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Internet Gateways

The web is an important source of information, but a lot of the content should be treated with caution. A good place to begin your search is with the Library's own list of Internet Gateways. These Gateways provide access to a wide range of web pages that have been evaluated and identified as appropriate for use by students in Higher Education. The page also contains links for three of the major Internet Search Engines, if you wish to conduct your own searches using these resources, please view the Library's guide on how to search and evaluate the information on the web.

Although the gateways page includes resources specifically aimed at the individual faculties, please see below for list of recommended sites for your subject. Alternatively, you might want to view a copy of the following short booklet from INTUTE that provide details of some of the most useful Internet resources available for Chemistry:


Chemical Database Service From the Daresbury Laboratory, this service provides access to a variety of quality databases in the field of Chemistry, plus support, training and advice. It is available (free of charge) to those with affiliations to UK Universities and various other academic teaching and research institutions. It may be necessary to download plug-ins to view some parts of the service
Links for Chemists Maintained in the University of Liverpool, this is the Chemistry section of the WWW Virtual Library
Organic Chemistry Resources Worldwide Aims to collect and annotate all useful organic chemistry sites and to present them in an intuitive way
Physical Reference Data A detailed collection of data maintained by [U.S.] National Institute of Standards and Technology
Sheffield ChemDex From the University of Sheffield, this service includes over 7000 links
SpectroscopyNOW Gateway to spectroscopy news and resources