This web guide contains a reviewed collection of chemistry resources in a variety of formats for the student, faculty, staff and researcher interested in the field of chemistry.


Welcome to the Chemistry LibGuide at DeSales University Trexler Library!   The purpose of this tool is to help you identify the best books on your topic, search the sciences databases effectively for relevant literature, find the best chemistry web sites, learn from our tutorials, and use the citation sources to correctly document your research.  The tabs at the top of the page are used to organize these resources and to make it easy for you to navigate the site.  I hope you will find the information useful and comprehensive in its coverage.  I hope too that you will email me with suggestions for expanding and improving this page.  And please don't hesitate to ask for help.  We have some great services we provide for one-on-one instruction with links in the column to the left.  

Library Services

Ask a Librarian - a quick answer service for questions like "do you have this journal...", or "I have an incomplete citation and I need your help to complete it..."  Questions submitted weekdays are usually answered within 24 hours.  Send your inquiries to:

Research Help - Need some help searching those databases?  Confused about where to go to find a resource, a phone number, a citation manual, etc.?  This service is for you!

Useful Information...

How to Read a Scientific Paper - this quick 4-page infographic guides users through the process of reading a scientific article, a process which differs from the style reading normally used with newspapers, magazines, and leisure reading.  



Here's a list of important telephone numbers to use to contact your library staff:

Circulation Desk - x1266

Reference - x1395

Interlibrary Loan - x1257

BioSciences Liaison (Loretta) - x1346

For individuals calling from off-campus you need to first dial: 610-282-1100 to reach the DeSales University campus.  When prompted, dial the desired extension.



Google Scholar

Google Scholar includes links to full text journal articles and e-books which are available to you via our library subscriptions. Look for the "Full Text @ My Library" button.

It also includes materials which are not available to you in full text. To request these items through interlibrary loan, click on our Interlibrary Loan  link on the "Databases" page (blue tab) above and complete the form. We will notify you when your material is available.