History of Chemistry Resources on the Internet

Large databases for history of chemistry research

Carmen Giunta
Links from presentation in the Division of the History of Chemistry at the 234th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, August 19, 2007.

These links can be useful gateways to the older chemical literature.

Digital Archives

collections of manuscript materials like notebooks, letters, and photos

Digital Libraries: Books

Digital Libraries: Patents

Free Search Tools

Searching journals and newspapers for free; full text by fee or subscription (except as noted).

Resources by subscription or fee

  • Chemical Abstracts (of course) for chemical publications in or after 1907.
  • Newpaperarchive.com: "Search 68.3 Million Pages, 707 Cities, 239 Years, 2,688 Titles" (as of 7/24/2007). It can also be searched through Google News Archive Search Google.
  • JSTOR, The Scholarly Journal Archive. General science and history of science categories are relevant.
  • Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO), a database of Thomson-Gale: every significant English- and foreign-language title printed in Great Britain during the 18th century, plus important works from the Americas.
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