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Top databases for articles and more

  • SciFinder
    SciFinder is the biggest database in chemistry. You can search for a research topic, a compound, or a reaction.
    Before you start you will need to create an account!
  • Create a SciFinder account
    Before using SciFinder you will need to create an account. You must use your Duke email address.
  • Reaxys
    Reaxys is another chemistry-specific database. You can find information about topics, compounds, and reactions. It covers less than SciFinder, but does some things better (like reactions).
  • Web of Science
    This is a powerful multidisciplinary literature database. It's particular strength is mapping citations.
  • Scopus
    This is another comprehensive, multidisciplinary literature database. Like Web of Science, Scopus also allows citation analysis.
  • PubMed
    This a free literature database from the National Library of Medicine. It is the main database in medicine but also covers a lot of chemistry.
  • Google Scholar
    Accessing Google Scholar through the library website will allow a smoother connection to full text of articles.

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