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CH 492/493 - Chemistry Seminar: Home

About This Guide

This guide was designed as a Library resource page for CH 492/493. Since SciFinder is the most important resource for finding chemical information, most of the guide is devoted to it. Other resources for finding chemical and scientific information are included on the Article Databases tab and in the Related Guides at the bottom of this column.

I am indebted to Teri Vogel at the University of California at San Diego for allowing me to use her excellent guide as a template.

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