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Finding Articles

Get a Known Article from a Reference

Use our Citation Search Form to enter bibliographic information and see if we have access to the article electronically. If we don't, check the Library Catalog for the print journal.

Literature Discovery Tools

SciFinder - Chemical Abstracts U.T. restricted recommended resource
Search the full Chemical Abstracts database back to 1907.

Web of Science U.T. restricted recommended resource
Search by keywords, authors, and also for papers that cite earlier papers. 1900-present. Tips and more info

PubMed recommended resource
Index to world biomedical literature, 1950-present.

Analytical Abstracts U.T. restricted
Covers the journal literature of analytical chemistry since 1980 and is searchable by analyte and matrix as well as by conventional keyword and bibliographic data.

Google Scholar
Google's scholarly literature search engine is very large, although there isn't a way to know what it actually covers and what it doesn't. It also lacks features to focus and manipulate results that tools such as SciFinder and Web of Science have. One advantage it does have over other services is that it indexes the full text of most documents, which traditional index databases don't do. Don't rely on GS for comprehensive research. Off-campus UT-Austin users should use this proxied link to have access to licensed full text.

UT-Austin's own local discovery tool lets you search for articles (full text), books and other content in many formats available via the UT library.

Current Awareness
Tools to help stay abreast of the chemical literature.

Gray Literature
Tools and tips for locating conference papers, meeting abstracts, preprints, and technical reports.

Historical Chemical Literature
Tools and tips for locating articles before Chemical Abstracts began in 1907.

Reference Managers
Tools for managing your personal references and PDF libraries.