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Off-Campus Access to library resources

There are multiple ways to access library resources from off campus.

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OSU Libraries' Chemistry Resources

Shown below are some popular science, chemistry, and chemical engineering journals available through OSU Library subscriptions for online access. For a complete listing of all OSU Library e-journals, visit the OSU Libraries' Online Journals List  (or search for print and e-journals in the OSU catalog.)  More info on e-journals

Science AIChe JACS Langmuir
Chemical Communications Angewandt Chemie Chemical Reviews Nature Materials Organometallics
Tetrahedron Letters Tetrahedron JOC Analytical Chemistry Analytical Biochemistry
Journal of Chemical Physics JPC A JPC B Chemical Physics Letters Nano Letters
J. of Catalysis Fuel Inorganic Chemistry Progress in Solid State Chemistry  


For e-textbooks, please scroll down page.
Shown below is a small sampling of available e-reference books.  Some of these eBooks are available through our subscription to Knovel, a collection of science and engineering eBooks,which allows full-text searching of all titles.  SpringerLink is an additional valuable resource for eBooks. SpringerLink eBooks will appear in the OSU catalog, but there is a delay between acquisition and appearance in the catalog. Therefore, going directly to the SpringerLink site is advised. The National Academies Press makes all its books freely available.
Knovel          SpringerLink         National Academies Press
All OSU eBooks (and print books) are searchable by title through the OSU Library Catalog.
CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics International Tables for Crystallography Organic Reactions (Wiley) Kirk-Othmer Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology
Patai's Chemistry of Functional Groups Perry's Chemical Engineers' Handbook Handbook of Vibrational Spectroscopy Supramolecular Chemistry: from Molecules to Nanomaterials
Handbook of Optics Handbook of Fuel Cells Sax's Dangerous Properties of Industrial Materials Handbook of Heterocyclic Chemistry Transition Metal Compounds
Stereoselective Synthesis of Drugs and Natural Products Encyclopedia of Analytical Chemistry      

   OSU has access to many e-dissertations and theses through Proquest.  (For best results, use the Advanced Search.)   ProQuest


Details for finding dissertations and theses from all over the world (including OSU).

Popular chemistry e-textbooks

Note: Some e-texts have a restriction on the number of simultaneous users.

Open Stax Chemistry Transmission Electron Microscopy Modern Quantum Chemistry Introduction to Computational Chemistry
Modern Methods of Organic Synthesis Advanced Organic Chemistry (March) Advanced Organic Chemistry A (Carey) Advanced Organic Chemistry B (Carey)
Modern Electrochemistry 1 Modern Electrochemistry 2A Modern Electrochemistry 2B Laboratory Techniques in Electroanalytical Chemistry
The Organometallic Chemistry of the Transition Metals Comprehensive Organic Synthesis Comprehensive Chirality Organic Synthesis, Strategy and Control
Data Analysis for Chemistry, an Introductory Guide for Students and Laboratory Scientists Synthesis of Organometallic Compounds-A Practical Guide Catalytic Asymmetric Synthesis undefined
    Open Stax Textbooks Open Textbook Library


General resources for science and engineering graduate students (copyright, scientific writing, etc.) can be found at the General Resources for Graduate Students in the Physical Sciences and Engineering.

Article Express

   (through ILLiad) Request free electronic delivery of journal articles not available through OSU Libraries' subscriptions.

If you are publishing articles, you should have an ORCiD Identifier.

   More on ORCiD

  OSU holds a site license for LabArchives electronic lab notebooks, available to all faculty, staff and students.

Federal Agency Public Access Plans

The U. of Wisconsin's Ebling Library provides up-to-date, user-friendly information on Federal Agency Public Access Compliance (arising from US OSTP Memo of February 2013 which requires open access publishing of research funded by US Gov agencies).

May I post my articles on my private webpage??

The SHERPA/RoMEO site provides a quick and easy way to determine publisher copyright and self-archiving policies for virtually all journals.  Simply search by journal title to see specific rules pertaining to a given journal.


Library Questions about Physical Sciences and Engineering?

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