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Core Chemistry Databases

For SciFinder, first time users must register here with your UR email address to obtain a free password.

Popular Chemistry Journals

Popular Reference Materials

DiscoverUR Catalog Search

Use the Catalog Search in DiscoverUR to search specifically for books or journal titles or other materials available at the University of Rochester Library. Use the full Articles, Books & More for searching for article authors and titles.

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Ebook Collections in Chemistry

Dissertations in Chemistry

Print dissertations for chemistry are located in Rush Rhees library, Level G100m at Call number AS38.664, and then in alphabetical order by author.  These can be borrowed like books.  They can be found by searching the author and/or title words in the catalog or searching on the call number.  Searching the advisor name in quotes as a keyword may also find recent ones.  Limit to the "River Campus Libraries" to see print only or to the "internet" to see ebooks. Most ebooks will not have a call number.  Print dissertations were no longer required after Spring 2012.

Chemistry Preprints

Library Resources for Each Course

Fall Courses

Spring Courses

Previous Semester's Courses

Summer Research and Courses

Copyright for Chemists

Copyright Basics

Fair Use

Search Alerts

In SciFinder-n, do search.  Click on the STAR to save the search.  Go to the STAR at the top of the page to set up and manage an alert.  

Web of Science Alerts (video):

Pubmed Alerts (video):

Writing Style Guide & ChemDraw

Citation Management Tools

To keep up with references and appropriately cite them in papers and bibliographies, consider one of these tools. Each will copy citations from databases into a single location that you can manage. 

Off Campus Access

All electronic library resources, including e-journals, databases, and course reserves, are available to current students, faculty, and staff from off-campus using either your My Account/NetID or VPN access.  When you click on the link of a restricted library resource from the libraries' website, you will be prompted to login.