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CHEM 460 & 460H - Intermediate Organic Chemistry: Home

About This Guide

This guide will help you find library resources for your chemistry laboratory course including:

List of Chemistry Database

Mendeley Reference Manager

Zotero Reference Manager

Organic Chemistry Ebooks

Writing and Citing


Chemistry Databases

         **Please note you will need to register in SciFinder to access the database**

Organic Chemistry Ebooks

Zotero Reference Manager

Zotero is a free reference management system where you can collect, manage, cite, and share research. You can use it to store references, highlight and annotate webpages, and collaborate by using groups through Zotero's website. All your references will be saved to the Zotero server. Zotero works with word processors so you can insert citations into research papers and create bibliographies from your saved citations.

Add Sources Automatically:

As you browse the web, look for icons in your address bar. In this example, a book appears while looking at an item in the library catalog:

location of book icon in Firefox address bar

Click on the book icon to save that book to your Zotero library.

Similar icons appear on different websites like New York Times articles, library resources, or even Youtube videos. Here's some examples:

Add Sources Manually:

If you want to save something that doesn't have an icon in the address bar, you can also add an item to your library manually. Open Zotero and use one of these buttons to create a blank item: 

You can fill the item in with information like the Author and Title.

Manage Your Articles

You can organize your sources into collections within Zotero.Think of a collection like a folder.  

  1. Open Zotero, and create a collection on the left side of the screen with the New Collection button ().
  2. Drag and drop items from the middle pane into a collection on the left.
  3. Collections can also be shared with a group to add and edit sources together. Create a group with the New Group button in the upper left corner ().

Get your articles formatted in MLA, APA, or almost any other citation style

It's simple! Right click on any item in your Zotero library and pick 'Create Bibliography from Selected Item.' Zotero will ask you which citation format to use, and how you'd like the results saved. Zotero will produce citations in RTF (Word) or HTML formats. It can also print out citations or copy them to your clipboard.

For more help visit the Zotero Library Guide.

About the Kenan Science Library

The Kenan Science Library is on the ground floor of Venable Hall. See our library page for locations and hours.

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To request access to ChemDraw, go to the following site, login with your onyen and password, and follow the instructions. You will receive an access code via email to permit you to use the program.

Chem Draw is also available on the public computers in the Kenan Science Library and through the ITS Virtual Lab.

Writing and Citing

UNC Writing Center


  • How to write an outline (video)

  • Why and how to create an outline (Purdue OWL)


Researching in the Sciences (videos)

Author's Guide for submitting an article to the ACS journal Analytical Chemistry

MLA Formatting and Style Guide (online)