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Databases for Chemistry and Biochemistry

Looking for articles on a topic related to Chemistry and Biochemistry? Search in the recommended databases listed below.

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  • Web of Science

    This collection of databases offers an integrated, versatile research platform, it delivers easy access to high quality, diversified scholarly information in anthropology, biology, chemistry, biochemistry, criminology, education, environmental sciences, geography, geology, marine sciences, mathematics and statistics, physics, psychology, social work, sociology, as well as search and analysis tools that enhance this content. Includes Web of Science Core Collection, which consists of multidisciplinary content covers over 12,000 of the highest impact journals worldwide.  [Details]

    Tutorial:   Citation Report and H-index with Web of Science

  • SciFinder

    To acquire the registration link and instructions for registering for the web interface, contact Peter Fritzler (fritzlerp at uncw.edu) and/or Dan Pfohl (pfohld at uncw.edu). This resource is for UNCW students, faculty, and staff only.

    Premiere bibliographic and reference research tool for research in chemistry and marine sciences. SciFinder can be searched by research topic, substance identifier, chemical structure, chemical reaction, and/or author's name.  [Details]

  • PubMED

    Developed by the National Library of Medicine (NLM), PubMed is the most comprehensive biomedical research database, and a key resource used by scientists. Please see the PubMed Overview Sheet.  [Details]

    Tutorial:   PubMed Online Training

  • American Chemical Society Publications

    Search for citations and abstracts, of chemistry and biochemistry, through journals from the American Chemical Society.  [Details]

  • Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries Abstracts - (ASFA)

    Premier database for literature on the marine science, technology & management of marine, freshwater, & brackish water environments & organisms.  [Details]

  • Cambridge Journals Online

    Cambridge Journals Online is the online Cambridge University Press’s collection of several journals across the computer sciences, sciences, social sciences and humanities.   [Details]

  • Environmental Impact Statements: Digests

    Detailed abstracts and indexing of the hundreds of environmental impact statements issued each year by the federal government.  [Details]

  • PLoS

    Public Library of Science (PLoS) is a nonprofit publisher that publishes the following titles: PLoS Biology, PLoS Medicine, PLoS Computational Biology, PLoS Genetics, PLoS Pathogens, and PLoS Clinical Trials. PLoS uses an Open Access model to publish, meaning that all journal issues are available free of charge online from the moment of publication. PLoS Biology has an Institute for Scientific Information (ISI) impact factor of 14.7.  [Details]

  • Science Reference Center

    Starting January 1, 2015 this database will be replaced by​ Science in Context, ProQuest Biology, ProQuest Science Journals, and AccessScience (McGrawHill). Please visit 2015 Database Changes for more information.

     [Details]

  • SpringerLink

    SpringerLink offers online access to over 1400 fully peer reviewed journals and hundreds of ebooks in biomedicine, life science, clinical medicine, physics, engineering, mathematics, computer science, humanities, social work, sociology, and economics.  [Details]

  • TOXLINE

    Citations to articles, technical reports, theses on toxicological, pharmacological, biochemical and physiological effects of drugs and other chemicals.  [Details]

  • Wiley Online Library

    A multidisciplinary collection of academic areas of study including social sciences, humanities, education, social work, sociology, English, computer sciences, creative writing, engineering, psychology, law and criminology, life sciences, and business.  [Details]

  • WorldCat Dissertations and Theses
    This database contains records for over 5 million items cataloged as dissertations, theses, or published materials based on theses or dissertations, in WorldCat, including titles provided by NetLibrary. The database allows users to quickly and efficiently retrieve records for theses and dissertations.
     [Details]

  • WorldCat [FirstSearch Interface]

    Books and other materials in libraries worldwide.  [Details]

  • Web of Science

    This collection of databases offers an integrated, versatile research platform, it delivers easy access to high quality, diversified scholarly information in anthropology, biology, chemistry, biochemistry, criminology, education, environmental sciences, geography, geology, marine sciences, mathematics and statistics, physics, psychology, social work, sociology, as well as search and analysis tools that enhance this content. Includes Web of Science Core Collection, which consists of multidisciplinary content covers over 12,000 of the highest impact journals worldwide.  [Details]

    Tutorial:   Citation Report and H-index with Web of Science

  • SciFinder

    To acquire the registration link and instructions for registering for the web interface, contact Peter Fritzler (fritzlerp at uncw.edu) and/or Dan Pfohl (pfohld at uncw.edu). This resource is for UNCW students, faculty, and staff only.

    Premiere bibliographic and reference research tool for research in chemistry and marine sciences. SciFinder can be searched by research topic, substance identifier, chemical structure, chemical reaction, and/or author's name.  [Details]

  • PubMED

    Developed by the National Library of Medicine (NLM), PubMed is the most comprehensive biomedical research database, and a key resource used by scientists. Please see the PubMed Overview Sheet.  [Details]

    Tutorial:   PubMed Online Training

  • American Chemical Society Publications

    Search for citations and abstracts, of chemistry and biochemistry, through journals from the American Chemical Society.  [Details]

  • Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries Abstracts - (ASFA)

    Premier database for literature on the marine science, technology & management of marine, freshwater, & brackish water environments & organisms.  [Details]

  • Cambridge Journals Online

    Cambridge Journals Online is the online Cambridge University Press’s collection of several journals across the computer sciences, sciences, social sciences and humanities.   [Details]

  • Environmental Impact Statements: Digests

    Detailed abstracts and indexing of the hundreds of environmental impact statements issued each year by the federal government.  [Details]

  • PLoS

    Public Library of Science (PLoS) is a nonprofit publisher that publishes the following titles: PLoS Biology, PLoS Medicine, PLoS Computational Biology, PLoS Genetics, PLoS Pathogens, and PLoS Clinical Trials. PLoS uses an Open Access model to publish, meaning that all journal issues are available free of charge online from the moment of publication. PLoS Biology has an Institute for Scientific Information (ISI) impact factor of 14.7.  [Details]

  • Science Reference Center

    Starting January 1, 2015 this database will be replaced by​ Science in Context, ProQuest Biology, ProQuest Science Journals, and AccessScience (McGrawHill). Please visit 2015 Database Changes for more information.

     [Details]

  • SpringerLink

    SpringerLink offers online access to over 1400 fully peer reviewed journals and hundreds of ebooks in biomedicine, life science, clinical medicine, physics, engineering, mathematics, computer science, humanities, social work, sociology, and economics.  [Details]

  • TOXLINE

    Citations to articles, technical reports, theses on toxicological, pharmacological, biochemical and physiological effects of drugs and other chemicals.  [Details]

  • Wiley Online Library

    A multidisciplinary collection of academic areas of study including social sciences, humanities, education, social work, sociology, English, computer sciences, creative writing, engineering, psychology, law and criminology, life sciences, and business.  [Details]

  • WorldCat Dissertations and Theses
    This database contains records for over 5 million items cataloged as dissertations, theses, or published materials based on theses or dissertations, in WorldCat, including titles provided by NetLibrary. The database allows users to quickly and efficiently retrieve records for theses and dissertations.
     [Details]

  • WorldCat [FirstSearch Interface]

    Books and other materials in libraries worldwide.  [Details]

  • AccessScience

    An authoritative and dynamic online resource that contains incisively written, high-quality reference material that covers all major scientific disciplines.  [Details]

  • Agricola

    Citations to articles in the major agricultural journals worldwide.  [Details]

  • Ambrose Digital Video

    Almost 600 streaming videos on a wide variety of topics such as US history, ancient history, geography, literature, authors, science, biology, and geology.  Includes teacher guides and other supplemental information. Videos can be embedded into Blackboard. All videos are 100% closed captioned, and closed captioned searchable, and allow for unlimited simultaneous use.

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  • Aqualine

    This database has comprehensive focus on trade, technical and scientific literature concerning all aspects of water resources. Major subjects of coverage include water resources and supplies management, water legislation, water quality, potable water distribution, wastewater collection, water treatment technologies, wastewater and sewage treatment and ecological and environmental effects of water pollution. Part of ProQuest Environmental Science Collection.  [Details]

  • BIOSIS Citation Index

    Citations from life sciences and biomedical research covering pre-clinical and experimental research, methods and instrumentation, animal studies, and more. Part of Web of Science.  [Details]

    Tutorial:   Web of Science: Citation Sources

  • Conference Papers Index

    Citations to papers and poster sessions at major scientific meetings.  [Details]

  • COS Conference Papers Index

    This database provides citations to papers and poster sessions presented at major scientific meetings around the world. Subject emphasis since 1995 has been in the life sciences, environmental sciences and the aquatic sciences, while older material also covers physics, engineering and materials science. Part of ProQuest Environmental Science Collection.   [Details]

  • Data Citation Index

    Discover research data, including data studies, data sets from a wide range of international data repositories and connect them with the scientific literature to track data citation. Part of Web of Science.  [Details]

    Tutorial:   Web of Science: Citation Sources

  • Derwent Innovations Index

    Value-added patent information from Derwent World Patent Index as well as patent citation information from Patents Citation Index.  Part of Web of Science.  [Details]

  • Directory of Open Access journals - (DOAJ)

    The Directory aims to be comprehensive and cover all open access scientific and scholarly journals that use a quality control system to guarantee the content. Includes multidisciplinary scientific and scholarly periodicals that publish research or review papers in full text.  [Details]

  • ebrary

    This resource contains scholarly eBook titles supporting student and faculty research, and general nonfiction titles on topics such as school & studying, career development, arts & leisure, and practical life skills. There are no limits on concurrent multi-user access to ebrary titles, and most titles can be downloaded and read via the new ebrary Reader and on the Bluefire Reader app for Android and iOS.  [Details]

  • ECOTOX

    The ECOTOXicology database (ECOTOX) is a source for locating single chemical toxicity data for aquatic life, terrestrial plants and wildlife.  [Details]

  • Handbook of Chemistry and Physics

    This database is available on-campus only for a short trial period. Please fill out this Database Trial Evaluation form  to let us know your opinion, especially if you would like us to subscribe to it.

    Celebrating over 100 years since its first publication, the content of the 95th Edition of the CRC Handbook of Chemistry & Physics is now available online.  [Details]

  • Health & Environmental Research Online (HERO)

    The Health and Environmental Research Online (HERO) includes more than 600,000 scientific references and data from the peer-reviewed literature used by EPA to develop its regulations for the following: Integrated Science Assessments (ISA) that feed into the NAAQS review, Provisional Peer Reviewed Toxicity Values (PPRTV) that represent human health toxicity values for the Superfund, and the Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS), a database that supports critical agency policymaking for chemical regulation. It is used to develop EPA's risk assessments aimed at understanding the health and environmental effects of pollutants and chemicals.  [Details]

  • JSTOR

    Archive of selected scholarly journals in anthropology, art, art history, communication studies, criminology, ecology, economics, education, English, film studies, foreign languages and literatures, geography, geology, history, mathematics, music, philosophy, political science, public and international affairs, religion, social work, sociology, statistics, theatre, and other humanities and social sciences.  [Details]

  • PBS Video Collection

    You can now view nearly 250 quality PBS programs covering a wide variety of topics. These videos are viewable from any computer running Flash Player version 9 or higher with a relatively good Internet connection (at least 175 Kbps). A great database for music studies. Unfortunately, it will not be possible to view the videos over a dial-up Internet line.  [Details]

  • ProQuest Biology Journals

    This database provides access to a wide range of biology topics including some of the most popular information resources for users in academic, government and public research environments. Includes just under 400 titles, with more than 325 available in full text. Also part of ProQuest Central.  [Details]

  • ProQuest Central

    This database serves as the central resource for researchers at all levels. Covering more than 160 subjects areas, ProQuest Central is the largest aggregated database of periodical content. This award-winning online reference resource features a highly-respected, diversified mix of content including scholarly journals, trade publications, magazines, books, newspapers, reports and videos. Comparable to EBSCOhost Academic Search Complete.  [Details]

  • ProQuest Research Library

    A multidisciplinary, general reference database covering covering over 150 academic disciplines. Consists of a diversified mix of over 6,000 titles - over 75% in full text - from 1971 forward, including scholarly journals, trade publications, and magazines. Part of ProQuest Central.  [Details]

  • ProQuest Science Journals

    This database features research journals in the applied and general sciences. Covers more than 1600 titles, with more than 1270 available in full text (including charts, diagrams, graphs, tables, photos, and other graphical elements). Part of ProQuest Central.  [Details]

  • SciELO (Scientific Electronic Library Online)

    SciELO is a multinational effort to provide open access to scientific research journals produced in Latin America, the Caribbean, and Spain.  [Details]

  • Science in Context

    Reference content, plus magazines, journals, news sources, experiments, and more, covering earth science, life science, space, technology, mathematics, science history, and biography.  [Details]

  • ScienceDirect

    Offers access to most of the Elsevier Journal collection covering the sciences, business, child development, computer science, clinical research, economics, history, hospitality, industrial technology, library and information science, physical education and health, psychology, social work, sociology, and tourism.  [Details]

    Tutorial:   ScienceDirect Interactive Tutorials

  • SciTech Connect

    SciTech Connect is a portal to free, publicly-available DOE-sponsored R&D results including technical reports, bibliographic citations, journal articles, conference papers, books, multimedia and data information.  [Details]

  • Toxline (via ProQuest)

    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. Part of ProQuest Environmental Science Collection.  [Details]

  • TOXNET

    TOXNET (TOXicology Data NETwork) is a cluster of databases covering toxicology, hazardous chemicals, environmental health and related areas.  [Details]

  • Web of Science - Core Collection

    Access the world’s leading scholarly literature in the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities and examine proceedings of international conferences, symposia, seminars, colloquia, workshops, and conventions.  [Details]

    Tutorial:   Web of Science


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