"The Big Ones"
Great places to start your chemistry research. These databases have citations to thousands of articles, and sometimes have links to the full-text of the articles.
Other Useful Online Sources
Expand Your Search
Want to search several places at once? Try Discovery!
Many of the databases listed above can be searched simultaneaously using Discovery - just select the ones you would like to search. This is a quick method but may not give you all the search options you need for a specialized search or a detailed literature review.
For some research, books are still the way to go. For example, handbooks for reliable physical data. A few books from the Reference section are listed below; contact a librarian, check the online catalog, or browse the Reference section (try call numbers starting with Q or T) for more.
|Kaye and Laby Tables of Physical and Chemical Constants||Online||Data, formulae, graphs and charts from across the spectrum of chemistry and physics. A print copy of the 16th edition can also be found in the bookshelves under the call number QC61 .K3 1995.|
|ACS Style Guide||QD 8.5 .A25||The official reference to the American Chemical Society style of preparing manuscripts and citing information.|
|Basic Laboratory and Industrial Chemicals||QD 64 .L53 1993||A CRC Quick Reference Handbook to over 1,000 common chemicals, including data on properties such as physical constants, thermodynamic properties, molecular properties and transport properties.|
|CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics||QD 65 .H3||The classic science reference, claiming to "provide broad coverage of all types of data commonly encountered by physical scientists and engineers, with as much depth as can be accommodated in a one-volume format" (preface to the 85th edition).|
|Aldrich Library of Infrared Spectra and NMR Spectra||QD 96 .I5 P67 1981
QD 96 .N8 P68 1983
|Infrared and NMR spectra for substances ranging from Abietic acid to Zingerone.|
|Names, Synonyms and Structures of Organic Compounds||QD 291 .N36 1995||A CRC Reference Handbook that provides names, synonyms and structures for thousands of organic compounds including pesticides, alternative refrigerants, priority pollutants and more.|
|Table of Isotopes||QD 601.2 .F57 1996||Contains nuclear structure and decay data for thousands of isotopes and isomers, orgnaized by mass number.|
How can I get help with my research?
Contact the Subject Specialist Librarian, Janet Crane, for help with your science information needs. She can be reached at 504-280-6548 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Or, stop by the Information Desk on the first floor of the Library, call 504-280-6549, or email email@example.com.
How do I get access to these resources from off campus?
When you click on the link to an electronic resource, you will be asked to log in. Use your UNO ID number (with two zeroes added to the end) as your User ID number. Your PIN changes each semester unless you have changed it youself. Click on "Email my PIN" to have it emailed to you. If you encouter problems or need assistance logging in, contact the Circulation Desk at 504-280-6355.
When I find a citation or abstract, how do I get to the full article?
You can always look it up in the online catalog. Search for the journal title (make sure to use the journal title, not the article title!) to see if UNO has an online or print subscription. If we have a subscription, your search results will give you a link to the ejournal, a list of print issues on the shelf, or both.
As a shortcut, if the database record you are looking at has a link that says Check LinkSource for more information, follow that link to have the above steps done for you. You will be taken to the e-journal, the list of print copies, or other options.
What if the UNO Library doesn't have the article or book I need?
There are still ways to get what you need! You can search the database WorldCat to find other nearby libraries that have the book or article (see the LALINC information page for information about using other local libraries), or request that the book or article be sent here through InterLibrary Loan.