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Chemistry & Biochemistry: Articles

Research guide for chemistry

Finding Articles

  • SciFinder (Chemical Abstracts)
    SciFinder (1907 to present) is a comprehensive source for chemical information, covering scientific journals, patents, conference proceedings, and technical reports. SciFinder requires each user to create their own account for access.
  • Web of Science
    Web of Science  is a multidisciplinary index that covers the sciences, social sciences, and arts & humanities.Coverage includes scholarly journals, books, reports, conference proceedings, and more. Web of Science includes the following citation databases: Science Citation Index Expanded (1900 to present) Social Sciences Citation Index (1956 to present) and Arts & Humanities Citation Index (1975 to present), Conference Proceedings Citation Indexes (1990 to present; >110,000 conferences).
  • PubChem (contains small molecules, but also larger molecules such as nucleotides, carbohydrates, lipids, peptides, and chemically-modified macromolecules)
  • PubMed (NLM)
    PubMed (1948 to present) is a comprehensive index to biomedical and life sciences journals.
  • ScienceDirect
    Provides access to scholarly and peer reviewed journals in all areas of science.
  • American Chemical Society Publications
    American Chemical Society (ACS) Publications provides full-text coverage and covers all disciplines of chemistry.
  • Google Scholar
    Scholarly literature, including peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, preprints, abstracts and technical reports and more.

Also useful:

  • SpringerLink Journals
    Full-text coverage of scientific, technical, and medical journals, books, protocols and reference works.
  • Wiley Online Library
    A multidisciplinary collection of online resources covering life, health and physical sciences, social science, and the humanities.
  • Annual Reviews
    Database of review literature for focused disciplines within the biomedical, life, physical, and social sciences. Provides comprehensive, collections of critical reviews written by leading scientists.
  • Science Magazine
    Covers scientific articles and news, commentary, and cutting-edge research, with full text of the journal's news stories, research reports, and commentary.
  • Nature (NPG)
    Nature Publishing Group (NPG) combines Nature, Nature Research Journals, Nature Reviews Journals, NPG Academic Journals and NPG Reference publications. A major information resource for biological and physical sciences.
  • Academic Search Premier (EBSCO)
    General database that covers a wide range of research resources, including core subjects from applied science to art.
  • Oxford Journals
    Provides access to the academic and research journals of Oxford University Press, encompassing the science, technical, professional, medical, humanities, arts, and social sciences.
  • General Science Full Text (EBSCO)
    Full-text science news and research and popular science articles. Covers astronomy, biology, chemistry, geology, environment, genetics, math, medicine, oceanography, physics, physiology, zoology, etc.
  • OmniFile Full Text Mega (EBSCO)
    A multidisciplinary database covering applied sciences, art, education, humanities, law, social sciences, business and technology.
  • Name Reactions 
    Organic chemistry portal.

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*Organic Chemistry Portal (Hot topics, reactions, chemical information for organic chemists)

*Chemical Information Sources (Wikibook: Describes high quality chemical information resources and their effective use) (free resource for searching databases on toxicology, hazardous chemicals, and environmental health)

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