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Web of Science Star
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Provides a search by cited reference, topic, author, and more for articles in almost all important English-language journals. Arts and Humanities covers 1975-present; Social Sciences 1900-present; and Science 1900-present.
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SciFinder Web Star
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Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) databases of chemistry and related scientific fields. Mid 1800's -
Also known as: Chemical Abstracts
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Reaxys Star
Organic, organo-metallic, and inorganic chemistry data. Searchable by structure, substructure, reaction, text, and property data.
Also known as: Beilstein
Patent Chemistry Database
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Kirk Othmer Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology Star
Comprehensive articles on topics in chemistry and chemical engineering, with bibliographies. Current.
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CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics Star
Online version of the 93th edition of this indispensable reference for chemical and physical data. Current.
Also known as: Handbook of Chemistry and Physics
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Additional Databases in Chemistry

Academic Search Premier
A good starting point: articles from key journals in many scholarly disciplines, with some trade journals and magazines, 1975-present.
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American Chemical Society Journals
The Society�s 30 or so journals online, 1879-present.
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Analytical WebBase
The online version of the Royal Society of Chemists (UK)’s Analytical Abstracts. Indexes scholarly journals in the field of analytical chemistry, 1978-present.
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Biography in Context
Brief biographies from Who's Who and other sources. Current.
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Book Citation Indexes
Provides cited references in 40,000+ science, social sciences and humanities books published since 2005.
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Cambridge Structural Database WebCSD
Contains crystal structure information, chemical, and bibliographic data for about 400,000 organic and metal-organic compounds.
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Current Chemical Reactions
Reaction diagrams, critical conditions, bibliographic data and author abstracts reported in over 100 organic chemistry journals.
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Encyclopedia of Biological Chemistry
Second edition of this comprehensive Elsevier reference work.
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Encyclopedia of Chemical Biology
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Expanded Academic ASAP
Articles from scholarly and general-interest periodicals relating to the humanities, social sciences, and non-technical general sciences, 1980-present.
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Google Scholar
Use within UMass’ IP range to access many UMass online journal subscriptions. In Scholar Preferences, you can choose to export citations to RefWorks bibliographic manager.
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Index Chemicus
Chemical compound information and research data from 100 organic chemistry journals dating back to 1993.
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Comprehensive index of articles and other scholarly work on electrical engineering: electronics, control engineering, telecom, computing, IT, etc., 1898-present.
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ISI Proceedings
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Indexes published literature of the most significant conferences, symposia, seminars, colloquia, and conventions in the sciences and social sciences, 2001-present.
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National Academy of Sciences Biographical Memoirs
Brief biographies of American scientists written by their peers, since 1877.
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National Technical Information Service: NTIS
Citations to government-sponsored technical research from agencies, academia, and industry. For access to full text, ask Gov Docs staff (545-6895) to check Library�s large uncataloged collection of NTIS reports on microfiche.
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NIST/TRC Web Thermo Tables Professional
Thermodynamic properties of organic compounds from National Institute of Standards and Technology.
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Official Methods of Analysis of the AOAC
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Standards for analytical chemists.
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Sax's Dangerous Properties of Industrial Materials
Reference source about dangerous industrial agents.
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Full-text scholarly journals in the sciences and the social sciences. Dates of coverage vary: oldest is 1994-present.
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SciTech Connect
Replaces DOE Information Bridge and Energy Citations. Citations, and some full text, of US DOE research and development reports.1943-present. Click here to request microfiche full text.
Also known as: DOE Energy Bridge
Energy Citation
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Springer Extra Materials
Video and data files and other material supplementing some books published by Springer. Search by ISBN.
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Full text books, 2005-2010, and current journals from science publisher Springer, mainly in English.
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Ullmann's Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry
Covers the science and technology of industrial chemistry.
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The combined catalogs of most U.S. libraries. Material not owned by UMass Amherst can usually be borrowed through Interlibrary Loan.
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