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Article Databases and Indexes
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General Reference Sources
A "bible" of standard chemical and microbiological analytical methods validated by the Association of Analytical Communities (AOAC) Official Methods Program and used by government, industry, and academia throughout the world for analysis of a variety of commodities - particularly those related to food, agriculture, public health and safety, and the environment.
General Reference Works
CHEMnetBASE is a reference source for locating chemical facts, properties, literature references, and for performing structure searching. All dictionaries are sub-structure searchable as is Properties of Organic Compounds. CHEMnetBASE includes the following: The CRC Handbook of Chemistry & Physics; Polymers: A Property Database; Properties of Organic Compounds; Dictionary of Commonly Cited Compounds; Dictionary of Inorganic and Organometallic Compounds; Dictionary of Organic Compounds; Dictionary of Natural Products; and Dictionary of Drugs.
Handbooks and Manuals
A 4-volume set describing development and use of IR and Raman spectra, structure identification, vibrational assignments and spectra-structure correlations. Gives tables of characteristic Raman frequencies and intensities, IR and Raman group frequency data, and vibrational data.
Spectra, Nuclear Magnetic Resonance
Comprehensive, multi-volume sets. First edition (33 vols), begun in 1959, is in 3 parts, "Theory and Practice" , "Analytical Chemistry of Inorganic and Organic Compounds" and "Analytical Chemistry in Industry". Second edition is still incomplete. Excellent work, if becoming dated.