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Chemistry: Getting Started


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On This Day in Chemistry

What happened today in chemistry? Explore 366 days of chemistry history with On this day in Chemistry, RSC's interactive calendar.

Find a brief account of an important event in chemical history for each date in the striking spiral calendar. Each fascinating fact includes links to more information, such as related articles, podcasts and teaching materials.

Merck Index Online

The Merck Index* Online offers the same highly authoritative information as the print edition in a convenient and easily searchable full text database. It contains over 11,500 monographs including historic records not available in the print edition. The Merck Index* Online will be updated regularly with accurate information curated by experts


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Getting Started

This introductory guide provides information on key sources in Chemistry including 

  • where to locate e-books and e-journals on Chemistry
  • Chemistry databases on the Database portal
  • avoiding plagiarism and citing properly

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