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A collection of databases for locating articles, physical and chemical properties, spectra and other information of interest to chemists and chemical engineers. Many of the databases are limited to Vanderbilt faculty, students and staff.

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Welcome to the database guide for chemists and chemical engineers. Check back for news of new resources.



SciFinder: Chemical Abstracts and Perkin Elmer have announced a collaborationthat will enable users of ChemBioDraw Ultra 14 to initiate a SciFinder search from within ChemDraw, and then to be taken to the search results within SciFinder. Structures and/or reactions can be transferred to the SciFinder structure editor with the click of a button. Users must upgrade to ChemBioDraw Ultra 14 to take advantage of this new feature.

The Repeating Group and Variable Point of Attachment functionalities have been added to the Non-Java Structure Editor. To see more news about new features see What's New in SciFinder.

Reaxys:   Elsevier has introduced a new version of Reaxys. Features include a new interactive Molecular Formula search as well as the features mentioned below.

Ask Reaxys is designed to help users get the most out of the rich dataset of substances properties. Using a simple search box, users enter a term. Reaxys parses the query to try to identify searchable concepts. If the term matches certain Reaxys features, it will create a proper query. If not it will create a keyword query in all citations. See the Help feature for limitiations on Ask Reaxys.

Reaxys Tree helps you formulate a topic search without having to gather specific terms, spellings and/or operators. Either browse through the folders and check your choices, or type in a term and let Reaxys suggest possible topics.

You can read more about What's New in Reaxys here or sign up for Webinars offered on the new features and on basic training in the system.

Merck Online has been cancelled due to low use. Try searching DrugBank instead.




Updated February 20, 2014


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