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Primary Chemistry & Chemical Engineering Databases & Article Indexes

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Compendex
Also Known as: Engineering Index , Ei Compendex , ei village , engineering village
The broad subject areas of engineering and applied science are comprehensively represented. Coverage includes nuclear technology, bioengineering, transportation, chemical and process engineering, ligh...   [more]
Holdings: 1884 - present. Updated weekly.
Supplemental URLs
    Penn Inspec and Compendex Guide

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SciFinder (Chemical Abstracts)
Also Known as: Chemical Abstracts
Chemical information: bibliographic, compound and reaction information. Accessed via a Mac or Windows client (SciFinder Scholar) which can be downloaded to any campus workstation. The database can on...   [more]
Holdings: 1907-present. Abstracts updated daily; compound registry and indexing updated weekly
Unrestricted Access
Supplemental URLs
    SciFinder Scholar Resources from the CAS Learning Center

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Primary Chemistry & Chemical Engineering Databases & Article Indexes

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Cambridge Structural Database
Also Known as: Cambridge Crystallographic Database, CSD
Available at a specific terminals in the Chemistry Library. The Cambridge Structural Database is now available for use in the Chemistry Library. CSD has long been a databank in wh...   [more]
Supplemental URLs
    connect to WebCSD
    download and install CSD Client Software - Penn Only

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CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics
Also Known as: Handbook of Chemistry and Physics
Online version of the 91st edition of the CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics containing frequently used data in science including the periodic table of elements, basic constants and units, thermody...   [more]
Holdings: 2001-

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INSPEC
Also Known as: Physics Abstracts , Computer and Control Abstracts , Electrical and Electronics Abstracts
The INSPEC database covers physics, electrical engineering, electronics, communications, control engineering, computers and computing, robotics, and information technology. It also has significant co...   [more]
Holdings: 1896 - present. Updated weekly.
Supplemental URLs
    Penn Inspec and Compendex Guide

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MEDLINE (complete file)
The premier database for bibliographic coverage of biomedical literature. MEDLINE encompasses information from Index Medicus, Index to Dental Literature, and International Nursing Index, as well as ot...   [more]
Supplemental URLs
    Pre-MEDLINE
    MEDLINE (latest years)

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NCBI - National Center for Biotechnology
Established in 1988 as a national resource for molecular biology information, NCBI creates public databases, conducts research in computational biology, develops software tools for a...   [more]
Unrestricted Access
Supplemental URLs
    NCBI Training and Tutorials Information

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PubMed Plus (Penn Only)
Also Known as: PubMed Medline Pub Med
- from PubMed Central
PubMed is the public access version to Medline, the premier database for biomedical literature. PubMedPlus is an enhanced version with links to full-text journals that the Penn Library subscribes to....   [more]
Holdings: 1950 to the present. Updated daily.
Unrestricted Access
Supplemental URLs
    PubMed Help
    PubMed Tutorial
    
    new Pubmed effective Spring 2020
    PubMed Plus for Handhelds

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Reaxys
Reaxys is one of the largest handbooks of substances, their properties, and their reactions, combining data from three sources, the Beilstein Handbook of Organic Chemistry, the Gmelin Handbook of Inor...   [more]
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Science of Synthesis
Science of Synthesis is a 48-volume set that reviews techniques and methods in organic synthesis. It is searchable by substance, by reaction, and by keywords. Science of Synthesis details both gener...   [more]

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Scopus
Indexes most peer reviewed journals in science, technology, and medicine, and many in the social sciences, arts, and humanities. Scopus also includes a number of trade publications and conference pap...   [more]
Holdings: 1823-present, although most records are from 1996 or later.
Supplemental URLs
    Mobile Site
    Scopus Tutorials
    Scopus support center
    Scopus tutorials

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Web of Science
Also Known as: ISI Citation Indexes, Arts & Humanities Citation Index, Science Citation Index, Social Sciences Citation Index, SSCI, SCI, AHCI, ISI, WOK, Web of Knowledge
Indexes journals in the sciences, social sciences, and arts and humanities. Allows for cited reference searching. Includes Science Citation Index, the Social Science Citation Index[more]
Holdings: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED)--1945-present, Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI)--1956-present, Arts & Humanities Citation Index (A&HCI)--1975-present. Updated weekly.
Supplemental URLs
    Web of Science Tutorials
    Cited Reference Searching Tutorial

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Important Chemistry & Chemical Engineering Databases & Article Indexes

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BIOSIS Previews (1993-2012)
The world's most comprehensive reference database in the life sciences. It covers original research reports and reviews in biological and biomedical areas. Coverage includes traditional areas of biolo...   [more]
Holdings: 1993-

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BRENDA
BRENDA is the main collection of enzyme functional data available to the scientific community. BRENDA is maintained and developed at the institute of Biochemistry at the University of Cologne. Data o...   [more]
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CAB Abstracts (complete)
Formerly produced by Commonwealth Agricultural Bureaux, now Centre for Agriculture and Biosciences International, this database comprises international coverage of veterinary medicine, agriculture, fo...   [more]
Holdings: 1910-present.
Supplemental URLs
    CAB Thesaurus

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CAMEO Chemicals
Database of hazardous chemicals, freely available from NOAA. It allows users to search for specific chemicals or classes of chemicals and find their hazards. It is unique, in that it allows you also...   [more]
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ChEBI Chemical Entities of Biological Interest
A freely available dictionary of small molecular entities. The term molecular entity encompasses any constitutionally or isotopically distinct atom, molecule, ion, ion pair, radical, radical ion, com...   [more]
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Chemical Education Digital Library
"The Chemical Education Digital Library (ChemEd DL) is the destination for digital content intended for chemical science education" (http://www.chemeddl.org/about/index.html, Feb. 2008). Many of the ...   [more]
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ChemRefer
A free online resource for searching full-text chemical and pharmaceutical literature. Includes customizable RSS feeds....   [more]
Unrestricted Access

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ChemSpider
Also Known as: Chem Spider
ChemSpider, from the Royal Society of Chemistry, is a repository that brings together information about chemicals from various Web services, as well as housing user-deposited data on those substances....   [more]
Unrestricted Access

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Colby College Organic Compounds Databases
Database of 2483 compounds compiled by Harold M. Bell at Virginia Tech and distributed by Colby College. Search by physical and spectral properties to retrieve substances, along with their physical p...   [more]
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Derwent Innovations Index
Search more than 11 million patent records from 40 worldwide patent-issuing authorities. These include the US Patent and Trademark Office, European Patent Office, PCT (WO) applications and the Japanes...   [more]
Supplemental URLs
    Derwent Classification System
    Derwent Manual Coding and Classification Lookup
    Derwent Patent Assignee Codes Lookup
    Kind Codes (application, examined, granted, etc.)
    International Patent Classification (IPC)

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DrugBank
Also Known as: Drug Bank
The DrugBank database is a unique bioinformatics and cheminformatics resource that combines detailed drug (i.e. chemical, pharmacological and pharmaceutical) data with comprehensive drug target (i.e. ...   [more]
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esp@cenet - European Patent Office
Also Known as: espacenet
Full text of EP, WO and other patents back to the 1970's (Also contains links to individual European country patent databases) ...   [more]
Unrestricted Access
Supplemental URLs
    Esp@cenet Help
    Esp@cenet Assistant - tutorial
    European Patent Classification
    International Patent Classification (IPC) 8
    Glossary

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ExPASy Molecular Biology Server
The ExPASy (Expert Protein Analysis System) proteomics server of the Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics (SIB) is dedicated to the analysis of protein sequences and structures as well as 2-D PAGE ...   [more]
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FirstGov for Science
Also Known as: science.gov
Science.gov is a gateway to authoritative selected science information provided by U.S. Government agencies, including research and development results. Two major types of information are included - ...   [more]
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GenBank
Established in 1988 as a national resource for molecular biology information, NCBI creates public databases, conducts research in computational biology, develops software tools for analyzing genome da...   [more]
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GenomeNet
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Google Scholar
Access to Google Scholar with Penn-only links to full-text articles. Once authenticated through Penn's proxy, full-text articles to which Penn Libraries subscribe will become available within the Goo...   [more]
Unrestricted Access
Supplemental URLs
    Access Google Scholar without authenticating as a Penn user
    proxied Google Scholar connection

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Human Protein Atlas
The Human Protein Atlas is an open-access resource, developed in 2003 by Swedish scientists with the goal of mapping all of the proteins in human tissues, cells, and organs....   [more]
Unrestricted Access

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Lipid Databank,
The lipid database contains more than 6000 unique molecular structures (ChemDraw cdx format, MDL MOL format), their lipid names (common name, IUPAC), spectral information (mass, UV, IR, NMR and others...   [more]
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Materials Properties Locator Database
This database allows you to search for properties data (mechanical, physical, electrical, thermal, etc.) for particular types of materials which appears in print handbooks and reference books. Becaus...   [more]
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MathSciNet
Also Known as: Mathematical Reviews , Current Mathematical Publications , MR , CMP , mathsci net
MathSciNet covers all aspects of mathematics and provides access to over 55 years of Mathematical Reviews and Current Mathematical Publications. Resources in all languages are represent...   [more]
Supplemental URLs
    Penn MathSciNet Guide

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MEDLINE In-Process and Other Non-Indexed Citations
Also Known as: Pre-Medline
Represents the National Library of Medicine's in-process database for MEDLINE. It provides basic information and abstracts before a record is indexed with MeSH heading(s) and added to MEDLINE. This d...   [more]

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National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Database (NIAID)
A free web resource from the NIAID's Division of AIDS focused on HIV / OI / TB therapeutics data and literature....   [more]
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NCBI Help Manual
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NTIS National Technical Reports Library - NTRL
Also Known as: National Technical Information Service
The National Technical Information Service (NTIS) serves the USA as the largest central resource for government-funded scientific, technical, engineering, and business related information available to...   [more]
Unrestricted Access
Supplemental URLs
    NTRL Access Information

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Nucleic Acids Database
The Nucleic Acid Database Project (NDB) assembles and distributes structural information about nucleic acids. Search the Nucleic Acid Database, the NMR-Nucleic Acid Database, and the DNA-Binding Prot...   [more]
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Protein Kinase Resource
The Protein Kinase Resource (PKR) aims to become a web accessible compendium of information on the protein kinase family of enzymes. This resource will include tools for structural and computational a...   [more]
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PubChem
PubChem contains the chemical structures of small organic molecules and information on their biological activities. It is intended to support the Molecular Libraries and Imaging component of the NIH R...   [more]
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ScholarlyCommons: Repository
Also Known as: Scholarly Commons
ScholarlyCommons@Penn is a repository of the research and scholarly output of researchers at the University of Pennsylvania, administered by the Penn Library....   [more]
Unrestricted Access
Supplemental URLs
    Penn Dissertations in ScholarlyCommons@Penn
    FAQ re joining and submitting papers

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SDBS Integrated Database of Spectra of Organic Compounds
Also Known as: Spectral Database for Organic Compounds (SDBS)
Contains the spectra of 30,000 organic compounds. ...   [more]
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Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry SIMS WWW Server
Here you will find information about the Annual Workshop on SIMS - the non profit organization devoted to education on various aspects of secondary ion mass spectrometry. You will find some links to i...   [more]
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SpringerMaterials
From the publisher: "Curated data and advanced functionalities to support research in materials science, physics, chemistry, engineering, and other related fields. --Covers multiple material classes...   [more]

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SwissPROT
Swiss-Prot is a curated protein sequence database which strives to provide a high level of annotations (such as the description of the function of a protein, its domains structure, post-translational ...   [more]
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ThermoDex
ThermoDex contains records for printed and web-based compilations of thermochemical and thermophysical data for chemical compounds and other substances. An index of selected thermodynamics handbooks. ...   [more]
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Toxics Release Inventory (TRI)
The Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) is a publicly available EPA database that contains information on toxic chemical releases and other waste management activities reported annually by certain covered ...   [more]
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U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Also Known as: USPTO
Covers all US patents from 1790 onwards. Download or view high-quality images of the actual pages of the patents, including diagrams and structures from 1790 onwards. Patents from 1976 - present are a...   [more]
Unrestricted Access
Supplemental URLs
    Free PDF download of all pages

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Related Chemistry & Chemical Engineering Databases & Article Indexes

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AGRICOLA
The topics covered in this USDA database include: agriculture, agronomy, animal science, biology, biotechnology, botany, breeding, chemistry, conservation, crop management, dairy science, ecology, ent...   [more]
Holdings: 1979 to present. Updates monthly.
Supplemental URLs
    AGRICOLA Subject Category Codes

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CAB Abstracts
Formerly produced by Commonwealth Agricultural Bureaux, now Centre for Agriculture and Biosciences International, this database comprises international coverage of veterinary medicine, agriculture, fo...   [more]
Holdings: 1910 to the present. Updated monthly.
Supplemental URLs
    CABICODES List
    CAB Thesaurus

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ChemIDplus
ChemIDplus is a free, web-based search system that provides access to structure and nomenclature authority files used for the identification of chemical substances cited in National Library of Medicin...   [more]
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DoPP - Directory of Published Papers
This database can be used to locate future events such as conferences, congresses, meetings, and symposia. Results are sorted by year, dates, location, and name of event. If you locate a listing, cl...   [more]
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EBSCO MegaFILE
General, multidisciplinary periodical database, covering all scholarly disciplines, with many general and popular magazines, and news sources. Includes bibliographic citations with indexing and abstra...   [more]
Holdings: Coverage varies: mostly 1990s to present.

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EMBASE
EMBASE provides current and comprehensive information on drugs and pharmacology, and all other aspects of human medicine and related disciplines. The database covers over 2,000 biomedical titles not...   [more]
Holdings: Embase, the Excerpta Medica database from Elsevier, 1974 to present. Embase Classic (Excerpta Medica Abstract Journals backfile), 1947-1973. Medline, from the U.S. National Library of Medicine inclu
Supplemental URLs
    Tutorial Videos
    Tutorial Guides

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GeoRef
The principal tool for identifying the worldwide literature in geology and the geosciences....   [more]
Holdings: 1785 to the present (North American); 1933 to the present (entire world.) Updated bi-monthly.

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Global Books in Print
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Holdings: Updated weekly.

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GREENR
GREENR (Global Reference on the Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources) is a portal to reference resources on sustainability and the environment. It provides a multidisciplinary overview of emergi...   [more]

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Incites Journal Citation Reports (JCR)
Also Known as: ISI JCR
Journal Citation Reports provides journal comparison by accumulating and tabulating citation and article counts. It includes the JCR Science edition,and the JCR Social Sciences edition...   [more]

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MEDLINE (latest years)
The premier source for bibliographic coverage of biomedical literature. MEDLINE encompasses information from Index Medicus, Index to Dental Literature, and International Nursing Index, as well as othe...   [more]

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Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations
Electronic theses and dissertations from approximately 200 international member universities and institutions....   [more]
Unrestricted Access

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NLM Gateway
A unique Web-based system that provides simultaneous searching of multiple databases and resource types located at the National Library of Medicine. Individual searches can yield journal citations, bo...   [more]
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Proquest Dissertations and Theses Fulltext (formerly Dissertation Abstracts)
Also Known as: Digital Dissertations, Dissertation Abstracts, UMI, DAI, ProQuest Dissertations and Theses (PQDT), Proquest Dissertations and Theses Fulltext
Indexing (since 1861) and abstracting (since 1980) for doctoral-level dissertations completed at North American universities. Page images or fulltext of all available dissertations - including Penn d...   [more]
Holdings: Indexing 1861-present, abstracts 1980-present, page-image or fulltext PDF for available dissertations dissertations from 1997 to the present.

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Proquest Statistical Insight
Also Known as: Statistical Universe, lexisnexis statistical
Statistical Universe indexes statistical data published in federal, state, and selected privately published titles, at the table level. In some cases the fulltext of the document is also available....   [more]

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SciTech Connect
Also Known as: energy citations database
SciTech Connect is a consolidation of the Energy Citations Database developed by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI) Information Bridge t...   [more]
Holdings: 1948 - present
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