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Chemistry: Find Journal Articles

Review Articles

Review articles are a great place to start when gathering information on unfamiliar topics. Experts in the field will provide an overview of the research in the area of interest... and the bibliographies of such articles are especially useful!

Here is a selection of chemistry journals that specialize in review articles:

Accounts of Chemical Research (ACS) Available from 1968 (Vol. 1) - present

Annual Review of Analytical Chemistry Available from 2008 (Vol. 1) - present

Annual Review of Biochemistry Available from 1932 (Vol. 1) - present

Annual Review of Physical Chemistry Available from 1950 (Vol. 1) - present

Chemical Reviews (ACS) Available from 1924 (Vol. 1) - present

Chemical Society Reviews (RSC) Available from 1972 (Vol. 1) - present

Coordination Chemistry Reviews Available from 1966 (Vol. 1) - present (earlier Vols. in print)

TIP: You can also find review articles in regular journals. Limit your database search to review articles to find them!

Search for Articles in Databases

The University Library subscribes to many article indexing databases in all disciplines.  The following are those which are most useful in finding articles on chemical topics.  For a complete list of all databases provided by the library, visit the A-Z List of electronic resources.

(Note: Databases index thousands of journals, the library does not subscribe to every title that the database indexes - click on the FindIt button beside each article to check if we have access).

Best Databases for Chemistry:

IMPORTANT: You must register for a personal account with SciFinder before you can access: online registration formThe email you register with must be your USask email.

Best Multidisciplinary Databases for Sciences:

Other Relevant Databases:

Selected Journal Collections

A few of the journal collections, relevant to chemistry, that the library subscribes to:

Do we subscribe to the journal you need?

To search by journal title:

  1. change the first drop-down box to "Title"
  2. change the second drop-down box to "All Journal Titles"
  3. enter the full journal title in the search box
  4. Hit the green search button.

**This search will bring up all print and electronic journal titles. If we don't subscribe to the title you need, you can request a copy of the article needed through Interlibrary Loan (it's free!).

Google Scholar

Google Scholar can be a good place to do a quick and general search of the literature in an unfamiliar area. It is also a useful tool to look up full citations of known articles.  

Notices will appear on the right of the search results with links to the UofS FindIt and FullText. For instructions for enabling FindIt, click here.

Google Scholar Search

Journal Title Abbreviations



Other Useful Journal Abbreviation Tools:

Off-Campus Proxy Bookmarklet

To connect to any website through the USask proxy, install the USask proxy bookmarklet in your browser for quick access. 

For most browsers, click, drag and drop the blue button below to your bookmarks bar.

Bookmarks/Favourites bar instructions for: 

That's it! Now, when you hit a paywall while researching online simply click on the USask Proxy link in your bookmarks bar and the page will automatically reload to give you access to the full-text version if the library subscribes to it. You will be prompted to login with your NSID and password if you are not already logged in. 

Below is a video tutorial of setting up the Proxy Bookmarklet:


Journal Info