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When you have an article with references, you can see if a particular reference is available by looking the journal's name up at the link below. Then you can use the volume and date information to navigate to the article. If we don't have access to that journal, we usually can get it from another library.
This online collection of journals in chemistry is an indispensable resource for chemists. Though not everything indexed in SciFinder will be here, the ACS is the most important and largest publisher of journals in the field.
Citations, abstracts, and full text articles of 47 American Chemical Society journals and other publications. Full text extends to the first issue of publication.
Another journal of interest to chemists is not published by the ACS.
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Two important journals that cover all of the sciences with both news articles and research articles (announcing new and significant research) are only available in print, shelved alphabetically with the other print journals on the lower level
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SciFinder is an incredibly informative database. You can search by chemical structure (and import your structures from ChemDraw), keep track of your references, find information about substances and compounds, regulatory information, and more. There is a learning curve, but it's possibly the most powerful database ever compiled for scientific research. To find full text of articles or to request them from other libraries, click on "link to other sources." You may need to enable popups on your browser for this window to open.
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This search engine points toward scholarly research rather than all Web-based sources. It is stronger in the sciences than in the humanities, with social sciences somewhere in between. One interesting feature of Google Scholar is that in includes a link to sources that cite a particular item. Not all of the articles in Google Scholar are free; the library can obtain many of them for you through Interlibrary loan.
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Science Citation Index Expanded, Social Sciences Citation Index, and Arts & Humanities Citation Index of the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI). Besides indexing a wide range of journals in the sciences, social sciences, and history, this resource allows you to search for articles that cite a specific author or published work. Coverage from 1997 to the present. Click on the "Web of Science" tab to limit your search to one or more specific citation databases.
These volumes provide basic information on the most important synthetic reactions and on reliable methods for preparing organic compounds.
ORGANIC REACTIONS, v 1, 1942 - (QD 251 .O7)
ORGANIC SYNTHESES, v. 20, 1940 - (QD 262 .O7); also available online.
Two other annual publications review recent research of interest in the fields of biochemistry and physical chemistry.
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