Start here when doing chemistry research!
UH Chemistry Department
This guide has been created to make finding library and Web Chemistry-related resources easier for you. You can link to databases and other resources directly from this guide, which can be bookmarked on your computer for easy access. If there is a resource that you feel should be included on this guide, please let me know!
Here are some guides on some more specific chemistry topics:
Chemical Structure Searching
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Learn to find chemicals from their structure rather than by name!
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Use this guide to learn about sources and strategies for finding chemical pricing!
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Faculty and graduate students can get access to the Texas Medical Center Library's electronic resources. See the TMC Library Card tab for instructions on how to get a TMC Library Card, or if you already have a card, go directly to the TMC Library's eResources.
Here are some chemistry or science databases that are new to UH Libraries!
Below, you will find a few of the more commonly used scientific databases that UH subscribes to. For more databases see our listing of databases by subject. You can also see an A-Z listing of databases or view new databases.
- ACS Publications
The American Chemical Society is the leading publisher of peer-reviewed research journals in the chemical and related sciences.
- CRC Handbook
This classic Chemistry resource provides broad coverage of all types of physical science data commonly encountered by scientists and engineers.
- Inorganic Crystal Structure Database
Find crystal structure data on inorganic compounds.
Knovel provides access to reference materials in the fields of engineering and applied sciences. Subject areas covered include: chemistry and chemical engineering, plastics and rubbers, semiconductors, advanced materials, and safety, health and hygiene.
Search in Reaxys for articles, or by structure for information about a chemical or reaction
In addition to providing full-text access to the journal Science, this database offers the latest in science-related news items and a job searching tool!
- Science Direct
Full text from Elsevier journals!
- SciFinder Scholar
Provides access to Chemical Abstracts including a substructure module searching mechanism and links to the full-text articles.
Similar to Web of Science for citation searching. Find who cited who from 1996-present. Covers more publications than Web of Science.
- Web of Science
In addition to functioning as a regular database, the Citation Searching feature of Web of Science allows you to see who has cited a particular article in subsequent publications.
- Wiley InterScience
Full text to many Wiley journals, a key science and technology publisher.
Need to find books on a topic? Looking for a specific journal? Search the library catalog:
Library doesn't have what you're looking for? Obtain articles and books the Library doesn't own through Illiad, the library's Interlibrary Loan service.