Chemistry is the scientific study of the structure, properties, and reactions of the chemical elements and the compounds they form, wherever they occur. Some chemists study chemicals in living systems, while others study the chemistry of space, etc.
Current and archival access to the journals of the American Chemical Society. Sample journals include Analytical Chemistry, Chemical Reviews, and The Journal of Organic Chemistry. Searches can be done by specific citation, by author, or by keyword. Search all the journals or one or more specific titles. SFX feature will link to individual article if citation is initially found in Web of Science (Science Citation Index), or another library database which uses SFX.
Format: Full-text, Coverage: Current, archival varies by title, some go back to, Truncation and Wildcard: Automatic stemming and None, Search Tips: Supports the Boolean functions AND, OR and NOT., and Special Features: Search automatically stems, that is look for variants of the word. To avoid stemming on an Author Search only, capitalize the first letter. For example, Pauling will find only Pauling. However, pauling will find paul, pauling, pauline, etc.
Searches chemistry related journal and patent literature from 1907 to the present. Also searches chemical structures, single- and multi-step reactions, chemical suppliers and regulatory restrictions. MEDLINE is included. You MUST create an individual password at CAS Registration before you can search, and you MUST use your WT email address for registration. On-campus use only.
Format: Citations; some full-text via ChemPort, Coverage: 1907 - present, Truncation and Wildcard: N/A and N/A, Search Tips: May search by topic, author, journal, company. Limits include patents, biographies, clinical trials. Special search features for chemical structures and reaction diagrams, such as a drawing box. You may force phrase searching by using quotation marks. Session history includes searched terms and articles accessed.
Simultaneously search the most important journals in the social sciences, physical sciences, mathematics, the humanities, and visual and performing arts. Includes 'high impact' scholarly sources. Search by author, topic, affiliation, etc., or follow links to cited sources. Create an individualized sign-in to save results, set up search alerts, and gain access to citation management with the My EndNote Web service. Includes Arts & Humanities Citation Index (AHCI), Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Science Citation Index (SCI).
Format: Citations; some full-text via link resolver, Coverage: 1970-present, Truncation and Wildcard: * and * for (any), ? for (1), $ for (0 or 1), Search Tips: Default search is for terms in the order they are entered, use quotation marks for a phrase. Search options include author, title, keyword, and subject. Author first name is initials only. Supports logical connectors AND, OR, NOT, and SAME. Can limit to one or two of the included indexes.
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