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.
Scopus is the most comprehensive multi-disciplinary database of peer-reviewed literature. Also good for citation analysis.
PubMed is good for biochemistry topics.
ChemSpider is a free chemical structure database from the Royal Society of Chemistry.
Single publisher journal collections
- ACS Journals
- RSC Journals no access beyond 2018
- Elsevier's chemistry journals in ScienceDirect and available to Villanova University.
- Springer's chemistry and materials science journals on SpringerLink. All are available.
- Chemistry Central publishes high quality open access journals.
Villanova has access to every Springer book from 2011 and written in English, including many books on chemistry and materials science.
All of these books, as well as electronic books from other publishers and physical books can be found using our catalog:
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Chemical patent information can be found in both SciFinder Scholar and Reaxys, and you can find patents in all areas in Scopus, but there are several sources whose sole purpose is to provide patent information.
Google Patents contains patents from the 3 major patent sources (USPTO, EPO, WIPO) in a more user-friendly interface. Foreign language patents have buttons for the original language and English (using Google Translate). One button translates the entire patent.
For US Patents: US Patent and Trademark Office
For European Patents: European Patent Office Foreign language patents have buttons that translate using Google Translate. Translations must be done for each section.
ACS Directory of Graduate Research is the most comprehensive source of information on chemical research and researchers at universities in the United States, Canada, and Mexico.
PubChem provides information on the biological activity of small molecules.
Pollution Abstracts contains references to journal