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Use these databases to find articles, chemical properties, reactions, and other information.
SciFinder is a comprehensive source of chemical and related scientific information, including the many different types of organic and inorganic substances. Other information includes patent and journal references, regulated chemicals, chemical reactions and chemical supplier information. Includes the ability to search by structure. Coverage dates: 1957 - current.
Web of Science
A citation database that allows you to search the online versions of Science Citation Index and Social Sciences Citation Index. The analyze tool can be used to filter results by author, publication year, journal subject category, institution, language or source title.
Combined Chemical Dictionary
Chemical, physical, and structural data on thousands of compounds. Coverage dates: Current
Handbook of Chemistry and Physics
Handbook of Chemistry and Physics is a searchable database of the information contained in the print edition, including being able to search by molecular formula and physical properties.
Provides the most comprehensive coverage on medical research, clinical practice, administration and policy issues from thousands of journals.
Current Chemical Reactions
Synthetic methods from prominent organic chemistry journals. Each reaction provides complete reaction diagrams, critical conditions, and journal article information. Coverage dates: 1840 - present.
Derwent Innovations Index
Derwent Innovations Index facilitates rapid, precise patent searching. This databases focuses on chemical, electrical, electronic, and mechanical engineering. Researchers can quickly grasp a patent's significance and its relationship to other patents.
Index Chemicus searches chemical compound information and critical supporting data for organic compounds. This database offers full graphical summaries, reaction diagrams, and complete citation information. Coverage dates: 1993 - current.
American Chemical Society (ACS) journals. Coverage dates: 1879 - present
Royal Society of Chemistry Publications
The Royal Chemistry Society publishes over 30 journals, dating back to 1876.
ChemSpider is a free collection of compound data from across the web, provided by the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC). It aggregates chemical structures and their associated information into a single searchable repository.
Spectral Database for Organic Compounds (SDBS)
A free online database of spectra information, including NMR, FT-IR, Raman, and others.
Dictionary of Commonly Cited Compounds
Property information for the most commonly cited compounds in chemical literature. Coverage dates: Current
Dictionary of Drugs
Property information on thousands of drug compounds. Very useful for medicinal chemistry. Coverage dates: Current
Dictionary of Food Compounds
Wide-ranging information on thousands of compounds found in food, including additives, flavors, natural food constituents, contaminants, and nutraceuticals. Coverage dates: Current
Dictionary of Inorganic and Organometallic Compounds
Chemical properties for thousands of inorganic and organometallic compounds. Coverage dates: Current
Dictionary of Marine Natural Products
Chemical properties for thousands of natural products isolated from marine organisms. Coverage dates: Current
Dictionary of Natural Products
Chemical properties information for thousands of natural products. Coverage dates: Current
Dictionary of Organic Compounds
Chemical properties for thousands of organic compounds. Coverage dates: Current
Polymers: A Property Database
Polymers: A Property Database contains information 1,000 polymers and 15,000 monomers, including trade names, properties, constituent monomers, commercial applications, manufacturing processes, and references.
Properties of Organic Compounds
Properties of Organic Compounds contains over 29,000 of the most commonly sought organic compounds, featuring physical data and spectral data.
ACS Guide to Scholarly Communication
Online edition of the American Chemical Society (ACS) style guide. Coverage dates: Current
Good general databases
These databases are very general in nature.
Academic Search Ultimate
Scholarly journals, newspapers, magazines, videos, and trade publications covering multiple subjects. Coverage dates: 1887 – present
Gale Science in Context
Contextual information on hundreds of today's most significant science topics. By integrating authoritative, curriculum-aligned reference content with headlines and videos, it draws students into the subject matter, showing how scientific disciplines relate to real-world issues, from weather patterns to obesity. Coverage dates: current.
Dissertations and Theses at TCU
Contains full text of dissertations and theses produced by TCU students. The Current Research@ Gateway link on the main page will also let you view 24 page previews of dissertations and theses submitted at other participating institutions from 1999-present.
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Contains online encyclopedias and other other reference sources on a wide variety of topics.