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Chemistry: Databases & Journals

Last Updated: Sep 29, 2021 12:08 PM

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  1. Databases & Journals
  2. Publications from Professional Organizations
  3. Preprints
  4. Links to JACS, Nature, and Chemical & Engineering News
  5. Other Chemistry Resources @ UB

Databases & Journals

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The most frequently used chemistry databases are listed below. Use databases to find journals, peer-reviewed articles, substances, syntheses, properties, conference proceedings, patents, technical reports and other publications. 

To learn more about scientific literature: A Very Brief Introduction to the Scientific Literature and Types of Scientific Literature

If you are unsure of where to start, contact your librarian (Amanda McCormick)

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Publications from Professional Organizations

Use CASSI to "identify or confirm journal titles and abbreviations for publications indexed by CAS since 1907, including serial and non-serial scientific and technical publications."


ChemRxiv:  This is a "a free submission, distribution and archive service for unpublished preprints in chemistry and related areas." It is co-owned/managed by the American Chemical Society, the Royal Society of Chemistry, the Chinese Chemical Society, the Chemical Society of Japan, and the German Chemical Society.  

  • You may want to register for an account, as that will permit you to save searches. 
  • The search functionality is limited at this time so this resource might be better used to follow authors or institutions working in your field. 

REMEMBER: Preprints have NOT undergone peer review to ensure scientific integrity. When an assignment calls for peer-reviewed literature, do NOT use preprints to support your argument (unless your professor makes clear that preprints are acceptable). 

Science & Chemistry News


Read the current issue of JACS 

Volume 583 Issue 7814


Read the current issue NATURE

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Read the current issue of CHEMICAL & ENGINEERING NEWS

Chemistry Resources @ UB

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