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Chemistry (New York, Abu Dhabi, Shanghai)

This is a guide for finding books, articles, and data in chemistry. It also includes links to download ChemDraw and other software, and information about using the proxy prefix and bookmarklet for off-campus access.

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Searches the chemistry literature, including scholarly journals, patents, and conference proceedings. Also displays properties data (physical, chemical, spectral), purchasing and regulatory information. You can search by keyword or topic, as well as by structure.

Web of Science  

Search scholarly literature for chemistry, physics, and biology. It also has citation information (how many times an article has been cited), and special features like citation and search alerts, as well as advanced analytics.


Includes dynamic synthesis planner to design the optimum synthesis route and multi-step reaction tools to identify precursor reactions underlying synthesis of target compounds. Searchable by structure, formula, and reaction.

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Lets you locate properties information for structures and create publication-quality structural diagrams/models. 

  1. Start at the PerkinElmer Site Subscription page and locate the section for "New York University" (not NYU, it's listed as "New York University").
  2. The first option will say, "Register to download the latest version of ChemDraw." Click the Register button, and you will be taken to a User Registration form. Fill out the info and click "Submit". 
  3. You will be redirected to the PerkinElmer account page Click the “Sign Up” tab, then enter your email address again, and provide a password for the account.
  4. Once you've successfully created your account, you will be automatically logged in, and taken to the “List Entitlements" page of the account, which shows a list of subscribed products. Click the "Download Now" link for the first product in that list. 
  5. You will be redirected to a "Download Order" page. Click the ChemDraw Professional link, and there will be a list of installers for different operating systems. Download the one you need.
  6. When you run the ChemDraw installer, you may be asked for an activation code. You can find your activation code by logging in to the PerkinElmer account page and navigating to the "List Entitlement" page (linked in the left sidebar).

​Cambridge Structural Database (CSD) 

Is a worldwide repository of small molecule crystal structures hosted by Cambridge Crystallographic Data Center (CCDC). NYU has a site license to access CSD.


Is NMR processing software for Windows, Mac, and Linux.