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Research in Chemistry

Chemistry is a field that examines the properties of substances, their composition and structure, and the transformation of substances into new substances. The traditional branches of chemistry, organic, inorganic, analytical and physical, have been joined by many new subfields such as biochemistry and polymer chemistry. Chemists communicate their findings through publications and use publications to keep up with new discoveries and to seek out what is already known to put new research into context. This guide points out some of the most important tools chemists use to tap into research in the field. Don't hesitate to ask a librarian for help as needed.

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