Cheng Library Acquires Major Archive of Journals in Chemistry

Cheng Library acquires the American Chemical Society’s Legacy Archives journal package.

This fall, Cheng Library added the American Chemical Society’s Legacy Archives journal package to its online collection. The package consists of every research journal and news periodical published by the American Chemical Society (ACS) from 1879 through the end of 1995. In total, the Legacy Archives contains more than 460,000 articles.

The core of the collection consists of 22 major journals published by the ACS, including many note-worthy peer-reviewed titles. (A partial list is below.)

The Library also maintains current subscriptions for eleven of the journals in the package, along with some newer titles, providing access to this content through the present.

Articles from the collection, which are hosted on the Society’s online platform, are indexed in the Scopus database, available from the Library. Articles are also accessible through Google Scholar. When students and faculty use the Google Scholar link provided by the Library, they can connect to subscription periodicals from any source.

Acquisition of this journal archive was made possible by the William Paterson University Administration through a supplemental funding appropriation.

For more information about the ACS Legacy Archives collection, please contact Richard Kearney, Electronic Resources Librarian (, or Hao Zeng, Library Liaison to the Department of Chemistry(

Selected Journals in the ACS Legacy Archives:

  • Accounts of Chemical Research,
  • Analytical Chemistry,
  • Biochemistry,
  • Chemical Reviews,
  • Chemistry of Materials,
  • Journal of Organic Chemistry,
  • Journal of Physical Chemistry,
  • Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry,
  • Inorganic Chemistry,
  • Journal of Medicinal Chemistry,
  • Environmental Science & Technology,
  • Macromolecules, and
  • Organometallics.


September 26, 2016