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Chemistry and Biochemistry

Your guide to Chemistry and Biochemistry research at UCLA: Find articles, books, datasets, and more

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Additional Databases

Note that many of these sources only index journal articles—they don't actually have the full text.

To access full text:

For more tips, see our guide on database searching.

Click here to see the full list of article databases in science and engineering.

Search Tips & Strategies

Youtube video: Mapping Your Research Ideas

YouTube video: Crafting a Savvy Search Strategy

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1. Map out your research questions.

Turn your ideas for research projects into questions.

2. Craft a savvy search strategy.

Generate a diverse set of keywords to help you generate more effective searches.

3. Seek out diverse perspectives on your topic.

Look for articles that address your research interests from multiple perspectives. Improve your search by using a variety of keywords and multiple databases.

 

The Library's online subscription resources can always be accessed from computers and wireless networks on campus. However, off-campus access is restricted to current UCLA, students, faculty, and staff who have set up their computer using one of the following methods.

Citation - A brief introduction

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1. Why cite?

Watch this quick video for an overview of why citation really matters.

2. Determine your citation style.

Check out the submission guidelines or assignment prompt to determine the proper citation style. When in doubt, ask a researcher in the field, the instructor, or a librarian for help.

3. Use a citation tool.

Check out ZoteroEndnote, or Mendeley to keep track of your articles and create citations. You can also use the citation tools in many databases. Check out our guide to citing sources for more information.

 

E-journals in Chemistry and Biochemistry

Browse Journals in Chemistry on your computer, phone, or tablet! BrowZine is a browsable newsstand of the library's top journals. Easily discover, read, and monitor the key journals in your field.