Individual Databases for Chemistry
MRS Online Proceedings Library (OPL)
1980-present; features the full text of over 68,000 peer-reviewed papers presented at MRS (Materials Research Society) meetings with papers added daily. Proceedings papers can be browsed, sorted by meeting or topic, and are fully searchable by author name, paper title, volume number and keyword.
1940's-present; PubMed is a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine that includes over 20 million citations from MEDLINE and other life science journals for biomedical articles. PubMed includes links to full text articles and other related resources. [This resource is publicly available.] The Library also has access to MEDLINE via Web of Knowledge and via Ovid Medline.
1779-present; web-based discovery tool for organic, organometallic, and inorganic chemistry experimental substance property data (including physical, spectral, pharmacological, toxicological, and ecological) and single and multistep reaction data. Combines the content of the former CrossFire databases including Beilstein and Gmelin. Reaction and substance data are experimentally validated (not calculated) from selected journals and patent literature. Reaxys integrates reaction and substance data with structure search, synthesis planning, analysis tools, and output formats.
Each user must REGISTER to use Reaxys. Users must have a Brown IP (Ethernet or VPN) and submit a BROWN.EDU EMAIL ADDRESS when registering.
1907-present; comprehensive database of chemical literature from databases produced by Chemical Abstracts Service and the National Library Of Medicine. It covers the full range of chemistry-related information, including chemical structures, properties, and reactions; biosequences; and life sciences. Each user must REGISTER. USERS MUST HAVE A Brown IP (Ethernet or VPN) AND SUBMIT A BROWN EMAIL ADDRESS WHEN REGISTERING. CREATE A NEW USERNAME AND PASSWORD - DO NOT USE YOUR BROWN LOGIN/PASSWORD.
Use of this resource is limited to current faculty, administrative staff, and registered students and their use is limited to academic research, teaching, and publication purposes only. Any commercial use is strictly prohibited.
Web Of Science
1900-present; The Web of Science includes the three ISI citation indexes: Arts and Humanities Citation Index, Social Science Citation Index, and Science Citation Index.
ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Full Text
1637-present; ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Full Text is the world's most comprehensive collection of dissertations and theses. PQDT Full Text includes 2.4 million dissertation and theses citations from around the world from 1861 to the present day together with 1 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. Where available, PQDT Full Text provides 24-page previews of dissertations and theses. ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Full Text also offers researchers unlimited access to digital copies from their own institutions as well as affordable copies from others.
Cambridge Structural Database
Current; the Cambridge Structural Database (WebCSD) consists of the bibliographic, chemical, and crystallographic (single crystal and powder diffraction) records for organic molecules and metal-organic compounds whose 3-D structures have been determined using x-diffraction and/or neutron diffraction. Almost all records have the three-dimensional coordinate data for at least non-hydrogen atoms. The crystal structure data comes from the open literature or direct deposits by researchers. Search by substructure, reduced cell, similarity, or text/numeric.
e-EROS: Encyclopedia of Reagents for Organic Synthesis
Current; e-EROS contains a database of over 50,000 reactions and around 3,800 of the most frequently consulted reagents and is fully searchable by structure and substructure, reagent, reaction type, experimental conditions etc. and allows sophisticated full text searches.
Inorganic Crystal Structure Database (ICSD)
1913-present; Inorganic Crystal Structure Database (ICSD) consists of peer-reviewed data entries including their atomic coordinates. In the database are structures of elements and compounds with 2-5 different elements. Each year about 7000 new structures are added and previous content updated. Legacy crystal structure data for metallic and intermetallic compounds, with known atomic coordinates, from the U.S. National Institute of Standards & Technology have been incorporated since 2008. Structure types are comprehensive and searchable.
This subscription is for one-user at a time and requires first Brown authentication followed by a specific ICSD login for the Brown user.
Current; Knovel aggregates the content (books and databases) of major science and engineering publishers. The resource is searched like a database for book titles, topics, and, more importantly, specific data within interactive tables and graphs.
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