UCI Libraries have Web access to?

* UC Irvine access only

9. Chemical suppliers

10. Current journal awareness and database updates


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