Open Textbook Collections

Courses and Videos

  • edX – Chemistry Courses
  • Coursera – Chemistry Courses
    Find free and paid online courses.
  • Future Learn
  • OpenChem – UC Irvine
    Open Chemistry (OpenChem) provides a full curriculum of recorded lectures covering undergraduate chemistry plus selected graduate topics.
  • Khan Academy
  • Khan Academy – Organic Chemistry
  • MIT OpenCourse Ware
    MIT Open Courseware offers an extensive series of online courses in Chemistry. Course format generally includes lecture videos, interactive concept quizzes (solution key), problem sets, terms and definitions, suggested topics and links, and exams (with solution key).
  • TED Talks: By Brilliant Women in STEM
    These women are trailblazers inspiring a new generation of girls to follow their lead and change the ratio in STEM (science, math, engineering and tech).
  • Top University Videos
    This Digital Library portal contains the metadata of the YouTube Channels of the world’s Top Universities.
  • Saylor Courses
    Explore the real-world applications of chemistry.
    Free Online Lectures and Courses for Chemistry.
  • Open Course Library Resources
    Introduction to Chemistry (Inorganic)
  • Chemistry Crash Course
    Great to watch before tackling a new topic with broad background information
  • Master Organic Chemistry
    Videos describing how to work organic chemistry problems.
  • Mayer from TTU
    Compilation of videos about organic chemistry
  • Mike Christiansen
    Tons of short videos on general, organic, and biochemistry
  • Allery Chemistry – YouTube channel
    Revision videos created for various secondary school Chemistry exams. Useful for revising previously acquired knowledge.
  • Chemistry the Central Science – Ohio State University
    Introductory General Chemistry Resources

      Labs, Simulations and Toolkits

      Additional Resources

        Periodical tables

        • Interactive Periodic table
          The Royal Society of Chemistry’s interactive periodic table features history, alchemy, podcasts, videos, and data trends across the periodic table.
        • WebElements
          The periodic table of the chemical elements on the web.

        Organic chemistry/Inorganic chemistry

        • Macrogalleria
          Provides a wealth of information around polymers, created by the University of Southern Mississippi.
        • Molecule of the Month
          As the name suggests, every month a link to information about a new molecule is added to this site. An alternative collection is available at com.
        • Organic Chemistry Portal
          Offers an overview of recent topics, interesting reactions, and information on important chemicals for organic chemists.
        • Organic Synthesis
          Provides detailed, reliable, and carefully checked procedures for the synthesis of organic compounds.
        • Organometallic HyperTextBook
          This site, created by Rob Toreki, is designed as a reference tool for students that are starting out in the area of organometallic chemistry. It includes information on a wide range of topics as well as links to other useful Internet resources.


        Analytical chemistry

        • Analytical Sciences Digital Library
          This site, funded by the US National Science Foundation (NSF), provides a collection of peer-reviewed analytical science resources for researchers, teachers, students, and interested amateurs.


        • Crystallography 101
          Interactive learning resource around protein crystallography created by Bernhard Rupp.
        • Crystallography – applets and simulations
          Various applets and simulations to visualise the process and concepts.
        • Crystallography Open Database
          Open access structural database which allows CIF downloads.
        • Crystalworks
          Provides crystallographic structural data. Queen Mary students and staff can register for free.
        • E-Crystals
          The archive for Crystal Structures generated by the Southampton Chemical Crystallography Group and the EPSRC UK National Crystallography Service.