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Subject: Chemistry databases

Chemistry research guide

Chemistry titles

  • Book Citation Index   

    Index to scholarly books with citation information in the sciences, social sciences, and humanities. Part of the Web of Science Core Collection on the Web of Knowledge platform.

  • Cambridge Structural Database   

    Web interface to database of 3D small-molecule organic and metal-organic crystal structures, providing the ability to perform basic search and visualisation functions. Updated every two weeks.

  • CHEMnetBASE   

    A collection of reference titles from CRC press coverting topics such as chemistry, physics, organic and inorganic compounds, and natural products.

  • ChemSpider    UW login not required

    Free chemical structure database providing text and structure search access to over 58 million structures from hundreds of data sources.

  • Conference Proceedings Citation Index   

    Index to conference proceedings in the sciences and social sciences. Part of the Web of Science Core Collection on the Web of Knowledge platform.

  • Copper Technical Reference Library   

    The Copper Technical Reference Library provides an online bibliographic database of the world's literature on copper, copper alloys and copper technology since 1965. The Copper Technical Reference Library covers copper technology from smelting and hydrometallurgy through the performance of copper and copper alloys in their end-use applications and service environments. It references data on the properties and performance of copper and copper alloys and on applications of the copper metals. Sources covered include over 3,000 periodicals, conference proceedings, technical reports, trade journal/newsletter items, patents, books, and press releases.

  • Corrosion Abstracts   

    This database is a comprehensive index to world literature on corrosion science and engineering, corrosion characteristics, preventive measures, materials construction and performance and equipment for many industries.

  • Current Chemical Reactions   

    Index to chemical reaction information reported in over 100 of the world's leading organic chemistry journals. Part of the Web of Science Core Collection on the Web of Knowledge platform.

  • Current Contents Connect   

    Database providing complete tables of contents, abstracts, and bibliographic information from the most recently published issues of leading scholarly journals. On the Web of Knowledge platform.

  • Data Citation Index   

    Index of data studies and data sets in international repositories, covering social sciences, physical sciences, life sciences, and arts & humanities, with citation information. On the Web of Knowledge platform.

  • Essential Science Indicators   

    Science research analysis database showing publication performance statistics and trends data based on journal article publication counts and citation data from Thomson Reuters databases. On the InCites platform.

  • General Science (Gale OneFile)   

    The General Science Collection includes more than 350 full-text, non-embargoed journals and more than 1.6 million articles. Key subjects covered include the biological sciences, computing, engineering, and technology.

  • Index Chemicus   

    Index to chemical compound information, covering more than 100 of the world's leading organic chemistry journals. Part of the Web of Science Core Collection on the Web of Knowledge platform.

  • JoVE (Journal of Visualized Experiments)   

    Video journal offering demonstrations of experiments in biology, neuroscience, immunology and infection, medicine, bioengineering, engineering, chemistry, environment, and developmental biology.

  • Knovel   

    Engineering indexing/full-text database that covers the publisher's books and reference sources and allows searching for numeric or tabular data. On the Knovel platform. An app for iOS and Android tablets, “My Knovel ToGo”, is available to permit offline reading.

  • Materials Business File   

    This database is a comprehensive index to world literature on the business and industry aspect of materials science, engineering, aerospace and advanced technologies. News, product and process developments, plant development and construction, international trade data, government regulations and management issues are all covered.

  • Materials Project    UW login not required

    Database of computed information on known and predicted materials. Requires free login.

  • Materials Science & Engineering Collection   

    Materials Science and Engineering indexing database that covers journals, conference proceedings, technical reports, books and patents back to 1965. On the ProQuest platform.

  • MatWeb    UW login not required

    Searchable database of material properties, including data sheets of thermoplastic and thermoset polymers such as ABS, nylon, polycarbonate, polyester, polyethylene and polypropylene; metals such as aluminum, cobalt, copper, lead, magnesium, nickel, steel, superalloys, titanium and zinc alloys; ceramics; plus semiconductors, fibers, and other engineering materials.

  • NIST Chemistry WebBook    UW login not required

    Database of thermochemical, thermophysical, and ion energetics data compiled by NIST under the Standard Reference Data Program.

  • PubChem    UW login not required

    Chemical database which provides information on the biological activities of small molecules. PubChem includes substance information, compound structures, and BioActivity data in three primary databases. Search by BioAssay, Compound, Substance, or use the basic search box, which searches all three simultaneously. On the NLM platform.

  • Science (Gale in Context)   

    Science In Context integrates authoritative, curriculum-aligned reference content with headlines and videos, showing how scientific disciplines relate to real-world issues, from weather patterns to obesity. Millions of full-text articles are drawn from hundreds of national and global newspapers, magazines, and journals. More than 200 experiments and projects from U*X*L Experiment Central provide practical experience. Content is aligned to national and state science standards, including Common Core State Standards, Next Generation Science Standards, and Project 2061. Subject areas covered include biographies; biology; chemistry; earth and environmental science; general science; health and medicine; math, engineering and technology; and physics and astronomy.

  • Science Citation Index   

    Science indexing database covering journal articles and citation information back to 1900. Part of Web of Science on the Web of Knowledge platform.

  • Science Database   

    ProQuest Science Journals features over 1,145 titles—with more than 965 available in full text. In full-text format, researchers have access to all the charts, diagrams, graphs, tables, photos, and other graphical elements so vital to scientific and technical literature. Subject coverage includes: general science, materials science, aerospace, engineering, computers, physics, telecommunications, transportation, military, astronomy, biology, earth science, chemistry, and more.

  • SciFinder Scholar   

    Major chemistry indexing database covering journals, patents, dissertations, books, and websites. Also covers specialized substance and reactions sources. Access requires creation of a personal account.

  • SciFinder-n (new interface)   

    New interface to this major chemistry database covering journals, patents, dissertations, books, and websites, as well as specialized substance and reactions sources. Also includes the MethodsNow database of full synthetic protocols, the PatentPak interactive patent mapping tool, and the Retrosynthesis Computer-Aided Synthetic Design (CASD) module for automated retrosynthesis planning. Access requires creation of a personal account; logins previously created for SciFinder Scholar remain valid for SciFinder-n.

  • SciTech Collection   

    Areas covered include materials science, aerospace engineering, civil engineering, biology, aquatic sciences, environmental science, computer science and earth sciences in addition to many more. It fully incorporates ProQuest Natural Science Collection and ProQuest Technology Collection.

  • Scitech Connect (OSTI - includes Energy Citations Database)    UW login not required

    Repository of technical reports, bibliographic citations, journal articles, conference papers, books, multimedia, and data funded by the U.S. Department of Energy from the 1940s to today. Consolidates the contents of OSTI's Information Bridge and Energy Citations Database.

  • Spectral Database for Organic Compounds (SDBS)    UW login not required

    Database of organic compounds spectra, including six spectrum types: electron impact Mass spectrum (EI-MS), Fourier transform infrared spectrum (FT-IR), 1H nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectrum, 13C NMR spectrum, laser Raman spectrum, and electron spin resonance (ESR) spectrum. Maintained by the Japanese National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST).

  • SpringerLink   

    Multidisciplinary colleciton of library-licensed journals and ebooks published by Springer Nature. On the SpringerLink platform.

  • SpringerReference   

    Searchable database which contains reference works on topics in the sciences, social sciences, and humanities. On a Springer platform.

  • Taylor & Francis Ebooks   

    Collection of ebooks on a wide variety of topics, including titles in the scientific, technical, and medical fields formerly hosted on the CRC NetBASE platform.

  • Web of Science (core collection)   

    Multidisciplinary indexing database that combines journal citation index databases in arts & humanities, social sciences and sciences, as well as conference proceedings and book citation indexes. The Current Chemical Reactions and Index Chemicus databases are also included in the Core Collection. All component databases can be searched separately as well.

  • Wiley Online Library   

    Multidisciplinary collection of library-licensed journals and ebooks published by Wiley and associated publishers.


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