Subject Guide: Chemistry

Subject Guide: Chemistry


  • Web of Science: Covers all Science disciplines and includes citation searching.(1900-present)
  • SciFinder Scholar: Chemical Abstracts and Structure searching (1907-present). Register for and access the Web version from this site. Check out the introductory tutorial on Substance Searching and setting up alerts.
  • Reaxys (former platform CrossFire): Beilstein and Gmelin Substances indexed 1772-present. Elsevier Chemistry Patent database is also included.  Searchable by structure, reactions, text, and property values. Introductory webinar on Chemistry Research is available here.
  • Science of Synthesis - contains over 146,000 product-specific experimental procedures, 580,000 structures, and 700,000 references for the synthetic chemist. It is full-text, structure and reaction searchable. Workshop Examples and Tutorial available
  • Cambridge Structural Database (Web version) - Contains crystallographic data on organic, organometallic, and metal complex structures. Option to Web version: Database is downloadable from this site: The DVDs are also available for borrowing through J. Mason (contact info below).
  • ICSD: Inorganic Crystal Structure Database - a searchable database of more than 93,000 inorganic structures, including pure elements, minerals, metals, and intermetallic compounds.
  • ChemIDPlus - Structure database and chemical dictionary
  • Toxnet - Databases on toxicology, hazardous chemicals, environmental health, and toxic releases.
  • CASSI - The CAS Source Index (CASSI) Search Tool is an online resource tool to quickly identify or confirm journal titles and abbreviations for publications indexed by CAS since 1907.

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  • Julie MasonJulie MasonChemistry Librarian, Science Library
    Phone: 951-827-2817

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Last modified: 12/15/2014 5:07 PM by J. Mason

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