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.
Access journal articles for free through our 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.
Passwords expired at the end of December 2013, contact us if you wish to renew or apply for a new password for access in 2014.
Kirk-Othmer Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology presents a wide scope of articles on chemical substances.
Full text chemistry reference books and databases from Knovel.
Referex E-books from Engineering Village
Full text access to 163 e-journals and 500 e-books from Springer.
This state of the art encyclopedia is now available through the RSC Virtual Library.
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.
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