Chemistry

Subject Librarian
email Kathleen Flynn

emailkflynn@albany.edu
phone(518) 437-3943
location_onScience Library: SL-142

Key Databases

SciFinder (new users)  

SciFinder is only available to registered users. Registration instructions for University at Albany faculty, students, and staff. SciFinder Registration Instructions

Click for instructions for off-campus access
Coverage:
1907 +
Updated:
Daily
Fulltext:
Yes, selected
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
SciFinder (registered users)

SciFinder is the Web version of Chemical Abstracts and includes the CAplus database, the CAS Registry file, and Medline. It contains citations and abstracts from journals, conference proceedings, patents, and dissertations, as well as chemical substance and reaction information. SciFinder replaces the SciFinder Scholar client version.

Click for instructions for off-campus access
Coverage:
1907 +
Updated:
Daily
Fulltext:
Yes, selectetd
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Current Chemical Reactions

Covers over 100 organic chemistry journals. For each reaction, provides, complete reaction diagrams, critical conditions, bibliographic data, and author abstracts.

Click for instructions for off-campus access
Coverage:
1995 - (includes some structure data back to 1840)
Updated:
Varies
Fulltext:
No
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Index Chemicus

Offers structures and critical supporting data for novel organic compounds reported in leading international journals.

Click for instructions for off-campus access
Coverage:
1995 -
Updated:
Varies
Fulltext:
No
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Derwent Innovations Index

Derwent innovations index offers patent searching, as well as citation searching of inventions. Engineering areas covered include chemical, electrical and mechanical engineering.

Click for instructions for off-campus access
Coverage:
Varies
Updated:
Varies
Fulltext:
Selected
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Book citation index - Science

Supports cited reference searching for scholarly books in the sciences.

Click for instructions for off-campus access
Coverage:
2005 - Current
Updated:
Varies
Fulltext:
Selected
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Science of Synthesis

Science of Synthesis (SoS) contains critically reviewed synthetic methods in the fields of organic and organometallic chemistry. It includes descriptions of the synthetic methods along with experimental procedures. SoS can be searched by structure, substructure, reaction, and text. Users can create username/password accounts for personalization features. The complete Houben-Weyl series, published between 1909 and 2003, is included; this includes citations back to the early 1800s.

Click for instructions for off-campus access
Coverage:
Early 1800s to present
Updated:
4 times per year
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Cambridge Structural Database

Cambridge Structural Database (CSD) is a highly curated repository of small molecule crystal structures. It contains X-ray and neutron diffraction information for carbon-containing compounds composed of up to 1,000 atoms. Included are organics, organometallics, metal complexes, compounds of main group elements, peptides of up to 24 residues, and mono-, di-, and tri-nucleotides. The Web CSD version is usually sufficient for most users. The Client CSD version includes advanced features and requires downloading the client software. Contact Kathleen Flynn(kflynn@albany.edu) for client software download instructions.

Click for instructions for off-campus access
Coverage:
N/A
Updated:
data is updated quarterly, client is updated annually
Fulltext:
No
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Web of Science (also known as WOS)

The Libraries' Web of Science subscription includes coverage from 1983 on for Science Citation Index, Social Sciences Citation Index, Arts and Humanities Citation Index. It also includes citation coverage for books, conference proceedings, data sets, patents and other materials (coverage dates vary).

Click for instructions for off-campus access
Coverage:
1983+
Updated:
regularly
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
American Chemical Society (ACS) Online Journals

The ACS Online Journals consists of two products: current ACS subscriptions and the ACS Legacy Archives. Online access to the ACS current subscriptions covers 1995 to the present for the following journals: Accounts of Chemical Research, Analytical Chemistry, Biochemistry, Bioconjugate Chemistry, Biomacromolecules, Biotechnology Progress, Chemical Research In Toxicology, Chemical Reviews, Chemistry of Materials, Crystal Growth & Design, Energy & Fuels, Environmental Science & Technology, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, Inorganic Chemistry, Journal of Agricultural & Food Chemistry, Journal of Chemical & Engineering Data, Journal of Chemical Information & Modeling, Journal of Combinatorial Chemistry, Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, Journal of Natural Products, Journal of Organic Chemistry, Journal of Physical Chemistry (A & B), Journal of Proteome Research, Journal of the American Chemical Society, Langmuir, Macromolecules, Nano Letters, Organic Process Research & Development, Organic Letters, and Organometallics. Several of these journals do not go back to 1995 because they began publishing after that date. The ACS Legacy Archives provides access to all ACS journals from 1879 to 1995. According to its Web page, it contains "23 journals; 971 volumes; 11,117 issues; 464,233 articles."

Click for instructions for off-campus access
Coverage:
1879 +
Updated:
Continually
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
ScienceDirect

Contains the full-text of over 1,100 Elsevier journals. Backfile coverage starts with 1995.

Click for instructions for off-campus access
Coverage:
1995+
Updated:
Varies
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users.
MEDLINE with Full Text [via ProQuest]

MEDLINE with Full Text provides authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more. MEDLINE with Full Text uses MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) indexing with tree, tree hierarchy, subheadings and explosion capabilities to search citations from over 4,800 current biomedical journals. The database provides full text for more than 1,470 journals indexed in MEDLINE.

Click for instructions for off-campus access
Coverage:
Varies
Updated:
Daily
Fulltext:
Yes, selected
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Citation Connection

Citation Connection offers access to 8 databases, through the Web of Science platform. Book Citation Index: 2005-Current (All content), Data Citation Index: 1900-Current (All content), BIOSIS Citation Index: 1991-Current, Current Chemical Reactions: 1995-Current, Index Chemicus: 1995-Current, Current Contents Connect: 1995-Current, Zoological Record: 1978-Current, Derwent Innovations Index: 1995-Current

Click for instructions for off-campus access
Coverage:
Varies
Updated:
Varies
Fulltext:
No
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Current Chemical Reactions

Covers over 100 organic chemistry journals. For each reaction, provides, complete reaction diagrams, critical conditions, bibliographic data, and author abstracts.

Click for instructions for off-campus access
Coverage:
1995 - (includes some structure data back to 1840)
Updated:
Varies
Fulltext:
No
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Index Chemicus

Offers structures and critical supporting data for novel organic compounds reported in leading international journals.

Click for instructions for off-campus access
Coverage:
1995 -
Updated:
Varies
Fulltext:
No
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Data Citation Index

Index of repository data from around the world, for a wide range of disciplines.

Click for instructions for off-campus access
Coverage:
Varies
Updated:
Varies
Fulltext:
Selected
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users

Other Databases

ACS Symposium Series

Based on symposia presented at American Chemical Society (ACS) meetings, the books in this series contain chapters that are peer-reviewed. The series covers a wide range of chemistry-related topicss including agricultural and food chemistry, biochemistry, chemistry education, organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry, polymer science, and materials science. Earlier volumes (1975-2009) are available in the Science Library print collection, and are accessible via Minerva.

Click for instructions for off-campus access
Coverage:
2010+
Updated:
monthly
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Applied Science & Technology Source (includes Applied Science and Technology Full Text)

Providing access to the full text from more than 1,400 journals and magazines, this database covers academic journals, trade journals, professional society journals, directories, buyers’ guides, and conference proceedings. Subjects covered include applied mathematics, artificial intelligence, chemistry, computing, information technology, energy, engineering, materials, robotics, solid state technologies, and textiles. Applied Science and Technology Sources was formed by the merger of EBSCO and Wilson databases, and includes coverage of the Industrial Arts Index (1913-1957).

Click for instructions for off-campus access
Coverage:
1913+
Updated:
continually
Fulltext:
Yes, selected.
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
APS (American Physical Society) Journals

Access is provided to current content and backfiles for all of the journals published by the American Physical Society. This journal collection is also called the Physical Review Online Archive (PROLA). It includes: Physical Review (sections A - E), Physical Review Letters, Reviews of Modern Physics, Physical Review Focus, Physical Review Special Topics - Accelerators and Beams, and Physical Review Special Topics - Physics Education Research. The backfiles include access to the earliest volumes of Physical Review (1893+ ), Reviews of Modern Physics (1929+ ), and Physical Review Letters (1958+ ).

Click for instructions for off-campus access
Coverage:
1893 +
Updated:
Continually
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
BioMed Central

BioMed Central is an online journal collection of more than 100 mostly open access journals.

Click for instructions for off-campus access
Coverage:
Varies
Updated:
Varies
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Directory of Open Access Journals

The Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) covers free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals, with the goal of covering all subjects and languages. More than 800 open access journals are in the directory.

DOAJ is hosted by Lund University Libraries Head Office . The project is funded by Open Society Institute - Budapest and also supported by SPARC, The Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition.

Coverage:
Varies by individual title
Updated:
Includes information regarding titles added in the last thirty days
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Google Scholar  

Scholarly, multidisciplinary database for access to articles, papers, books, theses, etc. in the social sciences, humanities and sciences. (In order to link to materials owned by the University at Albany Libraries, you must set preferences when off campus. When you open up Google Scholar, select Settings. Then under Library Links check University at Albany, State University of New York - Full-Text @ My Library, SUNY - Albany - ProQuest Fulltext, University at Albany SUNY - Cengage Gale Full Text, University at Albany, SUNY - Find It @ UAlbany Libs, and Open Worldcat.)

Coverage:
Varies
Updated:
Daily
Fulltext:
No (Links to University Libraries and free resources)
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Hazardous Substances Data  Bank

Hazardous Substances Data Bank (HSDB) is part of the National Library of Medicine's Toxicology Data Network. It contains toxicology data and information on potentially hazardous chemicals. The data is peer reviewed and is derived from books, government documents, technical reports and journal articles. HSDB includes over 4,500 individual substance records. Each record contains human health effects, emergency medical treatment, animal toxicity studies, metabolism/pharmacokinetics, pharmacology, environmental fate/exposure, chemical/physical properties, chemical safety and handling, occupational exposure standards, manufacturing/use information, laboratory methods, special references, and synonyms and identifiers. HSDB may be searched by chemical name or name fragment, CAS registry number, or subject terms.

Coverage:
N/A
Updated:
Unknown
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Index Translationum

Published by UNESCO, it is a bibliography of books translated and published in about 100 UNESCO nations. There are over 1,300,000 records covering nearly all subjects including natural and exact sciences, social and human sciences, literature, art, and history.

Click for instructions for off-campus access
Coverage:
1979 +
Updated:
Quarterly
Fulltext:
No
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
International Critical Tables of Numeric Data, Physics, Chemistry and Technology

ICT contains the best (critical) data derived from the literature up to 1924. It includes data on physical, thermodynamic, mechanical, and other important properties for chemistry, physics, and engineering. The data is presented as text, equations, tables, graphs, and charts. ICT is fully searchable and the index is hyperlinked to the data. The Science Library owns the original print version; it can be found at SCIENCE REF Q 199 N32.

Click for instructions for off-campus access
Coverage:
Up to 1924
Updated:
Not updated
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
knovel Critical Tables

Knovel has developed a new online resource, knovel Critical Tables (kCT). It is based on the International Critical Tables of Numeric Data, Physics, Chemistry, and Technology, and includes up-to-date, evaluated data on over 13,000 compounds. The tables contain data on organic and inorganic compounds, and pure substances. New tables will be added to kCT on a regular basis. kCT is fully searchable.

Click for instructions for off-campus access
Coverage:
N/A
Updated:
Regularly
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
MEDLINE [via PubMed]

MEDLINE provides authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more. MEDLINE uses MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) indexing with tree, tree hierarchy, subheadings and explosion capabilities to search citations from over 4,800 current biomedical journals. The database provides full text for a number of open access journal titles, as well as journals the University Libraries subscribe to and is available on the free PubMed site sponsored by the National Library of Medicine.

Click for instructions for off-campus access
Coverage:
1966 +
Updated:
Weekly
Fulltext:
No
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
MRS Advances

Containing peer-reviewed papers, MRS Advances continues the MRS Proceedings Library. It includes rapid reports from MRS of new and emerging materials science.

Click for instructions for off-campus access
Coverage:
2016+
Updated:
Continually
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
MRS Proceedings Library

Published by the Materials Research Society, the MRS Proceedings Library contains peer-reviewed papers presented at MRS meetings. Online content began with volume 1, 1980. Continued by MRS Advances.

Click for instructions for off-campus access
Coverage:
1980 - 2016
Updated:
no longer updated
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
NTIS - National Technical Reports Library

The National Technical Information Service maintains and disseminates a large collection of scientific, technical, engineering, and business-related information produced for and by U.S. government agencies. The NTIS database contains the records of millions of publications along with audiovisual materials, computer data files, and software. Nearly 1,000 new items are added weekly, many only available through NTIS. All records include an abstract, and many of the publications are freely available in PDF format. Other documents and materials may be purchased.

Click for instructions for off-campus access
Coverage:
1964 +
Updated:
Weekly
Fulltext:
Yes, selected
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Salem Science

A database that contains the complete content of printed science reference sets from Salem Press owned by the University Libraries. Currently includes: Careers in Chemistry, Encyclopedia of Energy, and Encyclopedia of Environmental Issues.

Click for instructions for off-campus access
Coverage:
Varies
Updated:
Annually
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Smithsonian Physical Tables (9th Revised Edition)

Originally published in 1964, the Smithsonian Physical Tables covers a wide range of common physical and chemical data. It includes general physical constants and units of measurement as well as tables on photometry, mechanical properties, building materials, density, acoustics, diffusion, geomagnetism, radiation, abundance of substances, colloids, electron emission, fission, and gravitation. The 901 tables are fully searchable and the index is hyperlinked to the data. The Science Library owns the original print version; it can be found at Q 11 S7 V.120.

Click for instructions for off-campus access
Coverage:
N/A
Updated:
N/A
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Springer LINK

Extensive collection of fulltext journal articles from the science publisher Springer. Access the fulltext electronic version of articles from journals to which the Libraries subscribe. Please see the list of subscribed titles.

Click for instructions for off-campus access
Coverage:
Varies
Updated:
Varies
Fulltext:
Yes, selected
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Topics in Current Chemistry

Covering all areas of chemistry including interfaces with related disciplines, this book series provides critical reviews of trends in chemical research. Each book is topic-oriented and presents a comprehensive overview with insights into emerging research.

Click for instructions for off-campus access
Coverage:
1997 - 2016
Updated:
When new volumes are added
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Wiley Online Library

Multidisciplinary collection of online resources covering life, health and physical sciences, social science, and the humanities.

Click for instructions for off-campus access
Coverage:
N/A
Updated:
Continually
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users