Course: SCI 122-01 General Chemistry II

Prof. Jalal Ghaemghami
Instruction Librarian: Ted Intarabumrung

This guide is designed to help you research topics. It includes an index of scholarly sources that should be used. Included in the list are websites and search engines that will be helpful in your research. If you have any trouble finding these sources, please ask a librarian for help. Good Luck! Any comments or suggestions are welcome!



The on-line catalog provides access to the Library's collection of approximately 40,000 books, periodicals and audio-visual titles. These resources may be used to find information for assignments or general interest.
Tutorial for searching catalog and ordering books from Metro Boston Library Network (includes Boston Public Library)

Electronic Books


New Books

Write Like A Chemist

Write Like a Chemist: A Guide and Resource: QD9.15 .W75 2008

Chemistry: the Impure Science

Chemistry: The Impure Science, call number:QD131.3 .B455 2008

Reference Books

  • Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary, call number: REF QD5 .C5 2007
  • Facts on File Dictionary of Organic Chemistry, call number: REF QD246 .F33 2004
  • Chemistry Foundations and Applications, call number: REF QD4 .C48 2004x volume set
  • Encyclopedia of Chemistry, call number: REF QD4 .R4 .R57 2005

Reference Books Online

Credo Reference
Selected reference materials: McGraw-Hill Concise Encyclopedia of Science and Technology and Illustratrated Dictionary of Science, Andromeda.


Browse these paper journals and magazines in the library's first floor periodicals section for articles about chemistry.
  • Journal of Chemical Education
  • National Geographic
  • Scientific American


Access to millions of journal, magazine, newspaper and reference source articles through our research databases.

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Provides full text for more than 3,800 scholarly publications covering academic areas of study. Selected peer-reviewed journals: Critical Reviews in Analytical Chemistry, Tutorial
From arts and the humanities to social sciences, science and technology, this database meets research needs across all academic disciplines. Tutorial
Contains access to 320 full text science journals covering all fields of science. Offers a broad range of science literature to students on the community college level. Tutorial

Information Literacy

Types of Information Sources
Video prepared by Baker Community College.

Web sites

There are many good chemistry web sites on the internet. These web sites have been evaluated by library staff. Remember to always evaluate internet resources. To find out more about evaluating web sites, Lesley University has a very good guide.

Search Engines

Web sites

Open Access journals

Citing Sources: Style Guides

Duke Library Guide to Assembling a List of Works CitedLaguardia Community College Library MLA and APA citation styleThe Owl at Purdue: APA Formatting and Style GuideThe Owl at Purdue: MLA 2009 Formatting and Style Guide

Basic Research Help

Please click the Ask a Librarian icon if you have any questions concerning these guides, need help finding material for your research or any general questions you might have.

General Library Information

Research guide prepared on 03-25-10 by Ted Intarabumrung: