Chemistry Research Guide

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Try these databases first to find journal articles in this discipline.
  • SciFinder (1907 to present)
    Covers scholarly journals in all areas of chemistry.
  • Web of Science (1984 to present)
    Search thousands of journals across the sciences and social sciences and track cited references to locate more recent articles.
  • INSPEC (1969 to present)
    Index of publications in all areas of physics, engineering, and computer sciences.
  • PubMed (1966 to present)
    Premiere biomedical index, includes MEDLINE and links to molecular biology databases.
  • TOXLINE
    Index to articles on the biochemical, pharmacological, and physiological effects of drugs and other chemicals.

For more databases, use the subject filter on A-Z Databases

Use these encyclopedias and reference works to get started on a topic.
  • Reference Universe
    Searchable index of the library's entire reference collection, both print and electronic.
Find streaming audio and video in these collections.
  • Kanopy Streaming Video
    Kanopy offers a broad selection of thousands of streaming films, documentaries, and theatrical releases covering a wide variety of subject areas, with additional new releases launched monthly. If close-captioning is not included, it can be requested. Interactive transcripts are included. Note that US feature films are not typically part of the Kanopy offerings.
Start with these recommended freely available resources in this discipline.

Index to Physical, Chemical and Other Property Data look up a property and find out where to find it

Spectra and Spectral Data Resources to locate spectral information (University of Texas at Austin)

Translate journal abbreviation using JAbbr, All that JAS or CASSI from the American Chemical Society

    Research Help

    Need help with any part of the research process?  Please feel free to make an appointment with a Research & Instruction Librarian!

    Citing Sources

    Zotero [zoh-TAIR-oh] is a free application that collects, manages, and formats citations and bibliographies. Zotero also helps organize your research by allowing you to attach PDFs, notes, and images to your references. You can arrange your sources into collections for different projects and tag them for easy searching.  You can get information about installing and using Zotero on the Library's guide on to How to Cite Sources

    For more information about how to appropriately use sources in your work, visit these guides:

    The Writing Center's Using Sources Guide

    Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison Writer's Handbook on Avoiding Plagiarism

      Fundamentals of biochemistry : life at the molecular level (Voet, Donald, author.) Frost Library; QD415 .V65 2016