1969

  • U.S. Department of Defense implements ARPANET (advanced research projects agency network) to demonstrate how communications between computers could promote cooperative research among scientists.

1983

  • U.S. National Science Foundation incorporates ARPANET into its new INTERNET (interactive network).

1991

  • The CORE project, to create a prototype of an electronic library of ACS journals, is established cooperatively by ACS, CAS, Bellcore, OCLC, and Cornell University.

1992

  • First sites appear on the World Wide Web.

1995

  • CAS begins Internet coverage of chemical science resources that are only available in electronic form.

1996

  • ACS creates ChemCenter, a web service to access a wide variety of chemical information. Includes full text of 26 ACS journals.