The Virtual Library
The Virtual Library is a collection of full text e-books, journals and databases from various publishers and sources which can be accessed by RSC members at any time from any internet connected computer, laptop or other portable device.
Information on how RSC Members can access many journal articles for free through the RSC Publishing Platform
Direct access for RSC members
When you click on a link which has a small blue 'M' in a box to the right of it, you will be prompted for a username and password:
Username: RSC Membership Number (6 digits)
Password: The default is your date of birth (in YYYYMMDD format) unless you have subsequently changed it, if so, use your new password instead.
100 Chemistry full text books plus general interest titles.
Environmental, Business and Chemical News databases from EBSCO.
All current passwords expire at the end of December 2012, contact us if you wish to renew or apply for a new password for access in 2013!
Engineering Village comprises of Referex and Chimica.
Database of thermophysical properties. Experimental thermodynamic and physical properties of mixtures and pure substances from a total of 22,000 compounds.
Kirk-Othmer Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology presents a wide scope of articles on chemical substances.
Full text chemistry reference books and databases from Knovel.
Full text access to 163 e-journals and 500 e-books from Springer.
Search millions of chemical structures on ChemSpider
Why not try out a quick search of ChemSpider? Try searching by systematic name, synonym, trade name, or registry number.
Also of interest
A summary of electronic resources available within the Library and via the Virtual Library.
Journals, books and databases accessible from one simple search
Contact and Further Information
Library & Information Centre
Royal Society of Chemistry, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1J 0BA
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7440 3373
Fax: +44 (0) 20 7440 3393