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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.

  • Easy 'search
    Basic, general information, simple search options.
  • Advanced Search
    Use to search names; chemical names, authors, or organizations.
  • CAS Number Search
    Specific information on a compound.
  • ChemSpider
    Need to look up CAS (registry) number? Try here.
  • Need Full Text?
    See Ejournals A-Z under Getting Full Text tab or on the library homepage.

More Research Databases

Suggested Research Databases for Chemistry

  • American Chemical Society (ACS) Journals
    PDF full text 1997-current
  • Web of Science
    Use Cited Reference Search link to find articles that have cited one you have (forward citations).
    Use Links link to search for full text.
  • PubMed
    Biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. 1966-present
  • PubMed Tips
    How to use PubMed to find and get full text articles.

Google Scholar

Try Google scholar for more academic information.  Remember don't ever pay $$$ for articles! Find it via Linfield FREE.

  • How to Link Linfield College to Google Scholar on your computer to find more full text.   PDF or Video clip (1:00)
  • Check Ejournals A-Z for full text or Interlibrary Loans options.  Articles will arrive in your email within days.


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?


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