Last Updated: Sep 8, 2014
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 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.
This is another comprehensive, multidisciplinary literature database. Like Web of Science, Scopus also allows citation analysis.
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.