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Library Resources for Chemistry: Finding Periodical Articles
Resources and Strategies for Finding Chemistry Information in the IU Southeast Library
The library subscribes to databases to provide access to periodical articles. The content contained in these databases are typically not freely available on the internet. You have to pay to get access to them. But with an article database, the library is paying for that access for you. That's why you have to go through the database to get the articles.
Don't ever pay to download an article from the internet--talk to a Reference Librarian, and we can more than likely get you a copy of the article at no charge to you. That's what libraries do!
Listed below are some of the Chemistry databases available through the IUS library. For a more complete list, check out our Chemistry databases in our subject listing of databases.
Allows access to a wide diversity of research from many scientific disciplines, including biomedical sciences, chemistry, engineering, and more. SciFinder Scholar includes researched covered in Chemical Abstracts and articles currently being indexed. Access to the older SciFinder interface is also available.ACCESS NOTE: SciFinder-n requires registration. Register for an account here.
Scopus is a citation and abstracting database that provides comprehensive coverage of the peer-reviewed journal and conference literature in the fields of science, technology, medicine, social sciences and arts & humanities.
Provides full-text access to over 1,000 scholarly journals and 2,000 online books in the humanities, medicine, social sciences, science, and technology fields. Journal access is from the mid-1990's to the present.
My database search only gave me a citation. Now what?
While many databases contain the full-text of the article right there, sometimes this won't happen. You may conduct a search and get results that only give you an citation and an abstract. So how do you get from the citation to actually getting the article?
Here's where IUCAT comes in. IUCAT is the library catalog, and it tells you what books we own and what journals we subscribe to. You can conduct a Periodical Title Search in IUCAT to find out what the library's holdings are for any journal. You will search for the journal title, not the name of the article, because all IUCAT knows is whether we have the journal or not. It doesn't know what's contained in the journal.
If you cannot locate the journal you want in IUCAT, or if library's holdings do not include the specific issue you need, you can submit an Interlibrary Loan request for the article. We will ask another library that does have that specific issue to make a copy of the article and send it here for you in PDF format.
Searches for books, journals, DVDs, government documents and more available at IUS and all other IU campuses. (You can request that books from other IU campuses be delivered to the IUS Library. Ask at the reference desk if you have any questions!)