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Restricted to OU students, faculty, and staff SciFinder
SciFinder® is a database of comprehensive and authoritative sources in chemistry and related sciences. You can search for substances, reactions, and patent and journal articles. You have to register a personal SciFinder account before you can use this database.

Having trouble searching SciFinder? This guide can help! How to Search SciFinder pdf

Tutorials on how to use SciFinder: Restricted to OU students, faculty, and staff Web of Science
Web of Science provides access to Science Citation Index (SCI), Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI) and Arts and Humanities Citation Index (A&HCI). These indexes contain references that have been cited in other articles. You can use these citations to perform cited reference searches (locate articles that cite an earlier publication). How to export to RefWorks

Having trouble searching Web of Science? This guide can help! How to Search Web of Science pdf

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ACS Journals and Magazines
Selected journals published by the American Chemical Society.

RSC Journals
Selected journals published by the Royal Society of Chemistry

Restricted to OU students, faculty, and staff Thanks to Mel Applied Science & Technology Source
Includes articles on management, employment, and financial trends in the scientific and technological fields.  Thanks to MeL. 

Restricted to OU students, faculty, and staff General Science Full Text
Covers everything from supernovas to marine pollution. Here you'll find articles from 160 journals and magazines from the United States and Great Britain. How to export to RefWorks

Restricted to OU students, faculty, and staff Science Direct
Full-text journals published by Elsevier; coverage is generally from 1995-present. How to export to RefWorks

Restricted to OU students, faculty, and staff Scopus
Scopus is the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed research literature with more than 20,500 titles from more than 5,000 international publishers. Scopus offers researchers a quick, easy and comprehensive resource to support their research needs in the scientific, technical, medical and social sciences fields and arts and humanities. It also contains tools that track, analyze and visualize scholarly work.
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ACS Chemistry for Life
The website of the American Chemical Society.

"A free chemical structure database providing fast text and structure search access to over 26 million structures from hundreds of data sources." Sponsored by the RSC.

A guide to the development and characteristics of the Periodical Table of Elements.
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Library OneSearch
Use the catalog to find books, videos, recordings, and goverment documents we have at the library.

A statewide catalog of many of Michigan's libraries. It allows you to request books at another library be sent to Kresge Library for you.

Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary Loan
You may request materials we don't have and we'll borrow them from another library for you.



Refworks allows you to create a personal database of references and automatically generate formatted bibliographies for your projects.

Writing Help for Chemistry Students
ACS Style Guide

ACS Reference Guidelines

Restricted to OU students, faculty, and staff Ulrich's Periodicals Directory
Is this journal peer-reviewed or refereed? Ulrich's will tell you!


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