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Chemistry: Chemical Compounds

Resources for the chemical compounds presentation in ECHS Chemistry.

What is in this guide?

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This guide was created to help students with their research on chemical compounds. If you are having trouble finding sources for your assignment, ask a librarian for help.

Search Tips

  • Pay attention to the search tips and suggestions provided throughout this guide. These will save you a lot of time.
  • Try searching with both the scientific name and the common name.
    • Examples:
      • "monosodium glutamate" OR MSG
      • "laughing gas" OR "nitrous oxide"
      • tocopherol OR "vitamin E"
  • Some compounds are known by several different names and this can get confusing. If you are not sure if you are researching the correct compound, ask your teacher right away for clarification.
  • If you are having trouble using any of the resources listed, citing, or finding a piece of information, contact your librarian! 

Off-Campus Access

Paw: Indicates that a password is needed to access the resource from off campus.The username and password to access databases from off campus are similar to what you use to access the PCC portal (myPittCC) and Moodle. The only difference is that you DO NOT include the last part of your email address ( in the username. Generic logins are available to community residents with PCC library cards, and others who are enrolled in or are affiliated with PCC programs and continuing education courses. Have questions? Ask us!