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Selected resources including journals, databases, ebooks, reference works, etc., for research in chemistry, including: analytical, organic, inorganic, biological, and physical chemistry.

U-M Resources

  1. Cheminclusion: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
  2. Members of the Michigan Chemistry community share their thoughts on Black History Month
  3. F.E.M.M.E.S. programs encourage girls to learn and explore their potential in science, technology, math, and engineering (STEM)

Can you name a female scientist?


  1. Not one woman's name included in GCSE science national curriculum, study finds
  2. Sisters in Science: Conversations with Black Women Scientists on Race, Gender, and Their Passion for Science
  3. Women in Chemistry: Their Changing Roles from Alchemical times to the Mid-Twentieth Century
  4. Women in Chemistry
  5. Women Chemists of Color Summit Videos
  6. The Women Scientists of India 
  7. Menon, B.R.K. The missing colours of chemistry. Nat. Chem. 13, 101–106 (2021).
  8. The Science History Institute has lot of oral histories:
  9. From The Writer’s Almanac, 5/4/21: Agnes Fay Morgan, born in Peoria, Illinois (1884). She studied chemistry in college and received her Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. But job prospects for female chemists were bleak, so she took a position in the Home Economics department at the University of California, Berkeley, in 1915. She was an associate professor of “household science,” specifically nutrition. She made it her mission to bring the element of science into the program, which was typically dismissed as “women’s work.” When she was made chair of the department, she increased the rigor of the program and worked to have it taken seriously. While other home economics programs were little more than instruction on the art of gracious living, Morgan required all of her students to have a solid foundation in physical and biological science. In 1960 — six years after Morgan retired — the Home Economics Department was renamed the Nutritional Sciences Department, and a year after that their building was renamed Agnes Fay Morgan Hall. Even after she officially retired she never gave up her research and continued to show up to her Berkeley office on a regular basis until her death in 1968. Morgan, with her background in chemistry applied to the field of nutrition, wrote more than 250 scientific papers. She was responsible for much of what we know about the vitamins in food. She also proved the link between vitamin deficiencies and poor health conditions, showed certain vitamins’ effect on hormones, and analyzed the effects of heat and processing on the stability of vitamins and proteins.

Library Collection on Women in Science

Ethics in Chemistry

  1. J. Mehlich, F. Moser, B. Van Tiggelen, L. Campanella, H. Hopf, The Ethical and Social Dimensions of Chemistry: Reflections, Considerations, and ClarificationsChem. Eur. J. 201723, 1210.
  2. Kovac J. Ethics in Science: The Unique Consequences of Chemistry. Account Res. 2015;22(6):312-29. doi: 10.1080/08989621.2015.1047709.
  3. Rick Reibstein, A more ethical chemistry, Current Opinion in Green and Sustainable Chemistry, Volume 8, 2017, Pages 36-44, ISSN 2452-2236,
  4. Ethics in Chemistry by Nina Notman, 18 May 2018, in ChemistryWorld
  5. Royal Society of Chemistry Guide to Ethics
  6. American Chemical Society (ACS) Ethical & Professional Guidelines
  7. ACS Committee on Ethics

Library collection of ethics in Chemistry