‌ Resources for Chemistry Undergraduates 

Getting Started

New: Find it Faster

To access relevant information for your course:

  1. Start at the Library Catalogue and choose Title Search from the dropdown menu.
  2. Input your Course Code e.g. DT299
  3. Choose from the list of links to  online dissertations, exam papers, dissertation lists or program documents.




  • So why use eJournals? Journals contain academic research which is not found in textbooks. Information is published on a monthly or weekly basis and consists of reports on current research by qualified experts in the field..
  • The DIT Library chemistry ejournals can be searched by journal title or subject. Or search the entire journal collection including hardcopy titles on the Library Catalogue using Journal Title Search.  Click on a title to open the fulltext or use the Kevin St Library guide Finding fulltext journal articles


  • Browse via the eBook link:most of the Chemistry and medicinal/pharma titles are located in the MyiLibrary and Knovel sectionsOr search for a specific electronic textbook on the Library Catalogue.

Subject Links

Subject Databases for Chemistry

Academic Search Complete Chemicalize


Knovel Library PubChem ChEMBL
Standards: IS, EN & ISO Science Direct

Web of Science

Why use these as opposed to google or other search engines? Subject databases index current scholarly research on various topics published in thousands of academic journals and are the ideal way to find out what’s new in your subject. Databases also link you to references and related articles and offer personalised services such as topic alerts and saved searches. You may need to use several to locate the information you need as no single database indexes every journal publication.

Try the following Kevin St Library Guides to get started:

 Search Engines and Apps

Citing Your Sources

Citing and referencing the information sources used in research is essential to avoid plagiarism. See the Kevin St Library Referencing and citing guide for introduction purposes. Another useful link is How to Avoid Plagiarism. Each subject has its own citation style and the School of Chemical & Pharmaceutical Sciences mainly uses the Numeric Style Guide

Journal Abbreviations

Abbreviated journal titles may be required depending on the citation style used. Some useful tools which 'translate' the full journal title into the abbreviated version are:

    1. Web of Science Journals
    2. CASSI
    3. All that JAS

Bibliographic citation software

Various freeware options can be used to manage, cite and store your citations:
    1. Endnote Basic
    2. Zotero
    3. ReadCube
    4. REFolution
    5. ColWiz
    6. CiteThisForMe

Back Up Resources

 If you need additional resources see Using Other Libraries and Inter Library Loans for further options.

Study Skills

Textbooks relating to academic writing, study skills, assignment preparation and presentation skills are available at the 808 shelf number in BookStack 10 in Kevin St Library.  eBooks relating to writing skills are also available in the MyiLibrary collection. See also:


Information Literacy: Julie de Foubert
Library Information Desk : 01-402-4894 /



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