The databases listed here are considered trusted academic sources for chemical information. The content they provide is often used as literature references for students' laboratory reports and research projects. Remember to cite them properly. The SDBS database is especially useful for organic chemistry homework and lab reports for literature IR spectra.The WebBook is useful for thermodynamic data, physical and chemical properties about a particular compound and Chemspider provides general chemical information. The MSDS database is useful in determining the hazards of any chemicals you may be using in your work.