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SciFinder is an interface for the Chemical Abstract Service (CAS) databases of chemical subtances, chemical reactions and references, with one of the largest collections in each of these areas. In addition to text searching, SciFinder provides chemical structure searching and sophisticated refinement tools.
Date Coverage: 1907 - present, with selected pre-1907 material
Materials Indexed: Conference Proceedings; Journal Articles; Patents & Trademarks; Technical Reports; Theses & Dissertations
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SciFinder-n indexes the same vast chemicstry and biochemistry litertature as SciFinder (see above). It also includes PatentPak full text patents, MehotdsNow detailed reaction information for many organic reactions, and a Retrosynthetic Plan tool to automatically create synthesis plans for desired organic molecules.
Dates: 1907 - present, with selected material from 1840 - 1907,
Materials indexed: Conference proceedings, Journal articles, Patents, Preprints, Technical reports, Theses and dissertations
A scholarly, multi-disciplinary database providing indexing and abstracts for thousands of journals and other publications. Academic Search Complete includes full-text access to peer-reviewed journals, as well as indexing and abstracts for magazines, monographs, reports, and conference proceedings. The database features some PDF content going back as far as 1867, with the majority of full text titles in native (searchable) PDF format. Searchable cited references are provided for 1,000 journals.
Date Coverage: 1984 to present
Materials Indexed: Book Chapters; Book Reviews; Books; Journal Articles; Magazine Articles; Newspaper Articles
Catalysts & Catalysed Reactions is a current awareness database, providing graphical abstracts of new developments in catalysis selected from over 100 primary 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. The multidisciplinary coverage of Catalysts & Catalysed Reactions encompasses research from journals publishing work in inorganic, organic and physical chemistry, and in biochemistry.
Note: As of 2015, this database was discontinued, and its functions merged into Synthetic Reaction Updates.
Date Coverage: 2001 - 2014
Materials Indexed: Journal Articles
ChemSpider is a free chemical structure database providing fast access to over 30 million structures, properties and associated information. By integrating and linking compounds from more than 470 data sources, ChemSpider enables researchers to discover the most comprehensive view of freely available chemical data from a single online search. It is owned by the Royal Society of Chemistry.
Compendex is the most comprehensive bibliographic database of scientific and technical engineering research available, covering all engineering disciplines. It includes citations and abstracts from engineering journals and conference proceedings.
Methods in Organic Synthesis (MOS) provides quick access to important new developments in organic synthesis. It covers such topics as new reactions and reagents, functional group changes, the introduction of chiral centers, and enzyme and biological transformations. Items are selected for inclusion in MOS only where there is detail of novel or interesting features in organic synthetic methods so that there are no routine preparations to plow through. Each MOS item includes reaction schemes, title and bibliographic details, and the items are categorized by five indexes: Author, Product, Reaction, Reactant and Reagent. Note: As of 2015, this database was discontinued and its functions merged into Synthetic Reaction Updates.
Date Coverage: 1999 - 2014
Materials Indexed: Journal Articles
Natural Product Updates (NPU) is a unique source of current information in natural product chemistry, providing quick access to recent signficant advances in the subject. NPU covers new natural products, known compounds from new sources, isolation studies, structural determinations, new properties and activities, biosynthesis and biological activities. Each monthly issue contains approximately 200 items with structure diagrams, together with trivial and taxonomic names, molecular formulae, physical properties, and spectral data. NPU has six indexes: Authors, Non-plant sources, Taxonomic names, Biological activity, Compound Class and Trivial names.
Date Coverage: 1999 to present
Materials Indexed: Technical Data
The National Technical Reports Library provides access to US Federal government technical reports in science and technology. It indexes about 2,000,000 reports and currently provides access to PDF copies of some 800,000 reports published since 1995. (More reports will be added, as pre-1995 reports are scanned.) Note that while access is free to the public, you must register with NTRL to gain access, and you may only download five reports per session. Also, free access is only available within the borders of the United States of America.
The database represents the work of authors from over 1,000 graduate schools and universities in North America and from around the globe. The database includes citations for materials ranging from the first U.S. dissertation, accepted in 1861, to those accepted as recently as last semester. Citations for dissertations published from 1980 forward also include 350-word abstracts written by the author. Citations for master's theses from 1988 forward include 150-word abstracts. Dissertations & Theses offers UCSB users access to UC dissertations in full-text digital format starting with titles published from 1997 forward.
Date Coverage: 1861 - present
Materials Indexed: Theses & Dissertations
PubChem, released in 2004, provides information on the biological activities of small molecules. PubChem is organized as three linked databases within the NCBI's Entrez information retrieval system. These are PubChem Substance, PubChem Compound, and PubChem BioAssay. PubChem also provides a fast chemical structure similarity search tool. More information about using each component database may be found using the links in the homepage. Links from PubChem's chemical structure records to other Entrez databases provide information on biological properties. These include links to PubMed scientific literature and NCBI's protein 3D structure resource. Links to PubChem's bioassay database present the results of biological screening. Links to depositor web sites provide further information.
Citations and abstracts for millions of articles in medicine, life science, and health administration. Includes the full contents of MEDLINE, plus "in process" citations for recent articles which have not yet been added to MEDLINE, and some additional references from life sciences journals.
Date Coverage: 1814 - presen
Materials Indexed: Journal Articles
Reaxys indexes millions of chemical substances (organic, inorganic and organometallic) and chemical reactions, with up to hundreds of chemical and physical property information. It combines the Beilstein Handbook fo Organic Chemistry, the Gmelin Handbook of Inorganic and Organometallic Chemistry and the Elsevier Patent Chemistry Database. It is searchable by text keywords, numerical physical and chemical properties, and by chemical structures and substructures.
Science of Synthesis is a compendium of synthetic methods for organic and organometallic chemistry. You may browse the main Science of Synthesis section by table of contents, search by keyword, or by structure or substructure. References in the articles generally have links to the source references where available. Also available is the electronic backfile (Houben-Weyl Archive) providing immediate access to hundreds of thousands of product specific experimental procedures, structures, and references in all fields of synthetic organic chemistry - dating back to the early 1800s. You may browse the table of contents or search by keyword. Note that many of the Houben-Weyl Archive articles are in German. Note: Pop-up blockers must be deactivated. Structure searching requires either Java applet capability, or the presence of ChemDraw on the user's computer.
Date Coverage: Main database: 2005 - present; Archive: 1909 - 2004
Materials Indexed: Books; Technical Data
Web of Science consists of nine databases: Arts & Humanities Citation Index, Social Sciences Citation Index, and Science Citation Index Expanded for journal aritcles; Conference Proceedings Citation Index - Science and Conference Proceedings - Social Sciences and Humanities; Book Citation Index - Science and Book Citation Index - Social Sciences and Humanities; and Current Chemical Reactions and Index Chemicus. Web of Science covers thousands of research journals, and extensive collections of conference proceedings and books. across hundreds of disciplines. Both the science and social sciences journal article files offer searchable author abstracts. All three databases are updated weekly.
Date Coverage: Journal Articles: Arts and Humanities: 1975 to present; Sciences: 1945 to present; Social Sciences: 1900 to present.; Conference Proceedings: 1990-present; Books: 2005-present
Materials Indexed: Books; Conference Proceedings; Journal Articles
Alternate Titles: Science Citation Index
Collect and Organize Your References in a Personal Database
Journal Citation Reports from Thomson Reuters provides analysis of the article publication and citation patters of major journals in the sciences and social sciences. Journals may be searched individually or by subject category, publisher or country of origin. Information available for each journal includes the total number of article published, total citations to articles from the journal, Impact Factor (ratio of number of citations to number of articles), Immediacy Index, Journal Half-Life, Impact Factor Trends and more. These indices are widely used in comparing and evaluating scholarly journal quality.
Date Coverage: 2007 - present
Materials Indexed: Statistics