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Chemistry Research Guide

Resources for Chemistry

Scholarly Databases

While you can go to the individual journals to find information about your topic, it's much more efficient to search an article database for your topic.

The ISU Library subscribes to many different databases that are useful to students and faculty. Deciding which database to use depends on what you are trying to accomplish.  For basic information you can start with a General database. If you need more in-depth information try using one of the subject databases.  These resources contain information about journal articles, book chapters, conference proceedings, meeting reports, and more.


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Specialized Resources

There are many unusual types of research resources in science and engineering areas. Some examples include conference abstracts, industry standards, proceedings, patents, preprints, protocols, technical reports and test methods.They all pose unique challenges for researchers.