Chemistry & Fashion: Two New Resources
January 28, 2011
They're finally here! Drexel University Libraries now has a subscription to two important resources: Berg Fashion Library and Reaxys
Berg Fashion Library includes online access to the Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion. It also includes e-books, reference works, images, and so much more. The Fashion Library is a convenient place to start your research on the history of dress or the fashion industry. Note the ability to explore fashion by time or place using the interactive timeline and map on the homepage. If nothing else, you should check out the stunning images!
Reaxys is a web based database that combines Beilstein and Gmellen, two resources covering the chemical literature back to the 19th century. It will help you discover chemical data information. Try this: click on 'Generate structure from name,' enter the scientific or popular name for a compound name (try 'aspirin') and it will generate the structure automatically. Never draw a compound structure again!