Chemistry information resources: Background information

Dictionaries and terminology

General chemical dictionaries

  • Dictionary of chemistry [online]
  • Dictionary, chemistry and chemical technology : English-German [print]    
  • Electrochemical dictionary [online]
  • Hawley's condensed chemical dictionary [online or print]
  • The Hutchinson pocket dictionary of chemistry [online]
  • IUPAC Compendium of Chemical Terminology - the Gold Book [online]

Bilingual dictionaries

  • Callaham's Russian-English dictionary of science and technology [print]
  • Japanese English Chemical Dictionary [print]
  • Langenscheidt/Routledge German dictionary of chemistry and chemical technology =: Langenscheidt/Routledge Worterbuch Chemie und chemische Technik Englisch [online]
  • Wiley's English-Spanish, Spanish-English Chemistry Dictionary [online]


  • Dekker Encyclopedia of nanoscience and nanotechnology [print]
  • Encyclopedia of analytical science [print]
  • Encyclopedia of biological chemistry [print]
  • Encyclopedia of catalysis [print]
  • Encyclopedia of electrochemistry, volumes 1-11 [print]
  • Encyclopedia of genetics [online or print]
  • Encyclopedia of genetics, genomics, proteomics, and informatics [online]
  • Encyclopedia of inorganic chemistry, 2d.ed. [print]
  • Encyclopedia of magnetic resonance: EMR [online or print]
  • Encyclopedia of nanoscience and nanotechnology [print]
  • Encyclopedia of toxicology [print]
  • Kirk-Othmer encyclopedia of chemical technology [print]
  • Ullmann's encyclopedia of industrial chemistry [print]

Biographical information

  • A to Z of women in science and math [print]
  • African American Women chemists [online]
  • American National Biography [online]
  • Complete dictionary of scientific biography [online]
  • Find your path : Unconventional lessons from 36 leading scientists and engineers [online]
  • International encyclopedia of women scientists [print]
  • International women in science : a biographical dictionary to 1950 [print]
  • National Academy of Sciences Biographical Memoirs [online]
  • Oxford dictionary of scientists [online]
  • Prominent scientists : an index to collective biographies [print]
  • Scientific Women: Re-Visioning Women's Scientific Achievements and Impacts [online]
  • Women in chemistry and physics : a biobibliographic sourcebook [print]
  • Women in their element : selected women's contributions to the periodic system [print]
  • World who's who in science: a biographical dictionary of notable scientists from antiquity to the present [print]