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Chemistry and Chemical Engineering: Find Articles
Introduce data and information resources in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, and related fields for Mines community.
To start, use the Library Catalog to find articles for a broad understanding of your research topic. You can narrow your search results to just articles by using the Catalog's "facets" on screen left to select Resource Types / Articles
Please note: The Catalog doesn't include every research article available from the --This is particularly true for for Chemistry articles. Only use the catalog for a broad searchto get started and use specialized databases such as SciFinder and Web of Science (see below) to run more specific and comprehensive searches on your topic.
Core Electronic Databases in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
The databases listed below are your essential tools to run specific and/or comprehensive search on a Chemistry or Chemical Engineering topic.
SciFinder is a means of accessing the Chemical Abstracts database using a powerful and intuitive search engine to find references to articles. Search for chemical data using a molecular formula, chemical name, chemical structure, reaction components, author name, or topic of interest.
Note: Database use restricted to current Mines-affiliates only and requires an individual user account to access. First-time users, please register with a Mines email address through this link at http://libguides.mines.edu/scifinder_reg
Access the world’s leading scholarly literature in the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities and examine proceedings of international conferences, symposia, seminars, colloquia, workshops, and conventions. Editions subscribed to include: Science Citation Index Expanded (1900-current) and Conference Proceedings Citation Index (1990-current).
Drawn from the Landolt-Börnstein New Series, the Linus Pauling Files and other integrated resources, this comprehensive collection of data in the fields of physics, physical and inorganic chemistry, materials science, and related fields allows materials scientists and related scientists to identify materials and their properties.
Inspec is a comprehensive database that includes bibliographic citations and indexed abstracts from publications in the fields of physics, electrical and electronic engineering, communications, computer science, control engineering, information technology, manufacturing and mechanical engineering, operations research, material science, oceanography, engineering mathematics, nuclear engineering, environmental science, geophysics, nanotechnology, biomedical technology and biophysics. It contains over 16 million records concerning high tech topics.
Compendex is the most comprehensive bibliographic database of scientific and technical engineering research available, covering all engineering disciplines. It includes millions of bibliographic citations and abstracts from thousands of engineering journals and conference proceedings.
Searches for scholarly materials such as peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, preprints, abstracts and technical reports from broad areas of research. It includes a variety of academic publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories and universities, as well as scholarly articles available across the web.
Note: To make sure links to full-text resources offered by Mines are included in your results, click on the Settings button in the right hand corner, then on Library Links in the left hand column. Type in or click on Colorado School of Mines and select Save.
PubMed comprises more than 26 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites.
TOXNET is a group of databases covering chemicals and drugs, diseases and the environment, environmental health, occupational safety and health, poisoning, risk assessment and regulations, and toxicology. Use TOXNET to find: Specific chemicals, mixtures, and products; Chemical nomenclature; Chemicals that may be associated with a disease, condition or symptom; Chemicals associated with consumer products, occupations, hobbies, and more; Special toxic effects of chemicals in humans and/or animals; Citations from the scientific literature
e-Books published by American Chemical Society. Most of them are based on experts' presentations during themed symposiums of ACS National Meetings.
Find an Open Access Version of an Article
When you cannot get to the full text of an article because it's behind a "pay wall" (you don't subscribe, there's a fee, etc.), an Open Access version may be available:--the publisher's PDF version, as a preprint, or as the peer-reviewed manuscript.
Try a Google search or use oaDOI.org (if you have a DOI (Digital Object Identifier)) look for an open version.
Ask a librarian for assistance.
Journal Title Abbreviations
Journal title abbreviations are often used in reference sections of an article and some of them can be difficult to decipher. For Chemistry journal titles, the following two tools can help.
Abbreviations used for journal titles as cited works in Web of Science database.
Journal Title Search
If you know the title of the journal you need to browse, you may use the Find e-Journal tool to search for it in our Catalog and use the Link to Fulltext online to access the journals we subscribe to. We may have access to some journals on multiple platforms, which may or may not be the original publisher's site. Browsing journals here will ensure you see all the access points we have for a journal.