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A multi-disciplinary database that covers millions of articles from over 17,000 scholarly journals and other authoritative sources including podcasts, transcripts and videos.
ACS (American Chemical Society) Publications provides full text, full image access to most of the ACS print journals and their supplementary materials. Coverage includes articles from year of first issue (some begin as early as 1879) up to the current issue. Updated continuously.
This site is an interface to a crystal structure database that includes every structure published in the American Mineralogist, The Canadian Mineralogist, and the European Journal of Mineralogy.
From the Royal Society of Chemistry, Analytical webBase indexes more than 260 international journal, manufacturers' application notes, Australian and British standards and new books on analytical chemistry information. Informative abstracts provide full analytical method details.
Contains published crystallographic data on organic, organometallic, and metal complex structures whose 3D structures have been determined using X-ray diffraction or neutron diffraction. The following search functionality is available in WebCSD: full text and numeric searching, reduced cell searching, 2D substructure searching, and 2D structure similarity searching.
More complex searches, including 3D substructure searching, can be performed with the desktop client applications (ConQuest, Mercury, Vista, etc). Contact Jim Britten in the Chemistry department for more information on the client interface.
Graphical abstracts of new developments in catalysis research. The online database adds around 200 graphical abstracts each month, indexed by reaction under study and by catalytic method.
The scientific and trade literature are scanned for information on safety and health hazards surrounding chemicals encountered in the chemical and related industries.
This site is a gateway to over 12,700 Web sites and databases worldwide, containing e-prints in basic and applied sciences, primarily in physics but also including subject areas such as chemistry, biology and life sciences, materials science, nuclear sciences and engineering, energy research, computer and information technologies, and other disciplines of interest to DOE.
Energy Citations contains bibliographic records for energy and energy-related scientific and technical information from the Department of Energy (DOE) and its predecessor agencies, the Energy Research & Development Administration (ERDA) and the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC). The Database provides access to DOE publicly available citations from 1948 through the present, with continued growth through regular updates. Energy Citations includes bibliographic records of literature in disciplines of interest to DOE such as chemistry, physics, materials, environmental science, geology, engineering, mathematics, climatology, oceanography, computer science and related disciplines. It includes citations to report literature, conference papers, journal articles, books, dissertations, and patents.
Numeric database containing records of inorganic crystal structures, with atomic coordinates, published since 1915. For organic or organometallic structures, see the Cambridge Crystallographic Structure Database.
Provides citation data that helps evaluate and compare more than 11,800 scholarly journals in the areas of business, science, technology, and social sciences. Journals can be retrieved by title, subject area/category, country/territory or publisher and sorted by several criteria such as total cites and impact factor.
The JoVE Biology Journal presents more than 2000 videos demonstrating techniques and experimental approaches in the fields of cellular, molecular, and organismal biology.
JoVE Science Education is is a video database dedicated to teaching laboratory fundamentals through simple, easy to understand demonstrations. Collections include:
This free web site lists all substances and their properties which are reported on in the indexed Landolt-Börnstein volumes. In total, 160 000 organic and inorganic compounds are described by names, molecular structures, chemical abstract numbers and other identifiers.
An introductory hypertext for undergraduate students and those wanting to review concepts in organometallic chemistry.
Makes discoverable over 70 years of research results from the Department of Energy (DOE) and its predecessor agencies. Research results include journal articles/accepted manuscripts and related metadata; technical reports; scientific research datasets and collections; scientific software; patents; conference and workshop papers; books and theses; and multimedia.
Contains more than 21,000 diagrams for non-organic systems, including those published in all 21 hard-copy volumes produced as part of the ACerS-NIST Phase Equilibria Diagrams Program (formerly titled Phase Diagrams for Ceramists). The database additionally contains over 1,200 new phase diagrams labeled as “Volume 15” that are only available in electronic format.
An open chemistry database that collects information on chemical structures, identifiers, chemical and physical properties, biological activities, patents, health, safety, toxicity data, and many others. PubChem mostly contains small molecules, but also larger molecules. Examples include chemical compounds including drugs, nucleotides including siRNAs and miRNAs, carbohydrates, lipids, peptides and chemically-modified macromolecules.
Contains information on the full range of qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods for the social and behavioral sciences, as well as many methods commonly used in the hard sciences, pulled from over 750 handbooks, encyclopedias, and journal articles. Supports researchers in every step of a research project, from writing a research question, choosing a method, gathering and analyzing data, to writing up and publishing the findings.
Contains over 50 million articles from over 23,000 full text journals covering many disciplines.
A multi-disciplinary science database that indexes over 6,000 journals from a variety of science disciplines. Database offers searching by topic, author, address, journal title, etc. and a Cited Reference search. Full text links are available for journals to which McMaster subscribes through the getit! link.
Includes access to the EndNote web citation manager (see link at top of Web of Science screen). Accounts must initially be created from within the McMaster IP range.
Provides a critical review of synthetic methodology developed to-date in the fields of organic and organometallic chemistry. Includes: Houben-Weyl Archive, Science of Synthesis Knowledge Updates and Science of Synthesis Reference Library.
Provides online access to over 2,000 journals published by Elsevier from their first volumes to current, with strong collections in the social sciences, pure and applied sciences, engineering, and medicine. This service allows you to browse or search the journals and access full text articles (PDF & HTML). McMaster has access to most, but not all journals on this site.
SciFinder by Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) enables users to search online the Chemical Abstracts family of databases. SciFinder is searchable by chemical structure, chemical name, CAS Registry Number, molecular formula, chemical reaction, research topic, author name, specific reference (abstract number or patent number),company name/organization and table of contents of selected journals.
The following databases are available through SciFinder: CA Plus - an enhanced version of Chemical Abstracts, 1907 to present; CAS Registry - a database of chemical structures and names indexed by CAS from 1957 to present; CASREACT - includes records of single and multistep chemical reactions from the Organic and Organometallic sections of Chemical Abstracts from journals (1985 to present) and patents (1991 to present); CHEMCATS - database of commercial suppliers for chemical compounds, 1996-2001 catalogs and chemical libraries; CHEMLIST - regulatory information records from 1979 to present; MEDLINE - medical database with coverage from 1958 to present
Springer offers full-text access to more than 1,700 journals covering disciplines in science, technology, health, engineering, environment, economics and law, with full coverage from v.1 onwards for most titles. Along with journals, our access includes over 70,000 purchased e-books and conference proceedings published by Springer and related imprints.
A literature updating service covering the most important current developments in synthetic organic chemistry. It includes the most important reactions published in the recent scientific literature, presented as easy to read reaction schemes that are searchable by topic and reaction type.
Identifies, acquires, catalogues, digitizes and provides unrestricted access to U.S. government agency technical reports.
The following databases are newly acquired or being evaluated for future subscription.