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Online Chemistry Tools and Resources

The Internet offers great opportunities for education, keeping up with research, career planning, and much more. Here are some tools we've vetted and found particularly useful for chemistry students like you.

Students’ Top Links

Visual Elements
A vibrant visual guide to the diversity of elements that comprise matter.

Sigma-Aldrich
Information about chemical molecules from the Sigma-Aldrich catalogue.

SDBS
Spectral Database for organic compounds.

Professional Organizations and Meetings

American Chemical Society
The world's largest scientific society, recognized as a world leader in fostering scientific education and research, and promoting the public understanding of science.

Council on Undergraduate Research
A national professional organization serving faculty and administrators at primarily undergraduate institutions (PUIs) in the sciences.

National Institutes of Health
One of the world's foremost biomedical research centers, and the federal focal point for biomedical research in the United States. Colgate's NIH off-campus study program is one of the only such undergraduate programs in the country.

National Science Foundation
An independent U.S. government agency responsible for promoting science and engineering through programs that invest over $3.3 billion per year in research and education projects in science and engineering.

Databases and Online Journals

Full-Text Journals
Access to over 700 full-text journals subscribed to by Colgate libraries. Colgate users only.

Government Printing Office (GPO) Access
A project that provides enhanced access to government information and documentation.

National Center for Biotechnology Information
Extensive databases for biochemistry, molecular biology, and genetics. This site contains links to PubMed, GenBank, Entrez, and BLAST.

Protein Data Bank
An archive of experimentally determined three-dimensional structures of biological macromolecules.

National Institute of Standards and Technology Webbook
Access to the full array of data compiled and distributed by NIST under the Standard Reference Data Program.