Library resources and web sites for chemistry

Liaison Librarian

Nancy Wilmes
Purdy Library
Room 134 Purdy
Wayne State University
5265 Cass Avenue
Detroit, MI 48202-3930
Phone: 313-577-4063

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Welcome to the Guide for Chemistry!

This guide includes a core collection of resources available through the Wayne State University Library System, as well as high quality, freely available web resources.

The guide consists of pages (tabs) detailing our resources in these areas:

  • Databases (SciFinder, Reaxys and other databases)
  • Journals
  • Books
  • Electronic Reference Books
  • Internet Resources
  • Organic Chemistry E-resources
  • Spectral Data Sources
  • NIH and NSF Policies
  • History of Chemistry

Publishing Your Research 101

The American Chemical Society (ACS) has Publishing Your Research 101, a series of videos designed to support authors and reviewers with the process of writing, submitting, reviewing, and editing reports of original scientific research intended for publication in peer-reviewed journals.


Episode 1: How to Write a Paper to Communicate Your Research

Episode 2: Writing Your Cover Letter

Departmental Information

Department of Chemistry 

Contact Information:

Wayne State University
5101 Cass Avenue
Detroit, MI 48202
Phone: 313-577-7784
Fax: 313-577-8822

About the Department

The Chemistry Department at WSU maintains very productive programs. Currently, there are approximately 163 graduate students and 35 postdoctoral researchers and research assistants.

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