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ACS Journals and Magazines
Full-text publications from the American Chemical Society.

RSC Journals
Full-text publications from the Royal Society of Chemistry.

SciFinder Access limited to OU students, faculty, and staff
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.

Applied Science & Technology Full Text Access limited to OU students, faculty, and staff
Here you'll find articles on management, employment, and financial trends in the scientific and technological fields. How to export to RefWorks

General Science Full Text Access limited to OU students, faculty, and staff
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

Google Scholar Access limited to OU students, faculty, and staff
You can check the availability of article full text from within Google Scholar - see how! This link explains How to export to RefWorks

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

Web of Science Access limited to OU students, faculty, and staff
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).

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Library Catalog
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.

Useful Websites
An online directory of chemistry websites.


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.

For more specific information see this pathfinder: Chemistry
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Library News
STEM Job Search Workshop
Are you hunting for a job or internship in a STEM field? We'll share valuable tips to help you prepare for that important interview! Learn to use the library's e-resources to:
  • Identify and research potential employers;
  • Find current industry-wide trends and news;
  • Download and organize your results.
Open to undergraduate and graduate students in biology, chemistry, mathematics/statistics, physics, engineering and computer science.
Library OneSearch
Find articles, books, etc...

Web of Science

Web of Science Article Search  

Research Assistance

Ask a Librarian
Ask a research question by phone, chat, email, or in person at the research help desk.

Research Consultation
Sign up online for an individual session with a librarian to get help with your research.


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

Research and Documentation Online (Bedford/St. Martin's Press)
A guide for students in every major discipline on how to find sources and cite them
 Ulrich's Periodicals Directory Access limited to OU students, faculty, and staff
Is this journal peer-reviewed or refereed? Ulrich's will tell you!

Writing Resources for Students
 Writing Center
The consultants can help you with every stage of the writing process.


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