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Chemistry and Biochemistry   Tags: biochemical, biochemistry, chemical, chemicals, chemistry, inorganic, organic, organometallic  

Information resources for Chemistry or Biochemistry research and study.
Last Updated: Sep 16, 2014 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates
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Start Here / Best Databases

  • Google Scholar - Scholarly literature across many disciplines and sources.
  • SciFinder - Comprehensive index to chemistry information and literature.
  • Web of Science - Multidisciplinary index.

NOTE: The above databases will also be duplicated in the sections on databases and books.

Other Relevant Databases

For an overview of the Cycle of Scientific Communication click here: Scientific Communication.

For an outline of a Comprehensive Science Literature Review click here: Science Literature Review.

For tips on improving database search results click here: Improving Database Search Results.


Suggested databases:


    Search specialized magazines and journals when looking for articles on your research topic. Some of the browsing examples to look at are: Analytical Chemistry; Biochemistry; Chemical Reviews; Chemical Society Reviews; Inorganic Chemistry; Journal of Combinatorial Chemistry; Journal of Medicinal Chemistry; Journal of Natural Products; Nature Chemistry; Organometallics; Surface Science Reports.


    To Browse Titles or Journals by Subject, click here: Mansfield Library Journals.


    Browse or Search Ejournal Packages (NOTE: Some allow keyword searching of article fulltext):

    For an explanation of Popular vs. Scholarly (magazines versus research journals) click here: Popular vs. Scholarly.

    For an explanation of Peer Review click here: Peer Review in 5 Minutes.

    For an overview of placing article alerts click here: Article Alerts.

    To evaluate, compare, and rank journals using citation data click on: Journal Citation Reports or on Eigenfactor.

    To find full journal titles from abbreviations, especially older titles, use CAS Source Index.


      Book Catalogs

      Book catalog resources:

      • The University of Montana Catalog - All time periods: Books, Media, Government Documents, etc.
      • WorldCat - All time periods; Library Union Catalog; Books, Media, Government Documents, etc.
      • Google Book Search - Snippet and full-text views of books as they are scanned by the Google Book Project.k

      For search hints, take a look at: UM Catalog Help.

      Main Dewey Decimal call numbers for browsing Chemistry materials in the Mansfield Library book stacks or library catalog:

      540 Chemistry & allied sciences

      • 541 Physical & theoretical chemistry
      • 542 Techniques, equipment, materials
      • 543 Analytical chemistry
      • 544 Qualitative analysis
      • 545 Quantitative analysis
      • 546 Inorganic chemistry
      • 547 Organic chemistry
      • 548 Crystallography
      • 549 Mineralogy

      For a more detailed view of Dewey Decimal call numbers click on: Dewey Decimal Classification Summaries


        Dictionaries & Encyclopedias

        • Cassell Dictionary of Chemistry (540.3 H3216c)
        • Comprehensive Chemometrics
        • Concise Encyclopedia Chemistry (540.3 A111)
        • Dictionary of Chemical Names and Synonyms (660.03 H851)
        • Dictionary of Organometallic Compounds (547.0503 D554)
        • Dictionary of Steroids (574.1924303 D554)
        • Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology (660.3 E56)
        • Encyclopedia of Computational Chemistry (542.85 E56)
        • Encyclopedia of Inorganic Chemistry (546.03 E56)
        • Encyclopedia of Physical Science and Technology (503 E56)
        • Encyclopedia of Reagents for Organic Synthesis (547.2 E56)
        • Encyclopedia of Spectroscopy and Spectrometry (543.0858 E5646)
        • Facts on File Dictionary of Chemistry (540.3 F1428)
        • German Dictionary of Chemistry, Langenscheidt Routledge (540.3 L275)
        • Glossary of Chemical Terms (540.3 H229)
        • Great Chemists (540 F219)
        • Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary (540.3 H396 1997)
        • IUPAC Compendium of Chemical Terminology
        • Macmillan Encyclopedia of Chemistry (540.3 M167)
        • McGraw-HIll Dictionary of Chemistry
        • Treatise on Geochemistry
        • Wikipedia
        • Women in Chemistry and Physics (540 W872)

        Handbooks, Tables, and Data


        Web Sites - Search Engines

        For hints on how to use search engines effectively, take a look at the following: Finding and Evaluating Web Sites.


        Some suggested search engines are:

        Citation Guides

        Here are some resources to help you manage your bibliographies:

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