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Chemical Engineering


Major Databases

SciFinder Scholar is the most comprehensive index of chemical literature.  You must create a personal login. Email Alfred Fry if you have problems.

Compendex from Engineering Village is the most comprehensive engineering database, covering all disciplines.  Use the FindIt button to locate the full text of the articles.

ABI/INFORM Complete is the most comprhensive business database and contains the full text of Chemical Engineering, Chemical Week, and ICIS Chemical Business (formerly Chemical Market Reporter).

Scopus is the most comprehensive multi-disciplinary database of peer-reviewed literature.  Also good for citation analysis.

Other important databases

Science Citation Index focuses on 3,700 high impact journals in all areas of science.

Reaxys is a database of chemical compound properties, structures, and reactions with references to the journal and patent literature of chemistry.  This database combines the content formerly found in Beilstein and Gmelin.

ASTM Standards and Engineering Digital Library

News Sources for 3931 Societal Impact Paper

LexisNexis Academic is the best database to use to find newspapers.  Also includes major magazines and trade publications like Chemical Week and ICIS Chemical Business.

afry Alfred Fry
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Journal Citation Reports is the source for journal impact factors.


Last Modified: Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015