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Chemistry: Library Basics

Guide for incoming Chemistry grad students

What? Finding materials

Books, journals, and databases


  • ChemDraw. Chemical drawing tool. You will need a Northwestern e-mail address to download it.
  • EndNote. Reference management software. 
  • Available software. List of available software from NUIT at a significant or total discount to Northwestern faculty, staff, or students.


Getting materials that we don't have. You can request materials that we don't own or are in use. Interlibrary loan services, including electronic delivery of articles, are free to all NU students, faculty and staff. You will need to create an interlibrary loan account.

Connecting from off campus. You may use Northwestern VPN or go through the Libraries website.


Subject Specialist

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Elsa Alvaro
NU Libraries
1970 Campus Drive
Evanston, Illinois 60208