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Chemical Engineering

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American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) - Engineering Libraries Division Guide to:

Open Textbooks for Engineering

Web Resources

CASSI Search Tool The CAS Source Index (CASSI) Search Tool is an online resource intended to support researchers and librarians who need accurate bibliographic information. Use this free tool to quickly identify or confirm journal titles and abbreviations for publications indexed by CAS since 1907, including serial and non-serial scientific and technical publications.

ChemSpider ChemSpider is a free-to-access collection of compound data from across the web, provided for the benefit of the community by the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC). It aggregates chemical structures and their associated information into a single searchable repository and makes it available to everybody.

MSDSSearch  Interface for major Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) servers

NIST Chemistry WebBook Chemical and Physical Property data

NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health)

NOAA Office of Response and Restoration CAMEO Chemicals Find response information for thousands of hazardous materials, including fire and explosion hazards, health hazards, firefighting techniques, cleanup procedures, protective clothing, and chemical properties.

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Handbooks & Encyclopedias

Handbooks are a good source of data.

Encyclopedias provide a great source of background information on a topic. They can also help you find topics of interest.