Chemistry Databases

  • SciFinder
    Carleton’s most comprehensive database for chemistry literature. Also includes property data, spectra, regulatory and commercial information. Search by topic, name, formula, structure, or identifier. A free account is required - create one using your Carleton email address.
              - SciFinder Training Materials
  • Analytical Abstracts
    Designed specifically for analytical scientists, this database includes articles from all areas of analytical chemistry. Search generally, or for specific analytes, matrices or techniques.
  • TOXLINE
    A U.S. National Library of Medicine database useful for “biochemical, pharmacological, physiological, and toxicological effects of drugs and other chemicals”.

Journal Collections with basic search engines

Interdisciplinary Databases

  • Web of Science
    A large collection of databases which includes chemistry literature. Allows structure searching in the Core Collection. Useful for citation searching.
  • Scopus
    A large general database which includes chemistry literature. Useful for citation searching.
  • Google Scholar
    A general search for academic information, including literature available through Carleton and on the free web.
  • Annual Reviews
    A collection of journals dedicated to review articles, including several focused on chemistry topics.

For other options, see the "databases by subject" page for Chemistry

  • SciFinder
    Carleton’s most comprehensive chemistry database, includes property data, spectra, regulatory and commercial information. Search by name, formula, structure, or identifier. A free account is required: create one using your Carleton email address.
              - SciFinder Training Materials
  • CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics
    The authoritative reference handbook for chemical and physical property information.
  • ChemSpider
    Free chemical structure database from the Royal Society of Chemistry to find properties, spectra, and literature references. Search by name or structure.
  • e-EROS
    Encyclopedia of Reagents for Organic Synthesis: Online encyclopedia with detailed information on reagents and catalysts for organic synthesis. Browse reagent or catalyst names or search by structure or reaction.
  • PubChem
    Free set of databases with information on the biological activities of small molecules. Search substances, compounds, and bioassays. Search by keyword, properties, or structure.
  • TOXNET
    A series of databases related to toxicology from the National Library of Medicine. Search them simultaneously to see one result from each, or pick one database to suit your topic.
  • Knovel Critical Tables (2nd Edition)
    Interactive tables of physical, solvent, and thermodynamic properties.

Patents

  • SciFinder
    Carleton’s most comprehensive chemistry database, includes property data, spectra, regulatory and commercial information. Search by name, formula, structure, or identifier. A free account is required: create one using your Carleton email address.
              - SciFinder Training Materials
  • Google Patents
    Search and read through the full text of patents from around the world. The full text is often electronically created, and is not as accurate as some other databases, but the size of the collection makes this a useful resource.

For more sources see the Patents and Standards guide

Theses and Dissertations

  • Dissertations and Theses Global
    Theses and dissertations from around the world, beginning in 1743
  • CURVE
    Includes Carleton theses and dissertations, as well as other research deposited by faculty, staff, and students

For more sources see the Theses and Dissertations guide

Useful Tools

Tutorials

  • ToxTutor
    Self-paced tutorial on the key principles of toxicology from the U.S. National Library Of Medicine (NLM).
  • UCI OpenChem
    Open versions of chemistry lecture courses from University of California, Irvine, including recorded lectures. No registration required.

Associations and Organizations

Content last reviewed: October 18, 2018