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OneSearch: Quick search for books, articles and journals
Databases are specialist tools which you can use to find resources such as journal articles. The databases listed below are the ones we recommend for all chemistry students, but the library has many more. For help with searching these resources use the user guide links below. For general help with literature searching please see the Search Skills page in this guide.
Key Chemistry Resources
National Institute of Health open chemistry database. The largest public available collection of chemistry data it includes information on information on chemical structures, identifiers, chemical and physical properties, biological activities, patents, health, safety and toxicity data.
Scopus This link opens in a new window
Multi-disciplinary abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature: scientific journals, books and conference proceedings.
Web of Science (WOS) This link opens in a new window
Access to: Arts and Humanities Citation Index, Conference Proceedings Citation Index (Science and Social Science & Humanities), Emerging Sources Citation Index, Science Citation Index Expanded, Social Sciences Citation Index and BIOSIS Citation Index Backfile (1969-2008).
ScienceDirect This link opens in a new window
Access to subscribed journals and ebooks published by Elsevier.
Wiley Online Library This link opens in a new window
Access to subscribed journals and ebooks published by Wiley-Blackwell.
Medical Literature Databases
Cochrane This link opens in a new window
Independent high quality evidence for healthcare decision making.
Embase This link opens in a new window
Biomedical and pharmacological indexing and abstracting database, coverage from 1947 onwards.
Health Research Premium Collection (HRPC) This link opens in a new window
Access to health, medical, nursing and psychology databases.
PubMed This link opens in a new window
Indexes US MEDLINE and biomedical journal articles, from 1948.
British National Formulary (BNF) This link opens in a new window
This essential reference provides up-to-date guidance on prescribing, dispensing and administering medicines. Resource provided by Medicines Complete and includes both the BNF and Martindale. To limit your search to the BNF, select it from the menu on the right.
British Pharmacopoeia (BP) This link opens in a new window
Updated annually, the BP is the official, authoritative collection of standards for UK medicinal substances for human and veterinary use. Subscription includes the British Pharmacopoeia, the British Pharmacopoeia (Veterinary) and the British Approved Names (BAN) book. The BAN book is the official dictionary of drug names for regulatory use in the UK. [1-3 user licence]
Martindale: The Complete Drug Reference This link opens in a new window
Provides unbiased and evaluated information on drugs and medicines in use around the world. Resource provided by Medicines Complete and includes both the BNF and Martindale. To limit your search to Martindale select it from the menu on the right.
Other ways to find articles
Use the Online Journal Finder A-Z
- To search for a specific journal title
- Check the date range we hold a journal title
What if I can't access an article?
- If the library does not have an article you need you can request it via Interlibrary loan.
Books and ebooks
The easiest way to search for books held in the library is to use the library catalogue. You can search by author, title or keyword. You can also use the library catalogue to place reservations on books. For more information about finding and using ebooks please see our Help with using ebooks page.
Referencing resources from Library Services
A subscription resource that covers the basics of referencing and a wide range of referencing styles.
Help and support for the Endnote reference manager software.