When looking for original, chemical research, you will need to find journal articles. Use the suggested databases on the Chemistry Subject page to find information related to your topic. Use the links below to review the differences between scholarly and popular articles, to see how scholarly articles are organized, and to review the process of peer-review.
Search KEYWORDS such as:
Narrow your search results using words such as:
These databases are great places to start for researching your compounds. Check out the keyword searching tips on the left for ideas on how to search in them. Stuck? Ask a librarian!
Searching by chemical name ties all the information, in the database that is related to the chemical, together.
For example, searching by name for benzene shows the structure as well as:
Select your substance and then click the GET REFERENCES box to start your search of all references in SciFinder Scholar that are associated with your compound. From there, you can REFINE by topic, document type, language, etc.
HINT: Different scientists will often refer to the same chemical compound using different names. Your compounds are easiest searched when using the following chemical names:
-hexammine cobalt chloride [CAS# 10534-89-1]
-cobalt(3+) [CAS# 22541-63-5]
-chloropentaamminecobalt chloride [CAS# 13859-51-3]
Many of our databases have this button, which searches for the full-text of the article in our collections. If we don't have it electronically, look for the "Request article scan" link in the "Get It" section.