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Chemistry: Articles and Databases
Library information and resources for the Chemistry Department at Illinois Tech
Articles are great for when you want to find the most current research on your topic or when you need detailed information about very specific subject. There are many types of articles. Some are written by scholars and undergo rigorous peer review; others are written by journalists in the industry and do not face the same scrutiny. You'll find articles from journals and newspapers, as well as conference reports, book reviews, editorials, and popular magazines inside our databases.
The premier research tool for chemical, biological, biomedical, and related scientific information. Note: This software can only be used on a computer that has an IIT IP address. SciFinder is the premier research tool for chemical, biological, biomedical, and related scientific information. It includes:
* Patent and journal references. Over 36 million references to more than 9,000 scientific and technical journals from 1907 to the present.
* Substance information. More than 23 million organic and inorganic substances and more than 43 million sequences.
* Regulated chemicals. Provides information on more than 200,000 inventoried or regulated chemicals.
* Chemical reactions. Information about more than 8 million single- and multi-step reactions from 1840 to the present.
* Chemical supplier information. Provides information about more than 7 million commercially available chemicals and their worldwide suppliers.
Obtaining a SciFinder Account
Before you can access SciFinder Web, you need to create an account. Contact email@example.com from your IIT e-mail address. Provide your name and 8-digit IIT ID (CWID) in the email. Once your status has been verified, you will receive instructions on how to create your SciFinder account. Read the license agreement carefully. This is a legally binding agreement that you will be required to abide by. CAS is known for monitoring usage closely.
Dissertations and ThesesOnline database of doctoral dissertations and master's theses. Full-text is available for many items, and ordering/purchasing information is included for those items with no full-text.
PubMed is the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) free digital archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature. PubMed is a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine that includes over 24 million citations from MEDLINE and other life science journals for biomedical articles back to the 1950s. PubMed includes links to over 3 million full text articles and other related resources.
Publishers of 1500 journals, Wiley Online Library hosts a broad multidisciplinary collection of online resources covering life, health and physical sciences, social science, and the humanities.
Search Google Scholar
Google Scholar is a popular way to search for scholarly articles, reports, books and more. You can connect Google Scholar to IIT's libraries from the library links section of Scholar Preferences. This way, when you find an article you'd like to read you will be able to see if we have the article or be directed to MyILL to request it.
Find a specific article
Need to find a specific article quickly? The Articles by Citation form will connect you to the database that has the article, or take you to MyILL to request the article.