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CHEM 488 -- Chemistry Seminar

Use this guide to locate review and research articles in the field of chemistry, as well as cite sources according to the guidelines set forth by the American Chemical Society (ACS).

Chemistry Quick Reference

Selecting a Topic

Looking for an interesting research topic?

Browse the Table of Contents of journals in your field.

Here are a few to try:

Getting Started with Review Articles

Chemistry Databases:

You can limit to locate review articles:

Biochemistry Databases:

Annual Reviews offer "comprehensive, timely collections of critical reviews written by leading scientists" in a variety of disciplines, including:

To find research articles, start by reading review articles. 

Review articles provide:

  • important keywords and terms
  • a timeline of existing research, 
  • great bibliographies of previous research,
  • the names of important authors on that area of scientific research.

After you have read some review articles, you are ready to move onto finding Research Articles.

Need an article that isn't full text? Access the request form below.