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CHEMINFO, Chemical Information Sources from Indiana University, has its origins in the Indiana University chemical information courses and the list "Some Chemistry Resources on the Internet." On January 14, 1993, Polly-Alida Farrington, a librarian at Folsom Library, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, requested on CHMINF-L that she be notified of "great chemistry related internet resources." With her permission, Gary Wiggins compiled the responses that often cited lists compiled by Dr. Thomas O'Haver and others, and the resulting list was circulated via CHMINF-L on February 24, 1993.

Later in 1993, Gary annotated the entries and arranged them in categories. The resulting compilation, "Some Chemistry Resources on the Internet," was sent to CHMINF-L subscribers in ten versions between October 1993 and February 1995, growing from 60 to over 200 entries. The work was warmly received by chemistry Internet users. The American Chemical Society put the list on its gopher, and it was included on the gopher at the Clearinghouse for Subject-Oriented Internet Resource Guides at the University of Michigan. Version 7b (June 11, 1994) was published in the authoritative printed guide, The Internet Compendium: Subject Guides to Health and Science Resources. (New York: Neal-Schuman, 1995. pp. 205-218).

With the increasing popularity of the Web, requests to convert the resource list to HTML were received from California to Portugal between January and September 1994. On September 13, 1994 Dr. Joseph Warden of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute informed Gary of the existence of his HTML version, and that site was announced by Gary to CHMINF-L subscribers the following day. In a few short weeks, "Some Chemistry Resources on the Internet" (later called Internet Chemistry Resources; disabled in 1999) became a very popular Web site. It was selected as one of the Best Chemistry Web Sites of 1995, and Lynn Willis, writing in the ACS journal CHEMTECH (1995, 25(2), 8-11) called it "the definitive resource for Internet surfers."

Work on Chemical Information Sources from Indiana University: CIS-IU (later named Selected Internet Resources for Chemistry: SIRCh) began in the Spring of 1995 and ended in December 2006. In the summer of 1997, it was decided to bring together all of the Web sites at Indiana University with significant chemical information content under the title CHEMINFO: Chemical Information Sources from Indiana University In 2006, many of those pages were converted to Wiki format, including: