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Resources to help you search the chemical literature for the latest research, syntheses and reactions, analytical methods, chemical and physical properties, etc.
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Key Chemical Literature Databases

SciFinder is the primary database for searching the chemical literature dating back to 1906.  Visit SciFinder Help to learn more and to register for an account.
Scopus is a multidisciplinary database that complements Web of Science. Coverage is strongest for 1996 to present. Also searches the web.
Web of Science is another multidisciplinary database that covers core science and engineering journals published since 1900.
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Key Property Databases

Try these first:

CRC Handbook of Chemisty and Physics
A  reference source for basic chemical and physical property data. A mobile app is available for a fee.
Contains a broad range of property data for the physical sciences and engineering, such as hazard-related, physical constants, solution, spectroscopic, and thermodynamic properties.
Contains experimentally validated reaction and property data extracted from core journals and patents in organic, inorganic, and organometallic chemistry with information dating back to 1771. 
Springer Materials (Landolt-Bornstein)
Contains selected and critically evaluated date in all areas of physical sciences and engineering.

If you did not find what you need, try these additional property data resources.


  • Browzine
         Create a personal bookshelf of favorite scholarly journals available from the library.

  • ChemDraw Ultra
         Software for drawing chemical structures, laboratory apparatus, and biological structures. Requires e-mail address to download.

  • Citation Management 
         Organizes citations and generates bibliographies as you write.

  • Off-Campus Bookmark

         Provides access to library subscriptions. Create a bookmark with this javascript as the url:


         Click on the bookmark whenever you're blocked from viewing the full text of an article.
         Didn't work? Check the e-journals list to see if we have access through an different source.



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