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This guide is designed to support the search for resources in chemistry.

Find sources

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  • Keyword tool: This tool from the University of Texas at Austin guides you through the process of creating a keyword search.
  • Using Boolean logic: This pdf from the University of Toronto explains how to use AND, OR, NOT, " ", * , and other modifiers in your search.

laptop iconChoose a database (or use Library Search)

  • Databases: specialized resources to find scholarly sources about a specific area, such as sciences, agriculture, medicine, etc.
  • Library Search: search the entire library's holdings, including books and articles.

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The references in the sources you find can lead you to other important sources. However, chemistry citations can be difficult to read. See the citation section of this guide for help.

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How do you know if your sources are credible?

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If a source you need is not available in our library, you can request it through Interlibrary Loan.

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If you aren't finding the articles you need, or are unable to access the articles you find, contact a librarian.

Chemistry databases


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