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Restricted to OU students, faculty, and staff SciFinder

SciFinder is a tool provided by Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) that covers biomedical sciences, chemistry, engineering, materials science, and agricultural science. You can search it by keyword, chemical structure or substructure, reaction, chemical name, or formula.

  • Publication types: journal articles, patents from around the world, dissertations, abstracts, reviews, books, reputable web sources
  • Updated daily
  • Contains over 48 million items
  • Coverage years = 1800s to present

Before using, you’re required to register for a personal SciFinder account.

Restricted to OU students, faculty, and staff Web of Science

Web of Science contains publications related to the arts and humanities, social sciences, and sciences. It’s an excellent database for comprehensive and interdisciplinary searches.

  • Publication types: journal articles, books/book chapters, reviews, conference proceedings, abstracts, data papers, editorials, news articles
  • Contains over 66 million items
  • Coverage years = 1900 to present
Restricted to OU students, faculty, and staff Scopus

Scopus an international multi-disciplinary database for the sciences and social sciences.

  • Publication types: journal articles, books/book chapters, reviews, patents, conference proceedings/papers, trade publications, editorials
  • Contains over 70 million items
  • Coverage years = 1970 to present
Restricted to OU students, faculty, and staff Ulrich's Periodicals Directory
Ulrich’s contains over 300,000 periodicals of all types: academic and scholarly journals, e-journals, peer-reviewed titles, popular magazines, newspapers, and newsletters. Each periodical summary tells you information such as ISSN, publisher, language, subject, and reviews written by librarians. Ulrich’s will tell you if a journal is peer-reviewed or refereed!
ACS and RSC Journals
ACS Journals and Magazines
Selected journals published by the American Chemical Society.

RSC Journals
Selected journals published by the Royal Society of Chemistry
Useful Websites
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.
Popular Science News Sources
Library Contact
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Joanna Thielen
Assistant Professor

Office Hours: Tues 1-2 and Wed 10-11
Office: Kresge Library 245

Book an appointment with Joanna

Or email her if her appts don't work for your schedule. 
Find Books

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.


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