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eResources/Databases for Chemistry and Biochemistry

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

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  • Web of Science

    The Web of Science database provides seamless access to current and retrospective multidisciplinary information from approximately 8,700 of the most prestigious, high impact research journals in the world.  [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. 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 through journals from the American Chemical Society.  [Details]

  • Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries Abstracts - (ASFA)

    Premier database for literature on the 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 sciences, social sciences and humanities.   [Details]

  • EIS (Environmental Impact Statements): Full-Text & Digests

    Digests of Environmental Impact Statements. Includes detailed abstracts of all environmental impact statements issued by the US 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

    A comprehensive research database that provides easy access to full-text, science-oriented content. Designed to meet student researcher's needs, Science Reference Center contains full text for hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals and other sources.  [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, 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 multidiscipinary collection of academic areas of study including social sciences, humanities, education, computer sciences, 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

    The Web of Science database provides seamless access to current and retrospective multidisciplinary information from approximately 8,700 of the most prestigious, high impact research journals in the world.  [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. 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 through journals from the American Chemical Society.  [Details]

  • Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries Abstracts - (ASFA)

    Premier database for literature on the 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 sciences, social sciences and humanities.   [Details]

  • EIS (Environmental Impact Statements): Full-Text & Digests

    Digests of Environmental Impact Statements. Includes detailed abstracts of all environmental impact statements issued by the US 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

    A comprehensive research database that provides easy access to full-text, science-oriented content. Designed to meet student researcher's needs, Science Reference Center contains full text for hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals and other sources.  [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, 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 multidiscipinary collection of academic areas of study including social sciences, humanities, education, computer sciences, 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]

  • Agricola

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

  • Conference Papers Index

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

  • JSTOR

    Archive of selected scholarly journals in ecology, economics, history, mathematics, music, political science, statistics, 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). Unfortunately, it will not be possible to view the videos over a dial-up Internet line.  [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]

  • ScienceDirect

    Offers access to most of the Elsevier Journal collection covering the sciences, business, child development, computer science, economics, history, hospitality, industrial technology, library and information science 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]

  • TOXNET

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


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