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This page provides links to useful resources:

Constants and Databases


Fundamental Physical Constants from NIST

NIST Data Gateway

NIST Chemistry Webbook

NIST Atomic Spectra Database

Periodic Table

Solvent Miscibility Table



IUPAC Compendium of Analytical Nomenclature

IUPAC Gold Book (chemical terminology)

Nomenclature of Inorganic Chemistry (2005 Red Book)

IUPAC Nomenclature Home Page (organic and biochemical)

Other Reference

Virtual Textbook of Organic Chemistry


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Statistical Analysis

Statistical Reference Datasets
Use these datasets to check your calculations and spreadsheets.

NIST/SEMATECH e-Handbook of Statistical Methods
A useful reference source on statistical concepts.

Website for Robert de Levie's text Advanced Excel for scientific data analysis


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Analytical Methods

The following on-line resources are some that I find useful. The emphasis on environmental applications is simply because the methods are available on-line. The compilations listed at the end require subscriptions, so check your library. You will find other sources and handbooks for clinical analysis, food chemistry, etc in your library.

Environmental Methods

EPA Test Method Collections, includes:

National Environmental Methods Index (USGS and EPA)

Index of Sampling and Analytical Methods (OSHA, mostly air sampling methods):

Other Methods

USDA Chemistry Laboratory Guidebook (methods for additives, nutrients, and residues in food):

Virginia Dept Forensic Science - Forensic Toxicology Manuals (examples of analytical methods)


Official Methods of Analysis 18th Ed Revision 3 2010 - Print Dr. William Horwitz, and Dr. George Latimer, Jr. Editors AOAC International

Standard Methods for the Examination of Water & Wastewater: Centennial Edition (Standard Methods for the Examination of Water and Wastewater) (Hardcover) ~ Andrew D. Eaton (Editor), Lenore S. Clesceri (Editor), Eugene W. Rice (Editor), Arnold E. Greenberg (Editor), Mary Ann H. Franson (Editor) American Public Health Association; 21 Har/Cdr edition (October 15, 2005) Language: English ISBN-10: 0875530478 ISBN-13: 978-0875530475

Methods of Soil Analysis. Part 3. Chemical Methods (Soil Science Society of America Book Series, No. 5) (Hardcover) ~ Donald L. Sparks (Author, Editor)

Standard Methods for the Examination of Dairy Products (Hardcover) ~ Michael Wehr; PhD and Joseph F. Frank; PhD (Author, Editor) American Public Health Association; 17th edition (June 1, 2004) Language: English ISBN-10: 0875530028 ISBN-13: 978-0875530024

United States Pharmacopeia National Formulary (USP-NF) Rockville, Md. : United States Pharmacopeial Convention, Inc.,


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Manufacturer Application Notes

Hach Water Analysis Handbook Procedures (alphabetical listing for Hach instruments)
see also Hach Learning Library (technical notes)

Perkin-Elmer Application-Notes

Shimadzu Scientific Instruments: Application Notes

Sigma-Aldrich Application Notes (HPLC)


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