Articles & Databases : Chemistry
Search the full run of Chemical Abstracts, including sub-structure searching. Can also search by drawing chemical structures or reactions. Links to full-text where available.
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Merges CrossFire Beilstein, CrossFire Gmelin, and Patent Chemistry Database in one interface. Provides extensive coverage of high-quality, authoritative information and experimental data in organic, inorganic and organometalic chemistry.
American Chemical Society (ACS) Publications
Includes full-text access to journals published by ACS. The collection also includes the Legacy Archives which covers access to all titles, volumes, issues, and articles published by the ACS from 1879 to 1995.
Database from the Royal Society of Chemistry that indexes current analytical science literature, including more than 100 journals. Covers 1980 to present; updated daily.
[Royal Society of Chemistry]
Coverage: coverage varies
Includes the Biological and Medical Sciences Suite, the Physical Sciences Suite, and the Social Sciences Suite.
Applied Science and Technology Full Text
Abstracts and indexes periodicals covering the fields of engineering, aeronautics, chemistry, computer technology and applications, earth sciences, energy and environment, mathematics, metallurgy and physics. With full text from 1997-present.
Provides electronic access to a large collection of bioscience handbooks published by CRC Press. Subject areas include: Biochemistry, Bioinformatics, Biomedical Engineering, Biostatistics, Immunology, Microbiology, Nanobiotechnology, Biotechnology, Neuroscience, Pharmacology, Toxicology, and Epidemiology.
CAMEO Chemicals Database
Online library of more than 6,000 data sheets containing response-related information and recommendations for hazardous materials that are commonly transported, used, and/or stored in the United States. Also contains the Chemical Reactivity Worksheet, which you can use to predict potential reactive hazards between chemicals of concern. Developed jointly by three U.S. Federal agencies: the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the U.S. Coast Guard.
Comprehensive database for the ceramics industry, providing international coverage on the manufacture, processing, applications, properties and testing of traditional and advanced ceramics.
This resource includes a wealth of chemical information from major chemistry and chemical engineering reference works published by Chapman & Hall/CRC. Titles include the Combined Chemical Dictionary (CCD), The CRC Handbook of Chemistry & Physics, Polymers: A Property Database, and Properties of Organic Compounds.
Conference Proceedings Citation Index
Provides access to the published literature from conferences, symposia, seminars, colloquia, workshops, and conventions worldwide; two editions cover the sciences, social sciences and humanities, 1990 to the present. Part of Web of Science.
Copper Technical Reference Library (formerly Copper Data Center Database)
Online bibliographic database of the world's literature on copper, copper alloys, and copper technology.
International sources of literature are scanned and abstracted in the areas of general corrosion, testing, corrosion characteristics, preventive measures, materials construction and performance, and equipment for many industries.
CRC Handbook of Chemistry & Physics
Online version of reference work that provides chemical and physical data for scientists and engineers.
[CRC/Taylor and Francis]
Current Chemical Reactions
Contains single- and multi-step new synthetic methods taken from leading journals and patents from 36 issuing authorities; overall reaction flow is provided for each method, along with a detailed and accurate graphical representation of each reaction step. Includes additional structure data records from the Institut National de la Propriété Industrielle (INPI), the national intellectual property office of France, dating back to the 1840.
Current Contents Connect
Coverage: 1998 to Present
Includes complete tables of contents and bibliographic information from leading scholarly journals and books, as well as evaluated Web sites and documents.
Dictionary of Drugs
Formerly Pharmasource. Database holding information on chemical substances. It includes descriptive and numerical data on chemical, physical and biological properties of compounds; systematic and common names of compounds; literature references; structure diagrams and their associated connection tables.
Dictionary of Inorganic & Organometallic Compounds
A structured database containing over 101,000 representative organometallic, inorganic, and coordination compounds.
Dictionary of Organic Compounds
A database of organic substances, containing chemical, physical, and biological data together with key literature references and structure diagrams.
Ebsco eBook Collection
Coverage: coverage varies
Ebsco eBook Collection includes several thousand electronic books, or eBooks on a variety of subjects, including public access books. Please note some ebooks are be available to only to a single user at one time. If using a Mac, use the Safari browser for best results.
Emerging Sources Citation Index
Covers relatively new high-quality, peer-reviewed publications of regional importance in emerging research fields, from 2005 to present. The journals are being evaluated over a period of time for inclusion in the highly selective Web of Science indexes on the arts and humanities, science, and social sciences.
Provides electronic access to a large collection of forensics and law enforcement books published by CRC Press. Subject areas include: Arson & fire investigation; computer crime investigation; counerterrorism; criminal justice & law; disaster planning & recovery; emergency response; forensic chemistry; forensic pathology; forensics; homeland security; law enforcement; and security management.
Coverage: Coverage varies
Includes journals from the fields of science, technology and medicine.
Note: Full-text access varies
Coverage: 1993 to Present
Contains the structures and critical supporting data for novel organic compounds reported in leading international journals; a source of new information on biologically active compounds and natural products.
Journal Citation Reports
Coverage: 1999 --
Compiles articles' cited references, to help measure research influence and impact at the journal and category levels, and show the relationship between citing and cited journals. Evaluates leading journals worldwide, in the sciences and social sciences. Part of the InCites platform available through Web of Science.
Spectroscopy resource that provides access to 1.4 million spectra (IR, NMR, MS, Raman, UV-Vis) plus chemical structures and properties. Search KnowItAll U via the web interface (KnowItAll Anyware) or download the client software (KnowItAll Informatics Systems) to have access to a number of chemistry, spectroscopy, and chemometrics tools.
Merck Index Online
Offers information on chemicals, drugs and biologicals; contains monographs, as well as historic records not available in the print edition.
[Royal Society of Chemistry]
Explains disorders, who is likely to get them, their symptoms, how they're diagnosed, how they might be prevented, and how they can be treated; also provides information about prognosis and additional resources. Choose the Professional Version for advanced content or Consumer Version for content easier to understand.
Comprehensive source for information on metals and alloys: their properties, manufacturing, applications, and development.
Note: Over 950,000 References
MSDS on CD-ROM
Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) for over 77,000 compounds. Search chemical name, CAS #, molecular formula, or Sigma/Aldrich/Fluka product #. Updated quarterly.
Note: Information may be accessed on standalone computer in Fenwick Library Research Commons
National Library of Energy
Find and access information from sources throughout the U.S. Department of Energy. Coverage includes: science and R&D, including materials previously located in Science Accelerator; energy and technology for industry and homeowners; energy market information and analysis; and nuclear security and environmental management.
[U.S. Department of Energy]
Provides full-text, archived access to select Nature Publishing Group journals, along with access to the current issues of several other NPG titles.
Contains more than 300 Oxford University Press dictionaries and reference works. Texts are updated after new editions of the print book are published.
Oxford University Press Journals
Coverage: coverage varies
Over 100 periodical titles in the fields of the humanities, social sciences, and the sciences. The full text is generally available for the past several years, though abstracts of articles date back additional years.
Papers included in every congress, conference, exposition, workshop, symposium, and meeting received at The British Library Document Supply Centre.
Note: 2,3 million records. Updated 24 times a year.
Provides electronic access to a large collection of physics handbooks published by CRC Press. Selected subject areas include: general and introductory physics, industrial physics, fluid dynamics, biophysics, geophysics, quantum physics, statistical physics and thermodynamics, and medical physics.
Citations and the table of contents for every congress, symposium, conference, exposition, workshop and meeting received at the British Library.
ProQuest Research Library
Provides access to more than 4,000 titles from general reference databases, including a diversified mix of scholarly journals, trade publications, and magazines covering over 150 academic disciplines.
Provides information on the biological activities of small molecules. It includes substance informaiton, compound structures, and BioActivity data in three primary databases: Pcsubstance, Pccompound, and PCBioAssay.
Royal Society of Chemistry eBooks
This resource is a point of reference for anyone working in the chemical sciences. Over 1000 books, spanning more than 40 years, have been digitized as fully-searchable PDF files resulting in an overview of research and opinion in a multitude of areas of chemical science.
Russian Science Citation Index
Coverage: 2005 to Present
Contains records of articles from the Scientific Electronic Library eLIBRARY.RU, the largest Russian information portal in the fields of science, technology, medicine and education.
Science Citation Index Expanded
A multidisciplinary database covering the journal literature of the sciences. Over 8,500 major journals are indexed across 150+ disciplines, from 1900 to the present. Part of Web of Science.
Comprises resources for study in areas of both the applied and general sciences. Coverage dates back to 1986, and features access to over 1030 titles, with more than 760 available in full text.
Science of Synthesis
Provides a critical review of the synthetic methodology developed from the early 1800s to-date for the entire field of organic and organometallic chemistry. Includes full-text descriptions of organic transformations and synthetic methods as well as experimental procedures. Updated regularly with new information and special topics of interest to the synthetic chemist.
Online access to the journal Science. Includes daily news, First Release (previously Science Express), Science Signaling, and Science Translational Medicine.
[American Association for the Advancement of Science]
Features multimedia videos highlighting the U.S. Department of Energy's scientific research. It contains videos produced by the DOE National Laboratories, other DOE research facilities, and the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN).
Coverage: coverage varies
Provides online access (searching and browsing) to journals and ebooks published by Elsevier and its partners. Most disciplines are covered, including science, medicine, economics and the social sciences.
Unique to George Mason University, this metasearch engine queries up to 21 science-related information resources simultaneously. The top 100 or so hits from each source are collected, duplicates are removed and what remains is ranked by presumed relevancy in the retrieval set.
No longer available. For a similar resource, please consult KnowItAll U.
Springer eBook Collections
Provides access to more than 45,000 titles in the areas of Behavioral Sciences, Biomedical and Life Sciences, Business and Management, Chemistry and Materials Science, Computer Science, Earth and Environmental Science, Economics and Finance, Education, Energy, Engineering, Humanities, Social Sciences and Law, Mathematics/Statistics, Medicine, Physics and Astronomy, and Professional and Applied Computing. The collections are searchable down to the chapter level, and are integrated with available Springer online journals.
Coverage: coverage varies
Provides online access to over 480 journals, books, book series (including Lecture Notes in Computer Science and Topics in Current Chemistry), protocols, and reference works published by Springer and its partners. Covers subjects in computer science, engineering, humanities, social sciences, law, business and economics, biomedical and life sciences.
Search this resource for physical and chemical data in materials science. Includes 250,000 substances and material systems, 3,000 properties, and 1,200,000 literature citations.
Taylor & Francis Online
Search, browse, and access the full text of more than 2,000 journals published by Taylor & Francis covering the humanities, medicine, the social sciences, science, and technology.
This database, produced by the U.S. National Library of Medicine, provides bibliographic citations and abstracts from the core journal literature in all areas of toxicology, including chemicals and pharmaceuticals, pesticides, environmental pollutants and mutagens and teratogens.
National Library of Medicine's Toxicology Data Network. Includes databases on toxicology, hazardous chemicals, environmental health, and toxic releases.
Web of Science: Core Collection
Contains citations and searchable author abstracts, covering scholarly literature in journals, books and conference proceedings. Includes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Social Sciences Citation Index, Arts and Humanities Citation Index, Book Citation Index, Conference Proceedings Citation Index, Current Chemical Reactions, Index Chemicus, and Emerging Sources Citation Index. Additional resources available by selecting from the dropdown list next to the Core Collection heading.
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