Academic Resources

Academic Software


Data analysis and graphing software of choice for scientists and engineers in commercial industries, academia, and government laboratories. VISTEC OriginPro network license request form


Drawing software that allows users to sketch skeletal structures of chemical compounds, which can be moved into other programs, e.g., MS Word, PowerPoint, and Adobe Illustrator. VISTEC ChemDraw Software Request Form


A reference management software package manages references and citations when writing essays and articles. VISTEC EndNote Software Request Form


An Internet-based plagiarism-prevention service. The results can be used to identify similarities to existing sources or in formative assessment to help students learn how to avoid plagiarism and improve their writing. VISTEC Turnitin Request Form

Gaussian and Gaussview for Windows

Chemists, chemical engineers, biochemists, physicists, and other scientists worldwide use a series of electronic structure programs. Gaussian provides a wide-ranging suite of the most advanced modeling capabilities available. Users can use it to investigate real-world chemical problems, in all of their complexity, even on modest computer hardware. Gaussian for Windows Software Request Form

MATLAB Campus-Wide License

Unlimited use of MATLAB and Simulink products for VISTEC faculty, researchers, and students both on and off campus and on any device. Go to VISTEC MATLAB Portal to get started and see a list of available products. You can download your license products immediately via your VISTEC email or download licensed products immediately at:

Also, we provide a MATLAB Classroom license which includes toolboxes: • MATLAB • Simulink • Computer Vision Toolbox • Control System Toolbox • Image Processing Toolbox If you would like to attend the MATLAB classroom, please get in touch with the Librarian.

Grammarly Business App

A writing assistant that reviews spelling, grammar, punctuation, clarity, engagement, and delivery mistakes in real-time. To join Grammarly, please submit your info. Your team admin will manage the Grammarly account for you. Grammarly Request Link

Online Courses

ACS Essentials of Lab Safety for General Chemistry (Online Courses)

VISTEC provides the online course "ACS Essentials of Lab Safety for General Chemistry." This concise course provides essential lab safety training, ensuring a safer and more informed laboratory environment.

For more information, please contact: Dr.Wasusate (Safety Officer) 

E-mail:, Tel: 033014086

ACS Essentials of Lab Safety Link:


To enhance skill training at VISTEC, we have subscribed to edX, a top-tier online learning platform. Students enrolled in Leadership & Professional Development courses now have the option to meet their course requirements through various online alternatives. 

If you're not enrolled but curious about edX, other students and VISTEC community members can send inquiries to 

Online Reference Databases


An abstract and citation database was launched in 2004. Scopus covers peer-reviewed journals in top-level subject fields: life sciences, social sciences, physical sciences, and health sciences.

SciFinder-n with MethodsNow Analysis

A research discovery application that provides integrated access to the world’s most comprehensive and authoritative source of references, substances, and reactions in chemistry and related sciences. Log in to the database link: New users must register via the Scifinder-n Registration Link to obtain an ID first. VISTEC Scifinder-n Request Form

The Cambridge Structural Database (CSD)

One of the first numerical scientific databases to make maximum use of crystallographic data in applications in the life sciences and crystallography. VISTEC CSD Request Form


Intellectual properties and patents search tools. Analysis extracts meaningful information on competitors and technology trends from IP data. Sign up for PatSnap by VISTEC email. To access PatSnap from off-campus, users must connect to the VPN. VISTEC PatSnap and LandScape Request Form

Online Journals


Nature Publishing Group (Springer Nature) is the world’s premier information resource for the basic biological and physical sciences, combining the excellence of: Nature, Nature Research Journal, and Nature Review.

The Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC)

A leading role in the chemical sciences, communicating cutting-edge research and its applications through highly respected journals and its program of international conferences, seminars, and workshops.

American Chemical Society (ACS)

Peer-reviewed journals with cutting-edge articles across a broad spectrum of scientific disciplines. The breadth and scope of ACS Publications journals are unparalleled, stretching across chemistry, physics, and biology.


ScienceDirect online journals covering Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Energy, Material Science, and Physics and Astronomy subjects from 634 journals since 2002. 

Cell Press

VISTEC has provided access to several titles from Cell Press, including Cell, Chem, Chem Catalysis, Current Biology, Joule, Molecular Cell, and Structure. These journals can be accessed through the ScienceDirect database platform.

Wiley Online Library

The international scientific, technical, medical, and scholarly publications of John Wiley & Sons, with strengths in every major academic and professional field and partnerships with many of the world’s leading societies. Full text dating back to 1998. 


A visionary information service created for the Internet. SpringerLink is divided according to fields into the Online Libraries of life sciences, chemical sciences, computer science, physics & astronomy, and engineering. IOP Science: An online service for journal content published by IOP Publishing. IOPscience embraces innovative technologies to make it easier for researchers to access scientific, technical, and medical content.

IOP Science

An online service for journal content published by IOP Publishing. IOPscience embraces innovative technologies to make it easier for researchers to access scientific, technical, and medical content.

American Physical Society (APS)

A nonprofit membership organization working to advance and diffuse the knowledge of physics through its outstanding research journals, scientific meetings, education, outreach, advocacy, and international activities.

The American Institute of Physics (AIP)

Provides the global physical science community with a comprehensive collection of highly cited peer-reviewed scientific information. Researchers at nearly 4,000 institutions worldwide access it.

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS)

One of the world’s most cited and comprehensive multidisciplinary scientific journals, publishing more than 3,200 research papers annually. All researchers accept submissions.

Science AAAS

Science has been at the center of important scientific discovery since its founding in 1880. Today, Science continues to publish the very best in research across the sciences, with articles consistently ranking among the most cited worldwide. 

IEEE/IET Electronic Library (IEL)

IEEE Xplore provides web access to full-text documents from some of the world’s most highly cited electrical engineering, computer science, and electronics publications.