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Selected resources including journals, databases, ebooks, reference works, etc., for research in chemistry, including: analytical, organic, inorganic, biological, and physical chemistry.

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Ready to explore the Chemical information world? This research guide will get you started with resources you need for learning, teaching and research in Chemistry, especially those collected/subscribed by the Library. Please use the side tabs to navigate through recommended databases, journals, ebooks, and other resources. 

If you need any assistance during your chemistry-related research, please contact your Chemistry Librarian as shown in the Library Contact box below. 

Download/print FAQ about Library resources and services for students and researchers in Chemistry. 


Q1: How to Access U-M Library?

Q2: How to Find Books?

Q3: How to Check Out and Renew Books?

Q4: How to Find Articles?

  • When you are browsing for literature resources, use one of the recommended databases:
  • When you know the citation of an article (title, author, journal, vol, page…), three ways to access:
    • Use databases, see Q5
    • In SciFinder, when article is found, click Other sources --> Read article --> click MGetIt button to access PDF
    • Go to specific journal and use its Citation Search tool (make sure you are on U-M network)
    • If you encounter paywall trying to access the article
      • Make sure you are using U-M network (if off campus – need VPN, see Q7)
      • Request this article through Interlibrary Loan 
  • View Library tutorials on Finding Articles 

Q5: How to Access Databases?

  • Make sure you have an active account with U-M
    • Contact circulation desk at if you encounter problems with access
    • If your access is confirmed by circulation desk but you still cannot access the database, contact LSA IT Service desk
  • When you know which database to use, type the title in the “Search” box and “Go” at the library homepage 
  • When you do not know which database to use:

Q6: How to Access Patents?

  • In SciFinder
    • Refine --> Document type --> Patent
    • At U-M every user has 5 free accesses to PatentPak (special tool to view patents)
    • Everyone at U-M has unlimited access to view patents by other tools: click on the title of the patent --> Link to Other Sources --> Select any (e.g Espacenet).
    • In Espacenet, click on Patent’s title à Original document or Claims to access PDF.
  • Refer to research guide on Patents and Trademarks 
  • Use database InnovationQ Plus
    • Registration using e-mail is recommended to access full functionality view
    • Tutorials 

Q7: How to Access Resources Remotely?

Q8: How to Get Resources Library Does Not Own?

Q9: How to Browse Resources Recommended?

Q10: How to Get Help?

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