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Chemistry: Find Articles

Resources for students and faculty

Scholarly Articles

Your professor has probably asked you to use scholarly or journal articles in your research. Why are they valued?

  1. Authoritative
  2. Scrutinized and reviewed prior to publication
  3. Place where new research is revealed
  4. Published more frequently than books
  5. Can direct you to more information (i.e. bibliographies)
  6. Sources for illustrative examples to support research

What to look for:

  1. Authors' affiliations (i.e. university where research took place)
  2. Often an abstract (summary) will be present
  3. Bibliography and footnotes
  4. An introduction, methodology, and conclusion
    (in the Sciences especially)

Research Databases and Indexes


Databases and Journal Collections

Search publishers' sites using keywords. If an "Advanced Search" option is available, use it! It allows you to develop more precise searches.

Open Access Chemistry Journals