Chemical Abstracts Database
Main database for Chemistry Research
This database requires a login and password and can only be used during specific hours; Mon. - Thurs. 5pm to 5am, Fri. 5 pm - Sat. 7 pm, and Sat. 10 pm - 5am Mon. Check with your Chemistry professor or Carol McCulley for login and password.
Start with broad terms and narrow for best results.
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How Do I Know If It's Scholarly?
Finding Credible Information About a Topic
Scholarly vs. popular journals: why choose scholarly?
- Your goal is to gather information from scholarly sources.
- You want timely, accurate information about your topic.
- You want your information written by a researcher/scholar in a peer reviewed journal.
- You want in depth information to educate yourself.
- You want references to lead you to other information about your topic.
How do I know if a journal is scholarly?
- Use a database that indexes only scholarly sources, like PubMed or Web of Science
- How to Distinguish Scholarly Journals from Other Periodicals
- Ulrich's International Periodical Directory (do a title search; check Document type to see if journal is popular or scholarly)
Evaluate web pages: anybody can publish anything on the web!