Skip to main content
Library Research Guides

Chemistry: Getting Started

Guides on using library services and selected resources including journals, databases, ebooks, reference works, etc., for research in chemistry, including: analytical, organic, inorganic, biological, and physical chemistry.


Ready to explore the Chemical information world? This research guide will get you started with resources you need for learning, teaching and research in Chemistry, especially those collected/subscribed by MLibrary. Please use the top tabs to navigate through recommended databases, journals, ebooks, and other resources. 

If you need any assistance during your chemistry-related research, please contact your Chemistry Librarian Ye Li.

Download/print FAQ about MLibrary resources and services for students and researchers in Chemistry. 

Quick Links

New Books in Chemistry


Selected Ebooks for General and Introductory Chemistry

Navigate through MLibrary

Q1: How to Access MLibrary?

Q2: How to Get Help?

Q3: How to Find Books?

  •  Library Catalog – Mirlyn  
    • To find the location/call number/links for books, journals, videos, conference proceedings, etc.
    • “Available online”: Link to online resources
    • “GetThis”
      • Recall an item
      • Deliver items to the library you preferred
      • Link to 7Fast delivery service – scanned articles/book chapters sent through Email 

Q4: How to Check Out and Renew Books?

Q5: How to Find Articles?

Q6: How to Access Databases?

Q7: How to Access Resources Remotely?

  • When I am off campus or on wireless connection
    • Use links to resources on MLibrary web pages (From quick “Search” box or Mirlyn). They contain MLibrary proxy information and will ask you to log in with your unique name and Kerberos password.
    • Use Proxy Sever Bookmarklet to reload the page
  • When I use mobile devices

Q8: How to Get Resources MLibrary Does Not Own?

Library Contact

Ye Li
3162 Shapiro Science Library

919 South University Avenue

Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1185

Phone: (734)615-5694
Website / Blog Page

Related Guides


"The National Science Foundation (NSF) has joined forces with NBC Learn and the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) to celebrate the International Year of Chemistry by creating "Chemistry Now"--a weekly, online video series that uncovers and explains the science of common, physical objects in our world and the changes they undergo every day."