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CHE - Finding Chemical Information (Fall 2014): Home

Using the online chemical and biochemical databases to find information.

Basic Search Support

Most databases act the same way and this guide helps explain the basics.  Note that SciFinder is the exception in that it does not use Boolean logic and has special ways of handling truncation and phrase searching.

Chemistry Training

This class will investigate what resources can be used by chemistry and biochemstry students when doing research and concentrate on the following four databases:

For a quick comparison of the four databases, see this chart.

REMOTE USERS NOTE: Students, faculty and staff working off-campus will be asked to enter their LionLink username and password to access the library's databases.  Anyone with problems accessing library resources should call 610-921-7211 or email for assistance.

Librarian Supporting Chem/Biochem

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Sandy Stump
Associate Library Director & Collection Management Librarian
Gingrich Library
Room 107, Center for Computing and Mathematics
(610) 921-7205

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Class Evaluation

Students should identify as Scifinder 2