Database List

The following 15 databases are best for: Chemistry

See our Chemistry Research Guide for more information on researching this subject.

Core Chemistry Databases

ACS Publications (American Chemical Society)

SciFinder Scholar

Web of Science


All Chemistry Databases

ACS Publications (American Chemical Society)    
Provides access to journals published by ACS.
  • Coverage Range: Varied: 1896 to present
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: American Chemical Society
  • Jumpstart Searchable

 
ACS Style Guide (American Chemical Society)    
The full-text of the citation style manual from the American Chemical Society.
  • Coverage Range: 3rd ed. (2006)
  • Full-Text

 
Annual Reviews    
Contains review articles that summarize the progress in some particular area or topic. Includes coverage of the biomedical sciences, life sciences, physical sciences and social sciences. You can search across the entire database or limit your search by subject area.
  • Coverage Range: 1932-Present (varies by series)
  • Some Full-Text
  • Vendor: Annual Reviews Inc.
  • Jumpstart Searchable

 
Applied Science & Technology Full Text    
Provides information on trends in the scientific and technological fields. Topics include engineering, acoustics, chemistry, computers, metallurgy, physics, plastics, telecommunications, transportation, and waste management. Citations from 1983 to present. Selected full-text from 1997 and later only.
  • Coverage Range: 1983-present
  • Some Full-Text
  • Vendor: EBSCO (WilsonWeb)
  • Jumpstart Searchable

 
Applied Science & Technology Source    
Applied Science & Technology Source offers extensive coverage of research and development within the applied sciences and computing disciplines by combining high-quality databases from both EBSCO Publishing and H.W. Wilson. This premier resource offers full text for almost 1,200 journals, citations to millions of articles. The content within Applied Science & Technology Source derives from numerous sources, including leading trade journals, professional and technical society journals, and conference proceedings.
  • Coverage Range: 1913 to present
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: Ebsco
  • Jumpstart Searchable

 
Burger's Medicinal Chemistry and Drug Discovery    
Detailed summaries on topics relating to medicinal chemistry and drug discovery. Search or browse five upper level headings: Autocoids, Diagnostics, and Drugs from New Biology; Cardiovascular Agents and Endocrines; Chemotherapeutic Agents; Drug Discovery/Development; and Nervous System Agents.
  • Coverage Range: 
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (Wiley-Blackwell)
  • Jumpstart Searchable

 
Complete Dictionary of Scientific Biography    
Provides information on the history of science through articles on the professional lives of scientists. All periods of science from classical antiquity to modern times are represented.
  • Coverage Range: All time periods
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: GALE Cengage Learning

 
Derwent Patents Index    
Patent information from Derwent World Patent Index and patent citation information from Patents Citation Index. Includes Chemical, Electronic and Electrical, and Engineering sections.
  • Coverage Range: 1963-present
  • Citations Only
  • Vendor: THOMSON REUTERS

 
General Science Full Text    
Covers everything from supernovas to marine pollution. A good starting point for researchers seeking information on a variety of scientific topics.
  • Coverage Range: 1984-present
  • Some Full-Text
  • Vendor: EBSCO (WilsonWeb)
  • Jumpstart Searchable

 
Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE)    
Peer reviewed journal that publishes biological, medical, chemical and physical research in video format.
  • Coverage Range: 2006 to present
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: JoVE

 
ScienceDirect    
A collection of articles focusing on science, technology and medicine.
  • Coverage Range: Varied some 1850 to present
  • Some Full-Text
  • Vendor: Elsevier
  • Jumpstart Searchable

 
Scientific Electronic Library Online (SciELO)    
SciELO provides cooperative electronic publishing of science, social sciences, and arts & humanities journals to meet the scholarly communication needs of developing countries, particularly Latin America and the Caribbean countries. It provides an efficient way to assure universal visibility and accessibility to their scholarly literature. English, Spanish, and Portuguese search interfaces are available. Full-text will be in the language of the original publication.
  • Coverage Range: current and back issues of journals
  • Mostly Full-Text
  • Vendor: Scielo (Open access)

 
SciFinder Scholar    
NOTE: Available to current Dickinson affiliates only. FIRST TIME USERS must register to search this database. Contact the Sciences Liaison Librarian for information on how to register. SciFinder publishes the latest scientific breakthroughs. It is the world's largest collection of organic and inorganic substance information with references from more than 10,000 currently published journals and patents from more than 61 patent authorities. Includes important scientific discoveries from the mid-1800s to the present. Allows searching on more than 56 million organic and inorganic substances by chemical structures, biological sequences, substructures or reactions.
  • Coverage Range: Mid-1800s to present
  • Citations Only
  • Vendor: American Chemical Society
  • Jumpstart Searchable
  • 2 Simultaneous Users

 
Web of Knowledge    
Simultaneously search Web of Science (Science Citation Index, Social Sciences Citation Index, Book Citation Index, Current Chemical Reactions and Index Chemicus), BIOSIS Citation Index, Current Contents Connect, Data Citation Index, Derwent Patents Index, Zoological Record, and MEDLINE.
  • Coverage Range: varies; mostly 1965 to present
  • Citations Only
  • Vendor: THOMSON REUTERS

 
Web of Science    
Searches both social science and science materials, and allows the user to see what other articles have cited a chosen paper. Provides access to Science and Social Sciences Citation Indexes (1900-present), Conference Proceedings Citation Index (1990-present) Book Citation Index (2005-present), Current Chemical Reactions (1985-present), and Index Chemicus (1993-present).
  • Coverage Range: 1900-present
  • Citations Only
  • Vendor: THOMSON REUTERS
  • Jumpstart Searchable