Sources of Information

Popular sources

Popular sources refer to publications written for general public. Examples include newspapers and magazines. In most cases, they broadly cover current issues and rarely give full citations. These sources are available in printed or online version, or both. The following gives some recommended websites for your exploration:


The New York Times – Chemistry News


Royal Society of Chemistry – Chemistry World


Science Daily -Chemistry


Scientific American – Chemistry

Scholarly sources
Scholarly sources are publications reviewed and approved by a group of expertise in the field. Reference books and scholarly journals are some of the examples. They usually cover topics in depth and contain full citation for sources. You may use Google Scholar to search for scholarly literature, or make use of the HKU library database of electronic resources to search for the required information:


Google Scholar


Search within the category of Chemistry, under HKUL Electronic Resources