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Nancy Wilmes
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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 several pages (tabs) detailing our resources in these areas:

  • Article Databases
  • Online Journals
  • Books
  • Electronic Reference Books
  • Internet Resources

Information on ChemDraw Software from Cambridgesoft

  • ChemDraw -- WSU Department of Chemistry Site License
    Faculty, Postdocs and Graduate Students must register their profile with an address.

  • ChemDraw Information
    ChemDraw is the drawing tool of choice for chemists to create publication-ready, scientifically intelligent drawings for use in ELNs, databases and publications and for querying chemical databases.

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 graduate and undergraduate programs. Currently, there are about 171 graduate students and 30 postdoctoral fellow researchers in the Department. During the past three years nearly 65 Ph.D.s and 156 Bachelor's degrees in Chemistry have been awarded.


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