CH 1010: Chemical Properties, Bonding, and Forces

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Databases by Subject: Chemistry and Biochemistry

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SciFinder and Reaxys: A Brief Introduction

This video goes into the basics of searching SciFinder and Reaxys. Both databases have similar purposes (helping you find chemical literature, as well as information on substances and reactions), but have different areas of coverage and different interfaces. If you have any questions, please email us at or drop in to our offices. You can also schedule an appointment with one of us from the main library site.

Examples of Chemistry Journals

Find more journals by searching Browzine. Browzine also allows you to find the top-ranking chemistry journals and journals specific to various subfields, such as biochemistry or spectroscopy.

Citing Chemical Literature

Most chemistry research uses some version of the ACS citation style. The guide linked below goes over different types of chemical information and how to cite them in ACS.

Queen's University Library - How to Cite Chemical Literature

You can also use citation management tools like RefWorks or Mendeley to organize, share, and automate your citations. (Note: After creating an account in Mendeley, you can go here and click 'Join this Group' to make sure you are getting full access through WPI.)