Q. What are the best databases for doing research on chemistry or biochemistry?
Which databases are best for doing research on chemistry or biochemistry may depend on the specific topic or subject area you are studying. The following databases are some of our best resources for finding this information and would be a good place to start your research:
With over 40 publications now on the Web, ACS Web Editions have become the version of record among the scientific community. Take advantage of the many innovative and timesaving features that ACS Web Editions have to offer.
You must REGISTER first with your Mercyhurst University e-mail address. SciFinder Scholar is a research discovery tool that allows you to explore databases that contain literature from many scientific disciplines, including biomedical sciences, chemistry, engineering, materials science, agricultural science, and more! (This is not working off campus at this time. Please be patient!)
Indexes over 8,200 journals in a broad range of academic disciplines. Full-text content is provided for over 4,600 of those journals, including over 3,600 peer-reviewed publications.
Indexes over 620 journals in several medical disciplines, including the full-text of 580 of those publications.
Scirus is the most comprehensive scientific research tool on the web. With over 370 million scientific items indexed at last count, it allows researchers to search for not only journal content but also scientists' homepages, courseware, pre-print server material, patents and institutional repository and website information.