Library Blog: Chemistry
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FREE Modelling Software
RasMol is a free molecular graphics visualization program used for exploring biological macromolecule structures (i.e., proteins, nucleic acids and other small molecules such as those found in the Protein Data Bank (PDB).
Discovery Studio Visulaizer 3.0 is a free commercial-grade graphics visualization tool for viewing, sharing, and analyzing protein and modeling data.
eTraining or web-based training consists of modularized training courses, available over the web (e.g., MS Word, MS Excel (2003 & 2007), MS Powerpoint, MS Access, MS Office 2007: New Features, Adobe Dreamweaver, Adobe Fireworks Grammar Essentials, Financial Basics for Non-financial Managers, and others). It is FREE to GSU students, faculty, and staff.
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Current research and experiments: Look for scholarly articles in one of our databases.
- Looking for a topic in chemistry? Start with SciFinder Scholar or Web of Science.
- Looking for research including a certain substance or reaction? Do a substance search in SciFinder Scholar or Reaxys.
- Looking for a topic that includes other disciplines? Use Web of Science for chemistry and all other sciences, PubMed for medicine, and ERIC for chemistry education.
An overview of a topic: Look for books or reference materials using our catalog.
- Looking for a brief overview of a topic you don’t already know? Search our catalog for the word “encyclopedia” plus a broad topic (ex. encyclopedia chemistry). Or browse our reference collection on Library North 2 (look under Q for science, R for medicine, and T for technology).
- Looking for in-depth explorations of a topic or field? Search our catalog for the topic. If you don’t find anything, search for a broader topic (e.g. chemotherapy instead of daunorubicin).
- Looking for the most up-to-date overviews of recent research? Look for review articles in one of the above databases.
Major Databases-Finding Articles
Chemistry Drawing Software
The Chemistry Department has ChemBioDraw installed on their computers. ChemSketch is a free software similar to ChemDraw and contains other functions such as making chemical movies (above). ChemSketch is installed on the first and second row computers in Library Classroom 1 (Library North 1). Other free drawing software includes Symyx Draw and MarvinSketch.