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SciFinder This link opens in a new window
Find reactions, predicted property values, experimental properties, patents, and sequences from CAS and Genbank databases, which are linked to the scientific journal literature. You will need to create an account with your SMU email the first time you log in.
Includes PatentPak for finding and accessing patent information.
Web of Science This link opens in a new window
Comprehensive index of the major journal literature in the sciences, social sciences, and humanities. Among the many topics it includes are those in chemistry, biochemistry, and materials science. Use for your interdisciplinary research needs and for determining citation counts for research articles.
Chemical structure database. Access structures, properties and associated information. Offers text and structure searching to find compounds of interest.
From the Royal Society of Chemistry.
Includes information on the chemical properties and biological activities of small molecules.
Links to information on biological properties found in PubMed, NCBI's protein 3D structure resource, and PubChem's bioassay database.
Nature Journals Online This link opens in a new window
Use for literature searches and keeping up with new discoveries. Covers the biological sciences, earth and environmental sciences, physics, chemistry, mathematics, engineering, and computing sciences.
PubMed This link opens in a new window
Primary research site for biomedical sciences. PubMed is the web-based version of Medline, the National Library of Medicine's premier database. Includes journals in clinical medicine and related life sciences disciplines. Updated weekly.
Gale in Context: Science This link opens in a new window
Science In Context provides contextual information on significant science topics. This database shows how scientific disciplines relate to real-world issues. This is a good resource for gaining a foundational understanding of a variety of scientific concepts.
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