Chemistry Resources

Additional Offerings

Beyond what’s already hosted inside the Lumen platform, many OER collections contain useful material for Chemistry courses. If you have suggestions to add here, please share on the Lumen Community Slack Channel.

Name Source Notes License
Chem1 Virtual Textbook Simon Fraser University This content needs to be vetted by a subject matter expert for quality, but it is quite extensive. CC BY
Chemistry Boundless This content is a little light, but includes good images and visuals. CC BY-SA
Core ChemWiki The most promising part of the content. It has deeper resources on concepts, and could be brought in as the main content, or to enhance existing content. CC BY-NC-SA
PhET Interactive University of Colorado Boulder Simulations and Activities CC BY
Elsevier’s Open Journal Archive Elsevier Various journals have at least some content that is CC-licensed. See individual journal pages for more details.
RIO (Research Ideas and Outcomes) Rio Journal An open journal. “Our scope encompasses all areas of academic research, including science, technology, humanities, and the social sciences.” CC BY
Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics EGU An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union CC BY

We also have a preliminary version of Boundless Chemistry in our system, but it needs a lot of cleanup work completed:

  • Introduction to Chemistry: This introductory text covers a broad scope of topics. It is intended for students who do not require depth of knowledge in Chemistry.