When looking for original research, you will need to find journal articles. Use the following databases as starting points for finding information related to your topic.
Web of Science: use the citation searching feature to find citing and cited articles for your assigned paper
SciFinder Scholar: explore by substance or by research topic
PubMed: search by keyword and limit to a type of study or specific subjects or search by Toxicology Subset
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.
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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.
Many of the resources on the A-Z Databases page are accessible anywhere you have an Internet connection. However, you will need to authenticate yourself as a Williams user.
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