Choose by subject area or begin with one of the four Major Databases:
- SciFinder (Chemical Abstracts): The most comprehensive resource for finding articles in chemistry. Provides multiple search options, such as Research Topic or Chemical Substance (structure, name, CAS-RN, molecular formula).
- Reaxys: A web-based chemistry database containing chemical literature, property information and reaction data sourced from patents and journals. Provides multiple search options, including by structure, reaction, keyword or property value.
- American Chemical Society (ACS) Journals: Full text access to more than 30 journals published by ACS.
- Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) Journals: Full text access to more than 30 journals published by RSC.
- Journal of Chemical Education: Geared towards chemistry teachers but also a great resource for students with reviews of new areas in chemistry, classroom demonstrations, and laboratory experiments.
- CCINFOweb: CCINFOweb of the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) provides access to several health and safety databases.
- TOXNET: *No longer available* - The National Library of Medicine has integrated this collection of databases covering toxicology, hazardous chemicals, environmental health and related areas into various other resources. See the list. This includes TOXLINE with more than 3 million citations on the biochemical, pharmacological, physiological, and toxicological effects of drugs and other chemicals.
- Catalysts & Catalyzed Reactions (replaced by Synthetic Reaction Updates): Abstracts, with reactions and citations, from over 80 journals. Coverage includes all areas of catalysis research, including homogeneous, heterogeneous and biocatalysis with emphasis on current growth areas such as chiral catalysts, polymerisation catalysts, enzymatic catalysts and clean catalytic methods.
- Analytical Abstracts: Abstracts from 1980 to present and covers over 100 journals. Searchable by analyte, technique or matrix.
- Natural Product Updates Online: Selected citations from over 100 journals. Covers isolation studies, biosynthesis, new natural products, known compounds from new sources, structure determinations, new properties and biological activities.
- PubMed (Medline): Abstracts to worldwide biomedical literature.
- BIOSIS Previews: Most comprehensive life sciences index with content from Biological Abstracts. Search Chemical & Biochemical field by chemical, gene name, sequence terms or CAS-RN.
- Business Source Complete: Find trade publications from the chemical industry.
- Kirk-Othmer Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology: Properties, manufacturing, and uses of chemicals and materials, processes, and engineering principles, coupled with insights into current research, emerging technologies and economic aspects. Environmental and health concerns are also addressed.
- Ullmann's Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry : Find information over a broad range of subjects including inorganic and organic chemicals, polymers and plastics, metals and alloys, food chemistry, analytical methods, and environmental protection.
- Encyclopedia of Inorganic Chemistry: Encompasses the whole of inorganic chemistry, including Bioinorganic Chemistry, Physical and Theoretical Methods, Organometallic Chemistry, Solid State Chemistry, Main Group Elements, Transition Metals.
- Oxford Reference Online Premium: Contains dictionary, language and subject reference works published by Oxford University Press. Search the Dictionary of Chemistry separately or all sciences together.
- howstuffworks "Science Channel": Find encyclopedic explanations on how stuff works as well as relevant web sites from this free resource (enhanced by Google).
- The Gold Book - IUPAC Compendium of Chemical Terminology: Popularly referred to as 'The Gold Book', it collects terminology definitions from IUPAC recommendations published in Pure and Applied Chemistry and other IUPAC 'Color Books'.
- IUPAC Nomenclature of Organic Compounds: The 1993 Guide to IUPAC Nomenclature of Organic Compounds.
- ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Full Text: Over two million doctoral dissertations and masters theses (90% from North America) published since 1861, although most of the full text starts from 1997.
- SciFinder (Chemical Abstracts): The most comprehensive resource for chemistry. Limit by DOCUMENT TYPE for DISSERTATION.
NOTE: Check out Concordia University Library's guide on How to find theses.
- SciFinder (Chemical Abstracts): The most comprehensive resource for chemistry. Limit by DOCUMENT TYPE for PATENT.
- Reaxys: Limit by Document Type (in the lefthand menu on the results screen) for Patent
- BIOSIS Previews (via Web of Knowledge): Most comprehensive life sciences index with content from Biological Abstracts. Limit the DOCUMENT TYPE to PATENTS, searchable by date granted, US patent number, and other details.
NOTE: Visit the Libraries' guide to Patents & Trademarks to find patents for Canada, the United States and Europe.