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Finding data will depend on the discipline and type of data you need. You may be looking for physical properties, crystallographic data, safety information, material or chemical costs, or something else. Data can be found in print and/or online sources, in primary sources like the journal articles, secondary sources like handbooks and encyclopedias, and even tertiary sources like catalogs and databases.
Here are some starting places for data. We also have guides on Chemical Prices and Company/Industry Information, Crystallography, Properties of Chemicals and Materials, and Safety. (For official safety information, refer to UC San Diego EH&S website.)
300+ handbooks, databases, and encyclopedias on safety and industrial hygiene, including property data resources like Bretherick's Handbook of Reactive Chemical Hazards (7th ed), Yaws' Critical Property Data for Chemical Engineers and Chemists, Sittig's Handbook of Toxic and Hazardous Chemicals and Carcinogens (6th ed), Comprehensive Toxicology (2nd ed) and the AIChE/CCPS series. Browse or search an individual title, or search for your compound and property across the entire Knovel collection.
Compendex + Inspec on Engineering Village
Single platform for cross searching Compendex and Inspec for finding journal articles, conference papers, and other documents. Covers all aspects of engineering, including electrical, computer, structural, mechanical, aerospace, chemical, ocean, biomedical, and environmental engineering, as well as physics and related disciplines. Duplicate references between the two databases can be removed.
You can locate property data for your compound through a substance search in the 165-million compound CAS Registry. Experimental and predicted data can be found in the substance record, with literature references for the experimental data. You can also search SciFinder by research topic, which can be helpful if you're searching for a broad group of properties and/or group of compounds, like enthalpy of halogenated benzenes
or mechanical properties of carbonitrides
. SciFinder requires a one-time registration
Inorganic Crystal Structure Database
Database of +193,000 inorganic crystal structures, with crystallographic data and journal citations. Jmol embedded for visualizing structures, which can also be downloaded (.cif).