Library Subject Guides

Chemistry: Journal Articles and Databases

Electronic Article Lookup

Full Text Finder quick search
When you already have an article’s citation details – works best with a DOI

Electronic Journal Search


Academic Journal Articles
“Content providers” filter selected for providers more relevant to chemistry


If you cannot find it at UC Library or online, request an Interloan and we will get it for you from another library. There is no charge for this service

Browse Chemistry Journals


In print

Comparing Journals

To compare journal bibliometrics consider using:


See also Measuring Impact  for more information.

Key Databases for Chemistry

To find specific articles within journals, try one of the indexing services below. Each database has its own subject focus, date range and usage quirks – contact me for ideas on getting the best results.

SciFinder Discovery Platform

Open Access Databases (free)


For certain aspects of chemistry, you could also explore the databases linked from other Subject Guides, e.g. PhysicsBiological Sciences or Chemical Engineering

Google Scholar – Tips and Tricks

Google Scholar Search

Provides a simple way to search broadly for scholarly literature

Use Scholar Preferences

  • to import references into EndNote, BibTeX, etc: amend Bibliography manager details in the Search results section
  • to show Full-Text @ UC Library, choose ”University of Canterbury“ in the Library Links section

Use Google Scholar Library to organise your references