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Physics: Software/Tools

This is a guide to locating books, articles, and conference proceedings related to physics, as well as chemical and physical properties. It also includes links to download ChemDraw and other software.

Citation management

EndNote (Windows and Macintosh download, NYU only)

RefWorks (Web-based access, NYU only)

Zotero (Web-based download, free)

Comparison of Reference Management Software: Wikipedia article with summary information twenty different citation management tools, including cost, license, import/export formats, citation and reference list formats, word processor integration, and ability to connect to external databases.


Structure drawing

ChemOffice (Windows and Macintosh download, requires NYU or Poly email address)

After you install ChemOffice on a computer for the first time, you'll need to enter the registration numbers/codes that are sent to the email address you used to request the download.

If you don't receive or can't locate the email, you'll need to set up a personal Cambridgesoft account at their site:

Click where it says "Register" and use the email address that you gave to get the download. After you've created the account and logged in (also via the Cambridgesoft site), you can click "My Downloads" to see your serial numbers and codes. Please contact Margaret Smith directly at if the codes are not appearing on your "My Downloads" page.

The ChemOffice suite (including ChemDraw) is also installed on the public PCs on the 4th and 5th floors of the library. From the Start menu, choose "All Programs", then look for the "ChemBioOffice 2010" folder.

Data analysis

MATLAB® (Windows and Macintosh download, NYU only)

R (Multi-platform download, free, open-source)