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SciFinder-n This link opens in a new window
Covers chemistry, biochemistry and molecular biology, biotechnology, environmental science, toxicology, and medicine worldwide, 1907 to present, and selectively from the late 1800s.
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Provides information on the biological activities of small molecules and contains over 7,180 million records, 63 million structures, and 1 million BioAssays.
Web of Science This link opens in a new window
Interdisciplinary subject searching of scholarly articles in the social sciences (1898-present) physical & life sciences (1899 to present), and arts & humanities (1975 to present). Search for articles that cite known journal articles or books.
PubMed This link opens in a new window
Articles in all fields of medicine and biomedicine, with abstracts and links to additional resources from the National Library of Medicine, 1950 to present.
Google Scholar This link opens in a new window
Search engine for scholarly literature in all disciplines; link to fulltext articles in Wellesley-licensed databases.
A network of U.S. National Library of Medicine databases on toxicology and environmental health.
Search nearly 50 peer-reviewed journals published by the American Chemical Society
Linda Hall Library
The world's foremost independent research library for science, engineering, and technology.
SuperSearch is a great place to start for journal articles, books and almost everything else the library has, in one easy to use interface.
For searching with more focus and precision, try one of the databases recommended on this guide.
General Search Tips
- AND - combines search terms so that each search result contains all of the terms. For example, education AND technology finds articles that contain both terms.
- OR - combines search terms so that each search result contains at least one of the terms. For example, education OR technology finds results that contain either term.
- NOT - excludes terms so that each search result does not contain any of the terms that follow it. For example, education NOT technology finds results that contain the term education but not the term technology.
In many catalogs and databases, truncation is represented by an asterisk (*). To use truncation, enter the root of a search term and replace the ending with an *.
For example, type comput* to find the words compute, computes, computer, computing, computation, etc..
Types of Articles
Report thorough description of original research or theories. Generally scrutinized by a panel of subject experts (peer review) before publishing.
Provide information, news, opinions, entertainment to the general public on a broad array of topics.
Provide practical information for members of a profession, industry, or organization: news, trends, products, and research summaries.
Cover breaking news, news analysis, and feature stories.
Browse Top Ranked Journals: Chemistry
These are some quick links to top-ranked journals, which are not meant to represent our entire collection. Check the catalog for more journals and additional coverage.
Annual Reviews This link opens in a new window
Complete set of Annual Review back volumes (life, physical, and social sciences) from beginning through 2001, and to present for select series
Science Research in the News
Here are some links to popular news articles in the sciences.