Departmental Resources and Useful Links

Instrumentation and Facilities

Operational Guides to Departmental Instrumentation

Laboratory Safety Documentation

Useful Links to Chemistry-Related Web Sites

Student ChemDraw Download

Research Poster Templates

Useful Links to Chemistry-Related Web Sites

American Chemical Society Journals
Click on "Journals and Magazines" for the list of all ACS Journals, and proceed directly to the journal of interest, or click on "Search the Journals" to do basic searches on all of the ACS Journals.

Web of Knowledge
Access to the Web of Science (citation indexes) and to current contents connect.

SciFinder Scholar
Carleton has a license for this very powerful search tool offered by the Chemical Abstracts Service of the American Chemical Society. This link takes you to a library information page on the search tool. It is available for use on computers in Mudd Hall and the Library.

The NIST Chemistry Webbook
Lots of useful chemical information, including formulae, structures, thermodynamic data, and spectra (MS, IR, etc.).

Spectral Database of Organic Compounds, SDBS
An extremely useful spectral database with information on thousands of organic compounds. Here you'll find mass spectra, proton and carbon NMR spectra, IR spectra, and even some ESR spectra of selected organic radicals.

A really useful database to find facts about various chemicals. You can search on name, formula, molecular weight, CAS registry number, or structure and find info about all of the others.

American Chemical Society, Directory of Graduate Research
This useful online database provides a comprehensive compilation of information on chemistry and chemistry-related graduate programs in North America.  It is a searchable and easy to use resource.  It also provides descriptions of NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) sites, with links to relevant department and faculty web pages — very useful if you are looking for summer research opportunities. 


A fantastic online periodic table!

Student ChemDraw Download

As provided by Carleton's site license, students may download a copy of ChemDraw for their own use. To download a copy follow the instructions found at the link below.

Student Copy of ChemDraw Download

Research Poster Templates

Large format poster presentations are an important vehicle for disseminating research results. Posters can be prepared using either Microsoft PowerPoint or Adobe Illustrator. Below are some templates that you might find useful as starting points for preparing a research poster.

Adobe Illustrator Poster Template 42 x 45

Adobe Illustrator Poster Template 42 x 60