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eBook Collections

Visit the eBook Collections page for links to thousands of ebooks from several ebook providers.  RPCC ebooks are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Students will be prompted to login with their Library User ID or Alt. ID, and PIN to access these ebooks from off-campus.

Suggested Databases

Academic Search Complete: Articles from 5,500+ journals and other sources, multiple subject areas.

Gale Ebooks: Reference sources for just about any research topic.

JSTOR: The Scholarly Archive: articles from scholarly journals in the arts and sciences, humanities, business, etc.

Oxford Reference: Full-text general and subject-specific reference sources.

Salem Science: Full-text reference sources, including Applied Science, The Solar System.

Science and Technology Collection: Articles from over 800 scientific and technical journals, and more.


Suggested Internet Resources

  • Chemical Thesaurus, An interactive reaction chemistry database offering different search options as well tutorials and drills.
  • chemguide: Helping you to understand Chemistry; defines terms and concepts, searchable by keyword or using its menu of concepts; also includes a few links. Note that this is a UK site and uses British English rather than American.
  • Chemistry Study Cards: Sets of study cards in PDF format on various topics, concepts, and skills in general chemistry.
  • NIST Chemistry WebBook, from the National Institute of Standards and Technology; includes interactive models, tools, etc.
  • “searches over 60 databases and over 2200 selected websites from 15 federal agencies, offering 200 million pages of authoritative U.S. government science information including research and development results.” Includes topics in chemistry and more.
  • WebElements Periodic Table, an award-winning hyper-linked periodic table that provides properties, uses, etc. for the elements.

Organic Chemistry

  • Colby College Organic Chemistry Simulations, or The Poon-Mundy Computer Demonstrations, offers organic chemistry demo videos. You will need to download Adobe Shockwave Player to view the videos.
  • Interactive 3D Organic Reaction Mechanisms. “This site contains interactive 3D animations for some of the most important organic reactions covered during an undergraduate degree with supporting information on reactivity and spectroscopy,” from the University of Liverpool.


Special Topics: Films on Demand

Print Resources on the Shelves in the RPCC Library on the Gonzales Campus

Selected Journals, Magazines, and Newspapers (Print Edition)

  • Scientific American

Browse the Print Books, DVDs, and Other Shelved Resources by Call Number

  • QD 1 to QD 999 – Chemistry
    • QD 1 to QD 65 – General chemistry
    • QD 241 to QD 441 – Organic chemistry
      • QD 415 to QD 436 – Biochemistry



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