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Chemistry & Biochemistry: Encyclopedias / Reference Works

Chemistry and Biochemistry Encyclopedias

These reference works contain authoritative overviews on topics in chemistry and biochemistry. Written by experts in their respective fields, the articles contain extensive bibliographies of journal articles for further information. You can browse each reference work by title/topic or search the full text.

Here's a selected list of the more recent reference works, with publication dates included, to give you an idea of how current the articles are.

  • You may also want to search Web of Science for more recent review articles published in journals. Select Review Article from the quick filters in your search results.
  • Kirk-Othmer, Ullmann's, and Encyclopedia of Life Sciences are updated several times a year, so you need to check the article publication date to see if it's current enough for your use.