Resources

Services

Electronic Journals at Drexel
Interlibrary Loans ILL service

Databases

Pay (Drexel subscribes)

List of Chemistry Databases at Drexel
SciFinder (limit of 4 simultaneous seats) Link to the tutorials on how to used web-based application (log-in information is required).
Reaxys
Web of Science
CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics
The Merck Index

Free

ChemSpider
Google
WolframAlpha
Wikipedia
Orgsyn
Sigma Aldrich
SDBS - Spectral DataBase System for Organic Compounds
Scirus
PubMed (also try Pubget PaperPlane for quicker access to pdfs) (PubMed Demo from U. Manitoba)
STITCH (small molecule - protein interactions)

Compilations

Precompetitive preclinical ADME/Tox data (Ekins and Williams)
List of Free Chem Databases by Rich Apodaca
UCSB chemical literature resource
XCITR (eXplore Chemical Information Teaching Resources)

Software

ChemSketch (to draw chemical structures)
Paint (Start->All Programs->Accessories->Paint) (to copy any image to make Figures)
Drexel Cisco VPN (to access Drexel databases from home)
VMD - Visual Molecular Dynamics

iPhone Apps

ChemMobi (Symyx Technologies - search ChemSpider or Discoverygate from your iPhone - link opens iTunes)
Collection of iPhone science apps

Multi-media/creative component tools

AcaWiki Make comprehensive summaries of selected papers you read.
RasMol Make slick models of complex molecular systems (see example of lipid bilayer).

Websites

Gary Wiggins Cheminfo resources
ChemistryGuide

People

Librarians

Peggy Dominy (Drexel Science and Math librarian)

Chemists

Social Networking Sites

FriendFeed ChemInfo room (a great 5min screencast intro to FriendFeed by AJCann)
SciLink
MyNet Research

Blogs

Drexel Chemistry Library blog
UsefulChem ((NaH oxidation controversy )
ScienceBlogs
Seed Magazine

Textbooks

Robert Allen's chapter on Scholarship, Science, and Domain Informatics from Information: A Fundamental Construct