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Hello! Welcome to the General Chemistry research guide at the UT Tyler library.

This guide is designed to inform the UT Tyler Chemistry Community about resources for general chemistry and for specific class projects.


Library Hours

Fall & Spring
Mo - Th   7:30am - 2:00am
Fr   7:30am - 5pm
Sa   9:00am - 6pm
Su   1:00pm - 2:00am
Mo - Th   7:30am - 10:00pm
Fr   7:30am - 5:00 pm
Sa   9:00am - 6:00pm
Su   1:00pm - 10:00pm
Special or holiday hours.

Quick Guide Rundown

This is an brief summary of the tabs that are shown above this box:

Databases - links to scholarly databases. 

Books - links to find books & other monographic works.

Web Resources - links to professional organizations, online papers of pioneers in technology, and initiatives.

Interlibrary Loan - requesting materials from other libraries.

Remote Access tips for navigating off campus access & resolving problems.

Chemical Writing - information to write a research paper, lab report, presentation, or poster.

Study Guides - books that provide solved problems and brief summaries of general classes.

Software - how to obtain Wolfram Mathematica and other software for personal use.

Element Project - details for this project.

Molecule Project - details for this project.

CHEM 3370 - details for the paper required for this class.



“Chemistry is the science that studies why materials have their characteristic properties, how these particular qualities relate to their simplest structure, and how these properties can be modified or changed. The term chemistry is derived from the word alchemist, which finds its roots in the Arabic name for Egypt al-Kimia. The Egyptians are credited with being the first to study chemistry. They developed an understanding of the materials around them and became very skillful at making different types of metals, manufacturing colored glass, dying cloth, and extracting oils from plants. Today, chemistry is divided into four traditional areas: organic, inorganic, analytical, and physical. Each discipline investigates a different aspect of the properties and reactions of the substances in our universe. The different areas of chemistry have the common goal of understanding and manipulating matter.”

Chemistry. (2004). In K. L. Lerner & B. W. Lerner (Eds.), The Gale Encyclopedia of Science (3rd ed., Vol. 2, pp. 831-833). Detroit: Gale. 

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Christine Forisha
Robert R. Muntz Library
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