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Chemical Science: Other Resources

Library resources organised at one place for students, academics and researchers from "Chemical Science (ChemS)"

Open Access (ETDs) Resources

Open Access Theses and Dissertations OATD aims to be the best possible resource for finding open access graduate theses and dissertations published around the world. Metadata (information about the theses) comes from over 600 colleges, universities, and research institutions. OATD currently indexes over 1.5 million theses and dissertations.



Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations: NDLTD database includes full-text theses and dissertations from universities from the US and worldwide. NDLTD is an international organization dedicated to promoting the adoption, creation, use, dissemination, and preservation of electronic analogues to the traditional paper-based theses and dissertations.

Digital Access to Research Theses (DART) Europe: Access to around 200,000 full-text research theses from 324 Universities sourced from 19 European countries. A partnership of research libraries and library consortia who are working together to improve global access to European research theses.


UK Theses (EThos): Many UK institutions support open access to their theses, so download of their digital and digitized theses is free to the researcher. A small number of participating institutions may not be able to offer open access and in this case the researcher may have to pay for the digitization. As of January 2011, 44,000 theses are available. UK Theses requires individual registration, which is free.


Australian Digital Theses: Access freely from the Australian National Library Catalogue (select "format" as theses). Contains theses from around 45 Australian Universities.  Please read how to search.


Theses Canada: Search AMICUS, Canada's national online catalogue and access the full-text electronic versions of numerous Canadian theses and dissertations.

Indian Theses: TheShodhganga@INFLIBNET Centre provides a platform for research students to deposit their Ph.D. theses and make it available to the entire scholarly community in open access. The repository has the ability to capture, index, store, disseminate and preserve ETDs submitted by the researchers.

Online e-learning

Online elearning, free available online courses:

  • MIT opencourseware: chemistry publishes free lecture notes, exam questions and educational resources from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the USA.

Other Resources

Methods and Protocols for chemical experiments
Nature Precedings is a free online platform where researchers around the world can share new and preliminary findings, claim priority and receive community feedback by posting preprint manuscripts, white papers, technical reports, posters, and presentations prior to formal publication.

JOVE videos

Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE) is a peer-reviewed, PubMed indexed journal devoted to the publication of biological, medical, chemical and physical research in video format. Use this for protocols and procedures for different experimental methods.




Patents Search Engines/Databases