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SciFinder (connect | more information)

SciFinder is a research discovery tool that allows you to explore the CAS (Chemical Abstracts Service) databases that contain literature from many scientific disciplines including biomedical sciences, chemistry, engineering, materials science, agricultural science, etc. You can explore one single source for scientific information in journals and patent literature from around the world. Search by chemical structure, research topic, author, company, substance name, or reaction.--American Chemical Society product information page.

Web of science with conference proceedings (connect | more information)

Web of Science consists of seven databases containing information gathered from thousands of scholarly journals, books, book series, reports, conferences, and more. The first three citation databases (Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-Expanded), Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), and Arts & Humanities Citation Index (A&HCI)) contain the references cited by the authors of the articles. You can use these references to do cited reference searching. This type of search allows you to find articles that cite a previously published work. The two conference proceedings citation indexes (Conference Proceedings Citation Index - Science (CPCI-S), Conference Proceedings Citation Index - Social Sciences & Humanities (CPCI-SSH)) include the published literature of the most significant conferences, symposia, seminars, colloquia, workshops, and conventions in a wide range of disciplines. Use these databases to track emerging ideas and new research in specific fields. The two chemistry databases (Index Chemicus (IC), and Current Chemical Reactions (CCR-Expanded)) allow you to create structure drawings to find chemical compounds and reactions. You can also search these databases for compound and reaction data.--Publisher description.


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Academic earth (connect | more information)

The site offers 60 full courses and 2,395 total lectures (almost 1300 hours of video) from Yale, MIT, Harvard, Stanford, UC Berkeley, and Princeton that can be browsed by subject, university, or instructor through a user-friendly interface. Additionally, editors have compiled lectures from different speakers into Playlists such as ¿¿¿Understanding the Financial Crisis¿¿¿ and ¿¿¿First Day Of Freshman Year.¿¿¿ The site also features a roster of famous guest lecturers on entrepreneurship and technology including Larry Page, Carol Bartz, Tim Draper, Elon Musk, and Guy Kawasaki. [Richard] Ludlow launched Academic Earth with the goal of building a user-friendly platform for educational video that would let anyone be able to freely access instruction from the scholars and guest lecturers at the leading academic universities.--Leena Rao, TechCrunch website.

ACS publications (connect | more information)

Provides access to the electronic full text versions of more than 30 journals published (or co-published) by the American Chemical Society.

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  • ACS symposium series (connect | more information)

    "The ACS Symposium Series contains high-quality, peer-reviewed books developed from the ACS technical divisions' symposia. Each chapter is carefully authored by an expert in the field, and the collection of chapters edited by an internationally recognized leader in the field. The series covers a broad range of topics including agricultural and food chemistry, cellulose and renewable materials, chemical education, organic chemistry, polymer chemistry, materials, and many others."--Home page.

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  • Advances in chemistry series (connect | more information)

    Founded by the American Chemical Society in 1949, the Advances in Chemistry series was the predecessor to the ACS Symposium Series. This high-quality, peer-reviewed book series was instituted to provide the research community with an avenue to publish content and special topics that was beyond the scope of the Society's existing journals. There are over 250 books from the Advances in Chemistry Book Series available at this site.

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  • American elements (connect | more information)

    This company site includes detailed descriptions of a wide range of advanced and engineered materials including properties, safety information, applications and manufacture, particularly for academic research and laboratories. A periodic table diagram can be clicked on to find elements or they can be browsed alphabetically. There is also detailed information on fuel cells, nanotechnology, crystal growth, coatings and solar energy. Details of services offered by the company are provided.

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  • ANR-index : : agriculture and natural resources index (connect | more information)

    ANR-Index, an Australian government initiative produced by Infoscan, is a bibliographic database with informative abstracts and links to full text for agriculture and natural resources including sustainable Australian agriculture, food, forestry and fisheries industries and the promotion of conservation and sustainable use of Australia's environment, water and natural resources. Search in conjunction with ANR-Index archive for a comprehensive search.

    ANR-index archive : agriculture and natural resources index archive (connect | more information)

    ANR-Index Archive (formerly ABOA and Streamline), produced by Infoscan, is a bibliographic database of older publications on agriculture and natural resources including sustainable Australian agriculture, food, forestry and fisheries industries and the promotion of conservation and sustainable use of Australia's environment, water and natural resources. Search in conjunction with ANR-Index for a comprehensive search. Coverage: 1975 to 2007.

    Australian Inventory of Chemical Substances (AICS) (connect | more information)

    AICS is a listing of all industrial chemicals in use in Australia between 1 January 1977 and 28 February 1990. In addition, it includes new assessed chemicals and corrections, as required. AICS is maintained under the National Industrial Chemicals Notification and Assessment Scheme (NICNAS) and contains over 38,000 chemicals. AICS is a list of chemical identity data; it does not contain information on toxicity, use, manufacturers or importers.

    BIOSCIENCEnetBASE (connect | more information)

    Full-text handbooks and monographs covering topics including biochemistry, bioinformatics, biomedical engineering, biostatistics, biotechnology, epidemiology, immunology, microbiology, neuroscience, pharmacology, and toxicology.

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  • CHEMLIBnetBASE (connect | more information)

    CHEMLIBnetBASE is a collection of texts from Taylor & Francis/CRC Press in full-text electronic form, including over a dozen titles in inorganic and materials chemistry.

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  • CHEMnetBASE : chemical databases online (connect | more information)

    CHEMnetBASE provides access to the major chemical reference works published by Chapman & Hall/CRC. It includes several chemical dictionaries structured as searchable databases.

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  • Chemwatch (connect | more information)

    Chemwatch is one of the world's largest supplier of independently researched MSDS (Material safety data sheets) and other related documents.

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  • Cold Spring Harbor protocols (connect | more information)

    Cold Spring Harbor Protocols is a definitive, interactive source of new and classic research techniques, containing over 700 methods in molecular and cell biology. The database is fully searchable by keyword and subject, and it has many novel features--such as discussion forums and personal folders--made possible by online publication. Its coverage includes cell and molecular biology, genetics, bioinformatics, protein science, and imaging. Protocols are presented step-by-step and edited in the style that has made Molecular Cloning, Antibodies, Cells and many other CSH manuals essential to the work of scientists worldwide. Protocols will be continuously expanded, updated, and annotated by the originators and users of the techniques. -- About CSH Protocols webpage.

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  • Colour index international (connect | more information)

    First published in 1925, now published on the web by the Society of Dyers and Colourists and the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists, [this database] is the only authoritative international reference work on these colorants: their nomenclature, constitution, main applications and suppliers. Colorants are listed according to the widely acclaimed system of Colour Index Generic Names and Colour Index Constitution Numbers. A detailed record of products available on the market is presented under each Colour Index reference. Against each product name is listed the manufacturer, physical form, principal usages and comments supplied by the manufacturer to guide prospective customers.--Home page.

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  • combined chemical dictionary (connect | more information)

    The combined chemical dictionary is a structured database holding information on chemical substances. It includes descriptive and numerical data on chemical, physical and biological properties of compounds; systematic and common names of compounds; literature references; structure diagrams and their associated connection tables. The online version contains all those compounds published in: Dictionary of organic compounds (240,000 records); Dictionary of natural Products (155,000 records); Dictionary of inorganic and organometallic compounds (100,000 records); Dictionary of pharmacological agents (38,000 records); and Dictionary of analytical reagents (14,000 records).

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  • CRCnetBASE (connect | more information)

    A collection of online databases providing a portal to some of the world's major reference works, scientific journals and other resources. Covers a wide range of areas of scientific research from Toxicology, Engineering, Chemistry to Neuroscience, Mathematics and others.

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  • CSIRO journals (connect | more information)

    Full text access of CSIRO journals, produced in cooperation with several Australian and New Zealand scientific societies, present the latest research by leading Australian and overseas scientists. All journals are peer reviewed with international readership.

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  • Current chemical reactions (CCR-Expanded) (connect | more information)

    Contains single- and multi-step new synthetic methods. The overall reaction flow is provided for each method, along with a detailed and accurate graphical representation of each reaction step.

    Current contents connect (connect | more information)

    Current Contents Connect is a multidisciplinary current awareness Web resource providing access to complete bibliographic information of the world's leading scholarly journals (over 8,000 of the world's leading scholarly journals and more than 2,000 books) Coverage includes complete bibliographic information from articles, editorials, meeting abstracts, commentaries, and other significant published materials. [It] also allows you to search a premium collection of evaluated scholarly Web sites and access evaluated, full-text Web documents in three general resource types: preprints, funding information, and research activities. Current Contents Connect is published in seven editions and two collections. Monash University Library users have access to all of these.

    dictionary of commonly cited compounds (connect | more information)

    A database contining concise chemical and bibliographic data of 25,000 compounds most commonly used by chemists. Covers organic compounds, inorganic compounds, drugs, natural products, materials, alloys, and the elements and their isotopes.

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  • Dictionary of inorganic & organometallic compounds (connect | more information)

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  • Dictionary of natural products (connect | more information)

    A comprehensive database of 170,000 natural products which includes: names and synonyms, formulae, chemical structures, CAS Registry Numbers, extensive source data, uses and applications, physical state, melting point, boiling point, pKa, and key literature citations, as well as a comprehensive type of compound classification scheme which brings together compounds that are biogenetically related. All information is searchable by text or by substructure.

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  • Dictionary of organic compounds (connect | more information)

    Contains concise chemical, structural, and bibliographic information on over 255,000 of the most important organic compounds. These have been selected by an international team of experts in the field of modern organic chemistry and cover a wide range of commonly used chemicals, synthetic reagents, pesticides, starting materials, and simple fundamental compounds, plus a selection of natural products, pharmaceuticals, and analytical reagents. Data provided includes names and synonyms, formulae, chemical structures, CAS Registry numbers, physical properties, and key literature citations. All the information is readily searchable.

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  • Ei Patents (connect | more information)

    The patents databases on Engineering Village 2 include US and European patents grants and applications covering a broad range of topics within the scientific, applied science, technical and engineering disciplines. Currently, there are over 10 million patents that are being offered. The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) offers access to its full text patent database. Full text patents are available from 1790 to date , and European patents from 1978 with weekly updates. Full text links will route you to the USPTO or European Patent Office web site where you can download images and view the full text of the patent selected.

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  • Emerald (connect | more information)

    Database of mainly business, information technology and engineering journals with a European perspective. Full text articles available for most titles from mid 1990's.

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  • Environmental sciences and pollution management (connect | more information)

    This multidisciplinary database, provides ... comprehensive coverage of the environmental sciences. Abstracts and citations are drawn from over 6000 serials including scientific journals, conference proceedings, reports, monographs, books and government publications. Sixteen subdatabases are contained within Environmental sciences and pollution management database, and each can be searched separately, or in combination. Subjects covered include: Agricultural biotechnology; Air quality; Aquatic pollution; Bacteriology; Ecology; Energy resources; Environmental biotechnology; Environmental engineering; Environmental impact statements (U.S.); Hazardous waste; Industrial hygiene; Microbiology related to industrial & environmental issues; Pollution: land, air, water, noise, solid waste, radioactive; Risk assessment; Safety science; Toxicology & toxic emissions; Water pollution; Waste management; Water resource issues.
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    Household products database (connect | more information)

    This database links over 7,000 consumer brands to health effects from Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) provided by the manufacturers and allows scientists and consumers to research products based on chemical ingredients.

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  • Index chemicus (IC) (connect | more information)

    "Index Chemicus contains the structures and critical supporting data for novel organic compounds reported in leading international journals. Many records show the reaction flow from starting material to final product. Index Chemicus is a vital source of new information on biologically active compounds and natural products."--Publisher description.

    International pharmaceutical abstracts (connect | more information)

    This bibliographic database provides periodical article citations and abstracts from over 800 pharmaceutical and health related journals worldwide. Major areas of coverage include: drug reactions, toxicity, investigational drugs, drug evaluations, drug interactions, biopharmaceuticals, pharmaceuticals, drug stability, pharmacology, preliminary drug testing, pharmaceutical chemistry, drug analysis, drug metabolism, pharmacognosy, and methodology.
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    International tables for crystallography (connect | more information)

    "The series comprises articles and tables of data relevant to crystallographic research and to applications of crystallographic methods in all sciences concerned with the structure and properties of materials. Emphasis is given to symmetry, diffraction methods and techniques of crystal structure determination, and the physical and chemical properties of crystals. Each volume also contains discussions of theory, practical explanations and examples, all of which are useful for teaching."--Home page.

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  • JSTOR : the scholarly journal archive (connect | more information)

    Intended as a comprehensive archive of important scholarly journal literature, built by over 1,700 worldwide participants, including major Australian universities. Coverage includes: the arts, sciences, business, ecology and botany, language and literature, and music, extending from 17th century in some cases.

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  • Knovel library (connect | more information)

    Knovel provides access to over 2500 professional handbooks, conferences proceedings, and materials databases from leading publishers and professional societies ... like AIAA, AIChE, ASME, IEEE, Earthscan, Elsevier, McGraw-Hill, NACE TMS, and Wiley. The content covers subject areas in the fields of chemistry and the life sciences, materials and engineering. The collection is continually expanding.

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  • KPjournal (connect | more information)

    Provides full text access to 18 science/engineering journals and research papers published in North Korea in the fields of Natural Science (Biology, Physics, Chemistry), Geography, Medical, Pharmacology, Engineering, Mineralogy.

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  • NIOSH (connect | more information)

    The NIOSH Web site features many different types of databases and information resources. They are categorized here by Chemical; Injury, Illness & Hazards Data and Information; Publications; Respirators and Other Personal Protective Equipment; Agriculture; and Construction. The most popular databases include the International Chemical Safety Cards, NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards, and NIOSHTIC-2.

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  • Nutrient Data Laboratory (connect | more information)

    NDL's mission is to develop authoritative food composition databases and state of the art methods to acquire, evaluate, compile and disseminate composition data on foods available in the United States.

    Organic syntheses website (connect | more information)

    Including the annual and collective volumes published by Wiley, this is a free searchable database of detailed experimental methods for the synthesis of organic compounds. Searchable fields include: structure or reaction, molecular formula, chemical name, CAS registry number, author's name, annual volume number, and collective volume number.

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  • Polymers : a property database (connect | more information)

    Provides scientific and commercial information on polymers in a single source. Guides the user through the primary literature via reference citations and though supplier details by providing trade names and commercial product information. Searches by polymer, properties, trade name, application, and more. Provides comprehensive browsable indexes covering the range of property information available. Provides tabulated displays of search results and polymer data as well as monomer data cross-referenced from the relevant polymers. The database contains hotlinks to text files and ... to interactive tables of data. These interactive tables allow you to choose which data to view and how you would like to select, sort, filter and view the data.

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  • Properties of organic compounds (connect | more information)

    A database containing over 29,000 of the most commonly sought organic compounds, featuring physical data, spectral data, and structures.

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  • ProQuest dissertations & theses : full text (connect | more information)

    "ProQuest Dissertations and Theses is the world's most comprehensive collection of dissertations and theses, the official digital dissertations archive for the Library of Congress and the database of record for graduate research. ProQuest Dissertations and Theses - Full Text ... includes 2.7 million searchable citations to dissertation and theses from around the world from 1861 to the present day together with 1.2 million full text dissertations that are available for download in PDF format. The database offers full text for most of the dissertations added since 1997 and strong retrospective full text coverage for older graduate works. Each dissertation published since July 1980 includes a 350-word abstract written by the author. Master's theses published since 1988 include 150-word abstracts. Bibliographic citations are available for dissertations dating from 1637."--Publisher description.

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    Reaxys (connect | more information)

    Reaxys is a web-based search and retrieval system for chemical compounds, bibliographic data and chemical reactions. Combined data from three sources: The Beilstein Database, The Gmelin Database, and The Patent Chemistry Database.

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  • RSC books (connect | more information)

    Over 800 books spanning 40 years [published by the RSC] have been brought together digitalised as pdf files and made fully searchable. The result is a comprehensive overview of research and opinion in a multitude of areas of chemical science. Continually updated and expanded throughout the year the RSC book collection provides access to new content as it is published.

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  • RSC journals (connect | more information)

    Database offers full-text of current chemistry periodicals published by the Royal Society of Chemistry. The database of journal articles is searchable by journal title, article title, author, issue number and date, etc.

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  • Science of synthesis : Houben-Weyl methods of molecular transformations (connect | more information)

    Science of Synthesis currently contains approximately 2,000 generally applicable synthetic methods in organometallic and heterocyclic chemistry covering 18,000 reactions with roughly 80,000 structures. Version 3.4 (release date: August 2007) Science of Synthesis now contains 32 volumes, covering the fields of Organometallics; Hetarenes and Related Ring Systems; Compounds with Four Carbon-Heteroatom Bonds e.g. Carbonic Acids, Imidic Acids etc. The Electronic Backfile (1909 to 2003) provides immediate access to 146,000 product specific experimental procedures, 580 000 structures, and 700 000 references in all fields of synthetic organic chemistry - dating back to the early 1800s.--Home page (viewed 7 September, 2007).

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  • Sittig's handbook of toxic and hazardous chemicals and carcinogens (connect | more information)

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  • Spectral database for organic compounds : SDBS (connect | more information)

    SDBS is an integrated spectral database system for organic compounds, which includes 6 different types of spectra under a directory of the compounds. The six spectra are as follows, an electron impact Mass spectrum (EI-MS), a Fourier transform infrared spectrum (FT-IR), a 1H nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectrum, a 13C NMR spectrum, a laser Raman spectrum, and an electron spin resonance (ESR) spectrum.

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  • SPRESI (connect | more information)

    "SPRESIweb is a web-based retrieval application that provides direct access to the complete content of the SPRESI structure and reaction database. This data collection contains 5.52 million compounds, 4.26 million reactions, and 32 million factual data extracted from 675,000 references including 164,000 patents. SPRESIweb provides ... features such as: a quicksearch textbox that enables searching of the basic index of structures, reactions and references with one keyword, an EXISTS operator, a structure similarity search, a search for calculated chemical descriptors, and ICEDIT, a structure and reaction drawing tool developed in-house by InfoChem. Version 2.12 of SPRESIweb was launched in January 2013. Data from 1974 - 2011 are now available. With the new version InfoChem has given SPRESIweb a major refresh and reprised the original concept of only including structures abstracted from the literature. The benefit is improved content, focused on chemistry from organic synthesis journals, whilst retaining the relevant catalog data and supplier links. Furthermore the catalogs of two new chemicals suppliers have been included: Apexmol and Ark Pharm. In addition, all the catalogs of the chemicals suppliers included in SPRESIweb have been updated."--Publisher description.

    Standards : on-line premium (connect | more information)

    Allows searching of the complete databases of Australian Standards (over 7,700 standards) as well as ISO (International Organization for Standardization); IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission); ETSI (European Telecommunications Standards Institute); and English language DIN (Deutsches Institut fu¿¿r Normung) and JIS (Japanese Industrial Standards Committee) standards (over 34,000); excluding ISO and IEC draft standards. The full text of most Australian Standards may be viewed (exceptions being some handbooks, documents where the copyright is shared or drafts which are "clones" of other non-Australian standards), saved to file or printed.

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  • STREAMLINE : Australia's natural resources database (connect | more information)

    Streamline is an Australian database providing access to information on all aspects of natural resource management including the sustainable management of land resources, vegetation resources and water resources, urban water and waste water and irrigation systems. It indexes both Australian and international journal articles, published and unpublished reports, books, monograph chapters and conference papers, but the information must be written by an Australian or be about Australia. Coverage: 1982 to 2004.

    Toxicology abstracts (connect | more information)

    Covers issues from social poisons and substance abuse to natural toxins, from legislation and recommended standards to environmental issues. Major areas of subject coverage include: pharmaceuticals; food, additives, and contaminants; agro-chemicals; cosmetics, toiletries, and household products; industrial chemicals; metals; toxins and other natural substances; social poisons and drug abuse; polycyclic hydrocarbons; nitrosamines and related compounds; radiation and radioactive materials; methodology; legislation and recommended standards. [an error occurred while processing this directive]
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    TOXICOLOGYnetBASE (connect | more information)

    From environmental investigations to laboratory testing, from pathological studies to target-organ toxicology, this online tool offers the latest methods and data for any type of toxicological investigation. Also including the ATSDR database, it surveys issues related to food, nutrition, drug abuse, pharmaceuticals, and developmental toxicology.

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  • TOXLINE (connect | more information)

    This database, produced by the U.S. National Library of Medicine, provides bibliographic citations and abstracts from the core journal literature in all areas of toxicology, including chemicals and pharmaceuticals, pesticides, environmental pollutants and mutagens and teratogens. TOXLINE can also be searched as part of: Environmental sciences and pollution management. Major areas of subject coverage include: Air pollution; antidotes; biological and adverse effects of drugs; carcinogenesis via chemicals; chemically-induced diseases; environmental chemicals and pollutants; food additives; genotoxicity; hazardous materials; health and safety; human and animal toxicity; industrial and household chemicals; mutagenicity; pesticides and herbicides; radioactive materials; risk information.
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    TOXNET : (Toxicology Data Network) (connect | more information)

    Provides access to the TOXNET system of databases on toxicology, hazardous chemicals, and related areas, including CCRIS, ChemlDplus, DART/ETIC, EMIC, GENE-TOX, IRIS, NCI-3D, TOXLINE, TRI (Toxics Release Inventory). It also provides links to related web resources.

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  • Wiley online library (connect | more information)

    Wiley online library is an extensive multidisciplinary collection of online resources covering life, health and physical sciences, social science, and the humanities. It offers integrated access to more than 4 million articles from 1,500 journals, 9,000 books, and hundreds of reference works, laboratory protocols, encyclopedias, databases and handbooks. Includes Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews, many essential chemistry and evidence based medicine databases, including The Cochrane Library, eEROS and SpecInfo and 1000's of laboratory protocols from the distinguished Current Protocols series. The major collections of the Wiley online library are: Journals, Journal backfiles, Online books and book series, Online reference works, Wiley interdisciplinary reviews, Current protocols laboratory manuals, Evidence-based medicine databases, and Chemistry databases.

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  • World Scientific journals (connect | more information)

    Provides full text access to over one hundred journals published by World Scientitific. Subject coverage includes: chemistry, computer science, economics, finance and management, engineering, environmental science, materials science, mathematics, medical and life sciences, nonlinear science, physics and social sciences.

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