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Chemistry Research Guide

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Top Databases for Chemistry:

See A-Z Database list for more.

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  • For Off-Campus Access - Use the Campus VPN 
  • For On-Campus Wireless Access - Use eduroam (note: Cruznet no longer works for access to library resources.)

Find Open Access versions of paywalled articles with the Unpaywall browser app.

Use the Nomad extension for quick links to subscription-based full text. Works on publisher sites, Wikipedia and some databases.


ChemDraw is a chemical drawing program, and is essential to learn for students who want to continue in Chemistry. The program is loaded onto all the workstations in the Digital Scholarship Commons on the ground floor of McHenry Library.