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Databases for Chemistry
Recommended Chemistry Databases
The databases below are databases specific to the field of chemistry. They feature resources and have special tools and features specific to finding chemistry research.
Reaxys is your BEST BET for chemistry research. It is a powerful tool to search for substances, reactions, and articles. Search Reaxys by using keywords and phrases or drawing chemical structures and reactions as your search. If you can't access the full text of an article in Reaxys, submit an Interlibrary Loan request.
ACS (American Chemical Society) Web Editions
Provides full text access to peer-reviewed journals and e-books published by the American Chemical Society (ACS). Also provides access to the ACS style guide.
General Science Databases
The databases below are some of the general science databases that may be helpful when researching broad chemistry topics or topics that are interdisciplinary within other science fields.
Citations, abstracts and some full-text scholarly articles covering a wide range of science and health sciences topics.*China: Limited Access.
Gale's In Context: Science is an engaging online resource that provides contextual information on hundreds of today's most significant science topics. Includes academic journals, experiments, news, biographies, and more.
General Science Full-Text
Abstracts and articles from leading professional journals and popular science magazines.
The database below is mainly for physics but it may be helpful when researching chemistry topics.
The databases below are some of the nursing and health science databases that may be helpful when researching biochemistry and pre-med topics.
Nursing & Allied Health Database (ProQuest)
Articles from over 700 Nursing & Allied Health journals, plus over 12,000 full-text dissertations, covering research in nursing and related fields.
PubMed comprises more than 24 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites.
If you have searched PubMed and located a citation of interest, check for full-text icons in the upper right corner of the display above the citation. Some full text articles may be free, for example those archived in the PubMed Central® (PMC) database.
Full-text subset of PubMed. PMC contains more than 6 million full-text records, spanning several centuries of biomedical and life science research (late 1700s to present). Content is added to the archive through journal and publisher program deposit, author manuscript deposit, and digitization projects.
For those interested in teaching Chemistry or are a part of the Teacher Education program, the education databases below are a good place to start your research for concepts in science education. While these are education databases, they include scholarly journals such as the International Journal of Science Education and the Journal of Chemistry Education, among others.
TIP: Search ALL of three databases at once by clicking "Choose Databases" at the top and check the box for "Education Full Text" and "ERIC (via EbscoHost)" and "Education Source" and click OK to integrate all of the results in one search.
Education Full Text
Article citations and full-text articles for all aspects of education.
Education Resource Information Center sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences and the U.S. Department of Education, ERIC contains more than 1.3 million scholarly journal articles as well as other education-related material.
Combines content from other education databases such as Education Full-Text, Teacher Reference Center, and Professional Development Collection into one source.
Chemistry Education Journals
Below are a few specific journals relating to teaching chemistry:
Chemistry Education Research and Practice
The journal for teachers, researchers and other practitioners in chemistry education. CERP is free to access thanks to sponsorship by the Royal Society of Chemistry's Education Division.
Journal of Chemical Education
The Journal of Chemical Education is the official journal of the Division of Chemical Education of the American Chemical Society and publishes peer-reviewed articles and related information as a resource to those in the field of chemical education. JCE typically addresses chemical content, activities, laboratory experiments, instructional methods, and pedagogies.
The Chemical Educator
The Chemical Educator is a peer-reviewed journal serving the needs of all chemical education professionals as a reference to current topics, experiments, and teaching methodology.
Databases for Background Research
Sometimes you need to learn more about your research topic. The databases below will provide some background information from scholarly encyclopedias:
Credo Reference E-Book Collection
Reference e-books on a wide range of topics. Sources include dictionaries, encyclopedias, key concepts, key thinkers, handbooks, atlases, and more. Search by keyword or browse titles by topic.
Britannica's consolidated search makes it easy to find the content you need. With a single search, choose from a variety of content types including: articles, high-quality images and videos, Merriam-Webster dictionary entries, EBSCO journals and periodicals, and primary source texts.
*Funded by the State Library of Kansas. To access this resource, you will need a Kansas Library eCard. To register for an eCard, visit the Learning Commons Desk at Forsyth Library, contact Crystal Hutchinson (phone: 785-628-4645; email: firstname.lastname@example.org) or register at any public library in the state of Kansas.
Databases for Popular Magazine or Newspapers
Sometimes you need to learn more about your research topic or find a popular source (like a magazine or newspaper article) that references a scientific or peer-reviewed journal. The databases below provide some resources for finding popular newspapers or magazines articles that discuss and reference scientific research:
New York Times
Students, faculty and staff now have access to the full content of the NYT.com and NYT mobile apps. Activate your free pass and create an account by going to NYT Edupass
. You must use your FHSU e-mail address to create an account. Accounts are active for 364 days. If your account has expired use the same NYT Edupass link and log-in at that page to reactivate your account.*China: Limited Access.
General Science Full-Text
Abstracts and articles from leading professional journals and popular science magazines.
Finding Chemistry Books
Finding E-books and E-book Chapters
Use the links below to search for e-books and e-book chapters relating to topics in chemistry.
ProQuest Ebook Central
Proquest eBook Central is a highly interactive eBook database that covers all academic subject areas. The collection currently includes more than 186,000 titles from more than 280 of the world's leading academic, STM, and professional publishers.
Search using keywords and apply the "book chapter" filter on the sidebar under the "article type" heading. Results cover a wide range of science and health sciences topics. *China: Limited Access.
EBSCOhost eBook Collection
E-books on a range of topics. Search by keyword and use the filters along the side to narrow your search.
Finding Physical Books in the Catalog and on the Shelves
To search for a physical book in the library catalog, change the "search scope" to select "books and more" then search using keywords and use the sidebar filter to "Show Only > Available in the Library" and "Resource Type > Books".
When you find a book you're interested in, you can either sign into the catalog with your TigerNetID to place a hold and have the book ready for you to pick up at the Learning Commons Desk, or you can use the call number listed in the catalog to go find the book on the shelves.
If you would like to browse for books, look in the QD call number areas in the General Collection on the 2nd floor:
|Call Number Range
||Physical & Theoretical Chemistry
Finding Chemistry Journals
Finding Electronic Access to Chemistry Journals
Use the links below to search for electronic scholarly journals in the field of chemistry.
E-Journals at Forsyth Library
Search by journal title (or broad discipline keywords such as "biochemistry") to find out the journals you can access electronically through Forsyth Library. Click on "online access" to view the journal in one of the library's database(s) and see the date ranges of issues available.
Open Access Chemistry Journals
Browse chemistry subject journals in the Directory of Open Access Journals by using the sidebar filter "Subjects > Science > Chemistry"
Finding Chemistry Journals in Print
Print journals (or periodicals) are located on the Lower Level of Forsyth Library in the compact shelving. Search by journal title in the library catalog and use the sidebar filter to "Show Only > Available in the Library" and "Resource Type > Journals". For best results, put the journal title in quotation marks.
When you find a journal you're interested in, click the title to view the available format(s), location(s), years/issues available, and call number. Use hte location and call number listed in the catalog to go find the bound periodical on the shelves. Several journals are also available using microfilm, which require you to use the microfilm machines to view the contents.
Some of the most requested print journals in chemistry are listed below:
|American Chemical Society JI
||QD 1 .A5
||QD 1 .A67
|Chemical Society Reviews
||QD 1 .C624
|Helvetica Chimica Acta
||QD 1 .C624
|JI of Physical Chemistry
||QD 1 .J85
|JI of Physical Chemistry A
||QD 1 .J851
|JI of Physical Chemistry B
||QD 1 .J852
|JI of Chemical Education
||QD 1 .J93
||QD 71 .A53
|European JI of Inorganic Chemistry
||QD 146 .E97
|JI of Organic Chemistry
||QD 241 . J6
|JI of Chromatographic Science
||QD 271 .J66
|JI of Hetrocyclic Chemistry
||QD 400 .J6
|JI of Chemical Thermodynamics
||QD 501 .J78
Chemistry Reference Books
Dictionary of Organic Compounds by
Publication Date: 1995-10-01
This dictionary of organic compounds should be of interest to chemists, biochemists, biologists and pharmacologists working within academic, industrial or governmental organizations.
Encyclopedia of Chromatography by
Publication Date: 2005-04-01
Offering information for workers in analytical chemistry, experimental biology, physics, and engineering, this is a guide to specific chromatographic techniques and principles.
Handbook of Chemistry and Physics by
Publication Date: 2010-07-01
Mirroring the growth and direction of science for a century, the CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics, now in its 91st edition, continues to be the most accessed and respected scientific reference in the world, used by students and Nobel Laureates.
Lange's Handbook of Chemistry by
Publication Date: 2005-01-10
A standard reference for chemists for 70 years, this resource features an enormous compilation of facts, data, tabular material, and experimental findings in every area of chemistry.
The Merck Index by
Publication Date: 2006-11-03
The Merck Index is a one-volume encyclopedia of chemicals, drugs and biologicals that contains more than 10,000 monographs. Each monograph in this authoritative reference source is a concise description of a single substance or a small group of closely related compounds.
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Drawing Chemical Structures
Marvin suite is a chemically intelligent desktop toolkit built to help you draw, edit, publish, render, import and export your chemical structures and as well as allowing you to convert between various chemical and graphical file formats. It is free for individual, academic and non-commercial use.
ChemIDplus contains over 400,000 chemical records. More than 300,000 of those records include chemical structures. ChemIDplus is searchable by Name, Synonym, CAS Registry Number, Molecular Formula, Classification Code, Locator Code, Structure, and/or Physical properties.
ChemSpider is a free chemical structure database providing fast text and structure search access to over 63 million structures from hundreds of data sources.
NIST Chemical WebBook
NIST site provides chemical and physical property data on over 40000 compounds.