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American Chemical Society Journals

The library has full-text access (1996-present online, and up to 2007 in print) to many ACS journals: 

  • Accounts of Chemical Research
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Chemical Reviews
  • Environmental Science and Technology
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Journal of Chemical Education
  • Journal of Chemical and Engineering Data
  • Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
  • Journal of Organic Chemistry
  • Journal of Physical Chemistry A, B, C
  • Journal of the American Chemical Society
  • Macromolecules

The most efficient way to find articles in these, and other, publications is to search Web of Science

  • Web of Science
    Indexes these journals, and hundreds more. Using the "Links" button for any result will either link you directly to the full-text, direct you to the full-text in print, or if we do not own it, pre-fill the Interlibrary Loan form for you.

Journal Locator

Journal Locator

Find specific journals,magazines, and newspapers.

Watch the video below to learn how to find an article if you have the citation.

Beyond the DNL

Can't find what you want?

Try Interlibrary Loan!

  • Use materials from other libraries' collections free of charge.
  • Articles arrive via e-mail within 3-5 business days.
  • Books arrive within 2 weeks and are held in your name.
  • You will be notified by e-mail when your items arrive.

Request materials online via:

Selected Databases

Use databases to find articles on your topic. These databases are the best place to start.

  • SciFinder
    SciFinder contains information about substances, including chemical structures, chemical names, CAS Registry NumbersĀ®, properties, commercial availability and regulatory information; reaction schemes, experimental procedures, conditions, yields, solvents, catalysts, as well as commercial availability of substances; and references to chemistry and related science information found in journals, patents, dissertations and more. Note: Requires individual login.
  • Web of Science
    Web of Science searches Science Citation Index, Social Sciences Citation Index, Biosis Previews, and Arts and Humanities Citation Index.
    Coverage: 1989 - Present. Updated: Weekly.
  • Science Journals  Icon
    Science Journals contains full text and citations in general science. Subjects include: Physics, Engineering, Astronomy, Biology, Earth Science, and Chemistry. Includes: charts, diagrams, graphs, tables, photos, and other graphical elements. Contains images.
    Coverage: 1986 - Present. Updated: Regularly.
  • AccessScience  Icon  Icon
    AccessScience content includes: McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science and Technology, Yearbook of Science and Technology, and the Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms. Includes: Biographies, news, and study center. Contains images and video.
    Updated: Regularly.
  • Science Reference Center
    Contains full-text reference and periodical resources for a wide range of science topics.
  • General Science Abstracts
    General Science Abstracts includes citations and abstracts to wide range of science related articles. Topics include: astronomy, atmospheric science, biology, botany, chemistry, conservation, earth science, environment, Food, genetics, health, mathematics, medicine, microbiology, nutrition, oceanography, physics, physiology, and zoology.
    Coverage: 1984 - Present. Updated: Monthly.

Tips & Tricks

Tips & Tricks

  • When searching databases, use AND, OR, and parentheses to focus your search.
  • The asterisk * symbol will search for all variations of a word. For example: basket* will search for baskets and basketry. Using quotes will search for a phrase.
  • Combine synonyms with OR and put them inside parentheses, like this:
"Latin America*" AND (democracy OR politics)
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Watch this tutorial below to learn how to find full-text articles.

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Databases are basically just search engines for articles on specific subjects.


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