Guide to Finding
A chemical and biological drawing suite containing advanced prediction tools and full Web integration.
- CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics online
A popular ready reference source for chemical and physical data.
- The Dictionary of Commonly Cited Compounds
Contains data on 25,000 compounds most commonly used by chemists, including organic compounds, inorganic compounds, drugs, natural products, materials, alloys, and the elements and their isotopes.
- Encyclopedia of Analytical Chemistry
Covers all fields of chemical research - analytical, organic, physical, polymer, inorganic biomedical, environmental, pharmaceutical, industrial, petroleum, forensics, and food science.
Find substances, reactions, citations, patents, and more from the Beilstein Database, the Gmelin Database, and the Patent Chemistry Database.
- TOXNET: Toxicology Data Network
The National Library of Medicine portal to databases on toxicology, hazardous chemicals, environmental health, and toxic releases.
Finding Scholarly Articles
- Google Scholar
Only finds scholarly materials - articles, books and citations - but searches full text, and will often find too many irrelevant articles. Go to Settings and enable "Library Links" for Columbia University - this will make the Columbia e-Link show up in the results list so that you can easily go to the full text.
- JoVE, the Journal of Visualized Experiments
The world's first peer reviewed scientific video journal.
Provides access to over 16 million citations from MEDLINE and other life science journals for biomedical articles back to the 1950s.
- SciFinder (to register, use this link: columbia.edu/cgi-bin/cul/resolve?clio6702921.999)
Provides access to the Chemical Abstract Service (CAS) databases of chemical literature and U.S. and foreign chemical-related patents, to CASREACT, to the Registry database from CAS, and to Medline.
Excellent source for citation searching or finding original articles in chemistry.
- Web of Science
Scholarly articles in all disciplines, including chemistry. This database can also be used to identify articles that cite an author or article that you specify, and for various kinds of citation analysis.
Newspapers and Non-Scholarly Magazine Articles
- CLIO Articles search
Gives you access to full-text journals, encyclopedias, newspaper articles, e-books and government documents. By default, newspaper articles are excluded from the initial search results.
This database has many magazines and newspapers, including the New York Times back to 1851.
- CLIO Catalog search
Use the Catalog search to find books, journal titles (but not articles in journals), online resources like databases, archives, and other materials held by the Columbia Libraries system, including the Health Sciences Library.
- Barnard Library Books
Most Barnard Library books are currently in off-site storage and unavailable, due to the building of the new library, but some of them are housed on the 4th floor of Butler Library, and newly-purchased books are still available at Barnard Library; check CLIO for details.
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Citing Your Sources
- Citation Management
Barnard Library Guides to citation styles, citation management software and avoiding plagiarism
- Guide to the CSE Style
From the American Chemical Society.
- The Manual of Scientific Style
A guide for authors, editors, and researchers