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Chemistry Databases

Recommended Databases

Applied Science & Technology Full Text

(1983-) Indexes and provides citations and abstracts to periodical articles covering engineering, math, physics, computer technology and other sciences.

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Chemical Abstracts (SciFinder Web)

Covers Chemical Abstracts’ databases such as CAplus from 1907 to the present.  It is the premier database for searching the chemical literature and patents.  This database also provides access to key journals in the sciences and engineering including those in Elsevier’s ScienceDirect.  Apart from coverage in all areas of chemistry and chemical engineering, it includes chemical aspect in Agricultural Sciences, Biology and Life Science, Engineering, Food Sciences, Geological Sciences, Material Sciences, Medical Sciences, Physics and Polymer Sciences.

Unlike other databases at TCNJ, SciFinder Web requires self-registration. To create an account follow this link.

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ScienceDirect (Elsevier)

Offered as a pilot project, access is provided to the full text of over 600 titles published by Elsevier. Coverage is primarily in the chemical, biological, and health sciences, but journals from the social sciences are also included. A green page icon next to the journal title indicates full text availability.

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Academic Search Premier(EBSCOhost)

Provides citations and abstracts to over 4,000 journals covering most academic areas of study including biological sciences, economics, communications, computer sciences, engineering, language and linguistics, arts and literature, medical sciences, and women’s studies. Approximately two-thirds of the articles are available as full text. Also contains images which can be accessed by clicking on the “image collections” icon.
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Access World News

Selected full-text newspaper articles and newswires from the United States and abroad. Access World News is particularly strong in providing access to local, state, regional, and national news.
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ACM Digital Library Portal

The ACM Digital Library Portal provides access to the ACM Digital Library and the Guide to Computing Literature. The Digital Library consists of full-text of all the publications of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). This includes journals, transactions and magazines, conference proceedings, and the SIG (Special Interest Groups) publications.

The Guide is a collection of bibliographic citations and abstracts of works published by ACM and over 3000 other computer science publishers.  Included in the Guide are citations to books, journal articles, conference proceedings, doctoral dissertations, master’s theses, and technical reports

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Biological & Agricultural Index Plus (Wilson Web)

Indexes periodical articles in agricultural fields including agricultural research, chemicals, economics and engineering. Also covers biology, biochemistry, biotechnology, ecology, genetics, microbiology, physiology, zoology and other related fields.

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Biological Sciences Database (Cambridge Scientific Abstracts)

Provides citations with abstracts to research literature in biomedicine, zoology, ecology and some aspects of agriculture and veterinary science.

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General Science Full Text (Wilson Web)

Provides citations, abstracts, and selected full text from periodical articles in many science fields including biology, chemistry, environmental science, nutrition, genetics, math, health, physics, physiology and zoology.

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A full text, full image archive of over 120 journals. Coverage of journals generally begins with their first volume and is updated to within three years of the current issue. Allows keyword searching of the full text of all articles, as well as browsing of particular journal issues. Subject strengths are African-American studies, anthropology, Asian studies, ecology, economics/finance, general science, history, literature, math/statistics, philosophy, political science, population/demography, and sociology.

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MathSciNet: Mathematical Reviews on the Web

MathSciNet is a comprehensive database, created and maintained by the American Mathematical Society, covering the world’s mathematical literature since 1940. It includes subject indexing of recent and forthcoming mathematical publications, as well as reviews or summaries of articles and books that contain new contributions to mathematical research. Approximately 1700 current serials and journals are reviewed in whole or in part. Links to fulltext in databases such as JSTOR and Science Direct are available for some articles.

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Provides access to MEDLINE and OLDMEDLINE, the National Library of Medicine’s databases of bibliographic citations and abstracts for the fields of medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, health care systems and preclinical sciences. Also provides access and links to the integrated molecular biology databases maintained by the National Center for Biotechnology Information

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