These are miscellaneous sites not owned nor subscribed to by the University of Calgary.
This Elsevier-based engine retrieves websites, journal articles and patent information. It is a first choice for science and engineering.
- Google Scholar
Provides access to scholarly sources. If you choose "University of Calgary (UofC Access)" in the "Scholar Preferences" section, Google Scholar will try to link to the documents via the "UofC Access" link.
"... free, publicly available web portal allowing access to numerous scientific journals and public science databases."
A "computational knowledge engine." There are also some chemical properties, but the sources are not really listed.
- ChemSpider - "...built with the intention of aggregating and indexing chemical structures and their associated information into a single searchable repository and making it available to everybody, at no charge." Information includes SMILES, InChI, IUPAC & index names. Search: the database; Predictions: "structure-based predictions of systematic identifiers and physicochemical-based predictions"; ChemRefer: search for free chemistry articles. Launched March 2007.
- InChI - Official site for IUPAC's International Chemical Identifier.
Unofficial site - FAQs
InChI.info - "dedicated to the International Chemical Identifier aka InChI"; includes an InChI/SMILES to picture converter.
- Lipid Databases - list of online lipid-related databases
- Organic Chemistry Resources Worldwide - A "resource guide for synthetic organic chemists", this site provides annotations for all of the Web sites it links to. The homepage is organized intuitively for organic chemists: screening the literature, chemical sourcing, set up and monitor the reaction, purification, structure confirmation, write-ups, and publication/communication.
- Canadian Green Chemistry Network - The Canadian chapter of the Green Chemistry Institute "is a non-profit organization dedicated to promote green chemistry to protect human health and environment". The site provides information on GC events, names of CGCN members, and GC examples, as well as the 12 Principles of Green Chemistry.
- Chemists Without Borders - "a public benefit, non-profit, international humanitarian organization designed to alleviate human suffering through the use of proven chemical technologies and related skills."
- Green Chemistry Institute - A not-for-profit corporation for advancing "the implementation of green chemistry principles into all aspects of the chemical enterprise."NanoLink: Key Nanotechnology Sites on the Web - Links to Nano sites, "maintained collaboratively by Memex Research Pte Ltd and Internet Research & Development Unit (IRDU), and is hosted by SunSITE Singapore at the Computer Centre of the National University of Singapore."
- Chemistry Conferences.com - Lists Chemistry conferences worldwide. One can also submit events to be listed.
- Molecular Libraries Initiative - An initiative from the National Institutes of Health (U.S.)
- SeparationsNOW - a "free online resource for the separation science community " including news and information on electrophoresis, GC, HPLC, ion chromatography, proteomics & genomics, sample preparation, detectors, and informatics.
- ZINC - "a free database of commercially-available compounds for virtual screening" with "over 4.6 million compounds in ready-to-dock, 3D formats".
- College Physics for Students of Biology and Chemistry - Physics textbook for non-majors in Physics.
- Chemical Information Sources Wiki - Gary Wiggins' Chemistry information literacy page
- Molecules with Silly & Unusual Names
- Common Chemistry - 7,800 CAS Registry Numbers "of widespread general public interest." Searchable by chemical name (no structure searching) or CAS RN. Comments about the resource are available on the Chemistry Library News blog.
Web sites - general science
- Intute - "access to the very best Web resources for education and research, evaluated and selected by a network of subject specialists."
- National Science Digital Library - "the Nation's [U.S.] online library for education and research in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics."
- NPArC - NRC's searchable online "archive." "NPArC is a searchable online repository containing thousands of NRC-authored publication citations. Use NPArC to link to publications of interest and to set up alerts."
- Science.gov - "a gateway to over 50 million pages of authoritative selected science information provided by U.S. government agencies, including research and development results."
- Sense About Science - "Promoting good science and evidence for the public." This site helps the public understand science, and tries to clear misconceptions about science. Their "recent and current priorities include alternative medicine, MRI, detox, nuclear power, evidence in public health advice, weather patterns and an educational resource on peer review."
MDL's ISISDraw is installed on all of the library computers. CrossFire, installed on the library computers, also has a built-in structure editor.