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The Elements  

CMS reference guide to the periodic elements
Last Updated: Jan 17, 2014 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates
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      Icon searches over 42 databases and over 2000 selected websites from 14 federal agencies.
  • Dynamic Periodic Table
    An interactive, visual periodic table with options for exploration. Content pulls from multiple resources, including Wikipedia.
  • LANL: Periodic Table of the Elements
    An interactive and visual view of the periodic table created by the LosAlamos National Laboratory.
  • WebElements Periodic Table of the Elements
    Created by a Chemistry professor at the University of Sheffield. Clicking on elements in the table will take you to detailed information; there is also additional material accessible via tabs on the top of the page.
  • It's Elemental - The Periodic Table of Elements
    From the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, also known as Jefferson Lab, a world-leading nuclear physics research facility funded by the U.S. Department of Energy.
  • Chemicool
    Chemicool was created by David D. Hsu. of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1996. Click on an element in the periodic table to see details and additional information.
  • Periodic table: Chart of All Chemical Elements
    Lenntech is a Dutch company. Please note that as a commercial endeavor the information, while accurate, may contain some biases in terms of what information is highlighted. As always, using multiple sources is recommended!
  • RSC: Periodic Table
    A detailed, visual and interactive look at the Periodic Table brought to you by the Royal Society of Chemistry (UK).


The following subscription databases require a username and password. Click here to learn more about our database subscriptions and their passwords. These databases are not exclusively about elements or even Chemistry; you will need to search for relevant information by using keywords. Please see Ms. Buckton for additional help. 

  • Science Online
    The award-winning Science Online offers a comprehensive, curriculum-oriented overview of a broad range of scientific disciplines in a variety of useful formats. The accessible content is organized by subject area and type of resource, as well as by Common Core, state, national, and national STEM standards. Users can follow an extensive network of hyperlinks and suggested searches to related topics, and tabbed search results help users easily find their desired results quickly and easily.

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