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Overview

Collection Description

The Chemistry collection supports active research in Penn's Chemistry Department and is not a historic collection; therefore, the major thrusts of the collection may change slightly over time as the research program evolves. In general, however, we collect in the broad areas of organic, inorganic, physical, theoretical, and biological chemistry, with additional material that supports important analytical techniques used by our researchers.

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Doing Research

Searching for chemical information can be challenging. Primary research is published as journal articles and dissertations, as well as being protected in the patent literature. Secondary search tools allow one to discover relevant information through text-based searching by keyword and controlled vocabulary, numeric searching for property values and ranges, and structure and substructure searching for substances and reactions. Please see the Chemistry Library home page for a list of selected search tools, and contact Judith Currano (currano@pobox.upenn.edu) if you have questions about finding a particular piece of information or doing an exhaustive search of the literature on a topic.

Chemistry Research Guides