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Chemistry Databases

Vernon Leighton
Contact for Assistance: Library Liaison for Chemistry

Scholarly, FullText and Citations
  • American Chemical Society
    Thirty four full text journals from the American Chemical Society, with complete runs including titles from the 19th century.
  • Chimica via Engineering Village
    Included in Engineering Village are Chimica, a bibliographic database to scholarly Chemistry journals, and Chemical Business NewsBase: *Chimica: Covers 600 chemistry journals from 1998 to the present *Chemical Business NewsBase: Leading chemical business news
  • CRC Handbooks
    CRC Site for Combined Chemical Dictionary, Handbook for Chemistry and Physics, and Polymers properties database. These resources can also be accessed via ChemVillage.
  • ScienceDirect
    This database has all scholarly articles, mostly from sciences, though some social sciences. Citations from 1980 to present. Some full text starting in 1993, more full text from 1997 to the present.
    • Find it! on ScienceDirect
      This one minute video tutorial shows how the get to the "Find it! at WSU" button in the ScienceDirect database after the 2012 interface upgrade.
Scholarly, Citations, Free Access Worldwide
  • PubChem
    Database of chemical compounds linked to toxicology data and PubMed citations.
  • PubMed
    Comprehensive index to medical literature from the National Library of Medicine.
    • PubMed MeSH Tutorial
      An online tutorial to how to seach for Medical Subject Headings and combine them in the PubMed database.
    • PubMed Filter Instructions
      NOTE: PubMed eliminated its "Limits" page in the summer of 2012. It now uses what it calls "filters" to narrow results. This link goes to help pages regarding filters.
  • Springerlink
    Searching all Springer publications, with citations and abstracts. Full text is rarely available. The "Find it! at WSU" system is not available, so one must obtain interlibrary loans using the WSU Library Interlibrary Loan page.
  • Wiley Online Library
    Searching all Wiley publications, with citations and abstracts. Full text is rarely available. To access the Find it! at WSU system, go to the full record display, and look for the link next to the "Get PDF" link.
  • WSU Chemistry Reference
    More links to Reference Information freely available on the Web related to chemistry developed by Library staff at Winona State University.
    • ChemIDplus
      A search engine for compounds that retrieves toxicological information from many databases at the National Library of Medicine.
Spectra
  • FiveAsh Chemical Spectra
    Instructions for how to access chemical spectra if you are logged into the WSU campus network.
Other Databases that may have some items in Chemistry
  • FirstSearch Complete
    Over 60 different databases available covering all areas of study. Relevant Databases for Chemistry include: Dissertation Abstracts International. Need password to enter, check at Reference Desk for help.
  • Materials Research Database with METADEX
    A suite of databases from ProQuest (formerly Cambridge Scientific) relating to materials science and engineering. Sources covered include over 3,000 periodicals, conference proceedings, technical reports, etc. Strong in metallurgy and composite engineering.
  • EBSCO eBook Collection
    MINITEX program providing access to over 14,000 ebooks for browsing or 'checkout' Some titles Provided by ELM: Electronic Library for Minnesota
  • Science Online
    Primarily high school audience. Provided by Facts on File, supplies diagrams, biographies, definitions, timelines and essays on science topics for the classroom.
  • WorldCat
    The combined catalog from over 72,000 libraries, including the Library of Congress through FirstSearch.
Internet links by Subject: Chemistry
For nonjournal information, try these Web links.

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