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A guide to online and print resources in chemistry.

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Citing Your Sources

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Selected Books at Snell Library

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Key Resources

·      SciFinder - provides searching of Chemical Abstracts, 1907 – present.  Simultaneously searches Medline.  Important for a comprehensive literature search.  You must register in order to use SciFinder.

·      American Chemical Society Journals  -- includes 39 high quality, full-text academic journals from the American Chemical Society. Also includes the journals’ archives, with content back to 1936 (and much earlier for some titles).

·      Burger's Medicinal Chemistry, Drug Discovery and Development  - an excellent, scholarly encyclopedia, offering the background and explanations not usually found in original research articles.  Comprehensive coverage of traditional areas and recent developments.

·      Nature Journals Online  - the journal Nature is the most highly cited interdisciplinary science journal according to ISI's journal citation reports.  The library's collection of Nature titles now includes a long-awaited acquisition, Nature Chemistry!  See a list of Nature titles in our subscription.

·      Royal Society of Chemistry Journals – collection of full-text academic, high impact journals from the Royal Society of Chemistry.

See also: more chemistry resources for use at Northeastern 

Research Tools and Tips

Looking for a book or other specific item for which you know the title?  Use these quick search tools:

•   Use the Scholar OneSearch Browse search to find books by title or author, or to search any journal by title.

•   Ejournal finder (search by title, e-only)

•   A-Z database list

To do a comprehensive literature search in chemistry, start by searching SciFinder or Web of Science. To do a quick search or to find a few good articles, begin by searching or browsing the full text collection of American Chemical Society Journals.

To get help:  during weekends and evenings, for immediate assistance, call the research assistance desk at 617-373-2356, come to the desk in person, or use chat reference to contact a librarian.  For in-depth questions and during regular business hours, contact me by phone or email to set up a research consultation.

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