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CRC handbook of chemistry and physics


The CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics, 98th Edition is an update of a classic reference. The 98th Edition contains several new features including, but not limited to – a major update to the table of isotopes, the first major compilation of high quality data of protein-ligand binding thermodynamics, and an important new collection of NMR data critical for understanding outcomes of organic syntheses. Plus, twelve lists have been updated such as, the physical properties of organic compounds and the latest experimental values of bond dissociation energies. Building on the new feature first introduced in the 94th edition, four historical figures in science will be honored on the end plates.


  • The elements – completely revised and updated with a new summary table of key properties
  • Table of the isotopes – a major update to this important data collection with hundreds of new and more accurate data points for more than 3000 isotopes of all the elements
  • Gas clathrates – new data tables for important mixed clathrate systems including methane, ethane, propane, carbon dioxide (new), hydrogen sulfide (new), xenon (new), and nitrogen (new).
  • Ionic liquids – expanded and revised information on over 150 important ionic liquids
  • Protein-ligand binding thermodynamics - the first major compilation of high quality data on these important bio-chemical reactions
  • Common drugs – completely revised with property and functionality data on over 250 drugs
  • 1H chemical shifts of contaminants in deuterated solvents – an important new collection of NMR data critical for understanding outcomes of organic syntheses
  • Electron affinities – new data on over 200 atoms and molecules
  • Atomic and molecular polarizabilities – Updated data value for virtually every element and many important molecules
  • IUPAC guide to nomenclature of inorganic chemistry – this completely revised, four page guide provides easy-to-use access to the nomenclature rules for inorganic compounds
  • Bond dissociation energies – the latest experimental values have been added for a number of molecules
  • Standard Atomic Weights – 2016 changes made by IUPAC
  • Physical properties of organic compounds – results of the first phase of a complete review, with new data of densities
  • Atomic Masses and Abundances – Update of isotopic abundances
  • Periodic Table of the Elements – Updated to include new element names
  • Interstellar Molecules – Complete list of molecules observed in space to date
  • Major World Earthquakes – Updated through 2016
  • Atmospheric Concentration of CO2 – Updated through 2016
  • Global Temperature Trend - Updated through 2016
  • Threshold Limits for Airborne Contaminants – Updated to 2016 recommendations
  • Chemical Carcinogens – Inclusion of 2016 recommendations of National Toxicology Program
  • Nanomaterial Safety Guidelines – Definition of terms in nanoscience; guidelines for safe handling and disposal

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XKCD or Why we need science literacy : Physics Edition

September 19-25 is Science Literacy Week and we are celebrating it at the Leddy Library.

There are many reasons to be literate in the sciences. One good reason is to have, on-hand, the ability to ask good questions when reading dramatic news headlines. On the first floor of the main building of the Leddy Library, you can find a display on this topic by Selinda Berg, liaison librarian for Chemistry and Biochemistry.

Web of Science

consists of three citation indexes : Science Citation Index Expanded (1965-), Art & Humanities Citation Index (1975-), and Social Sciences Citation Index (1965-). Using Web of Knowledge, researchers can: "navigate forward in time" by dynamically tracking how many times an article has been cited since publication; "navigate across time" to find an unlimited number of relevant items which share one or more cited references through Web of Knowledge's Related Records function; "navigate backwards in time" by reviewing Cited References that link to a full record display; and search all cited authors, not just first authors for articles in the database.


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SpringerLink Books

over 40,000 ebooks published by Springer from 2005 on in the following subject areas: Architectural Design, Behavioral Science, Biomedical and Life Science, Business and Economics, Chemistry and Materials Science, Computer Science, Earth and Environmental Science, Engineering, Humanities, Social Science and Law, Mathematics and Statistics, Medicine, Physics and Astronomy, and Professional and Applied Computing.

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A database containing nearly 3 million scholarly items in the field of mathematics.

MathSciNet is the electronic version of Mathematical Reviews, a resource serving researchers and scholars in the mathematical sciences since 1940. With over 100, 000 new items added each year, MathSciNet contains nearly 3 million items and over 1.7 million direct links to articles. The fully searchable database designed to aid users in navigating the mathematical sciences literature, including:

  • Reviews written by a community of experts
  • Bibliographic listings dating back to the early 1800s
  • Links to articles, journals, and publishers
  • Linked reference lists
  • Citation information on articles, books, and journals

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over one thousand leading academic journals across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences, as well as select monographs and other materials valuable for academic work. Journals are always included from volume 1, issue 1 and include previous and unrelated titles. We have very few current journals on this platform. See University of Windsor subscribed JSTOR collections and individual titles for more information.


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IOP - Institute of Physics Science Journals

Access to the journals of the Institute of Physics (IoP) - including its current journal subscriptions and its entire journal archive from 1874.

IOPscience is an online service for journal content published by IOP Publishing. IOPscience embraces innovative technologies to make it easier for researchers to access scientific, technical and medical content. This resource provides access to the journals of the Institute of Physics (IoP) - including its current journal subscriptions and its entire journal archive from 1874.


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