Library Subject Guides

Chemistry: Journal Articles and Databases

Search Tips

Specific articles: search in one of the key chemistry databases and/or MultiSearch.

Journal title: in the Library catalogue do a "Journal title begins with" search OR use the Journal Search below. Results may include online, print, and/or older versions. Check what years/volumes we have

  • Print: see the details in red under “Library holds”
  • Electronic: see the dates in the links under “Web access”

Abbreviated title: in the Library catalogue do a "Journal title keywords" search and type an asterisk directly after each part of the abbreviation, e.g. Int* J* Biom*

Electronic Article Lookup

Citation Linker quick search
When you already have an article’s citation details

Journal Search

 

MultiSearch


Search across a range of Library resources, including

Browse Chemistry Journals

Online

In print

Interloan

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

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


Subscribed Databases (paid for by the Library)

Subscribed databases are only available to UC students and staff: licensing, usage and access restrictions apply


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