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These library databases act as indexes to a range of journals. Some include other types of information such as books, patents, news articles and conference papers.
SciFinder-n is a new version of SciFinder, the largest index to chemistry and related literature. Search by topic, author, compound name, molecular formula or structure.
Index to chemistry literature. Search by topic, author, compound name, molecular formula or structure. Includes Reaxys Medicinal Chemistry.
Specialist chemistry databases
Recent developments in analytical chemistry. You can search by analyte, matrix or technique.
Extensive index for physics, engineering and computing literature covering journals, conference proceedings, reports and dissertations from 1898 onwards.
Natural Product Updates
Recent developments in natural products chemistry. Search by topic, source organism, biological activity or structure type.
Properties, applications, toxicity and preparation methods of nanomaterials and devices.
Synthetic Reaction Updates
Recent developments in synthetic organic chemistry.
Open access chemistry databases
Freely accessible database of chemical substances searchable by name, formula or structure. Includes chemical and physical properties and safety data.
Freely available chemistry database, searchable by name or structure. Includes chemical and physical properties, spectra and supplier information.
Other databases for literature searching
Index to journals and conference papers across all subject areas.
Index to biomedical literature. Similar to PubMed but better indexed for drug names, drug classes and medical devices.
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Inter-library Loans Service
If you find references to books, journals, articles or other materials we either do not stock in print or subscribe to online, you can request these via our Inter-library Loans Service. Each request costs the Library about £10 so please only order essential items. If you haven't used the service before you will need to register.
Finding patent information
Chemical safety and hazard information
How to do a literature search