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Chemistry SMEs and Newcastle University: RSC-SME Pilot

Newcastle University Library and School of Chemistry: Information for small and medium sized chemistry companies in the North East


This pilot scheme, negotiated by the University with the RSC, enables chemistry SMEs with fewer than 50 staff to have free access to the same range of Royal Society of Chemistry electronic journals to which Newcastle University staff and students have access

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How to join the RSC-SME Pilot scheme

To join the scheme, please contact Professor Andrew Benniston, Head of the School of Chemistry, to arrange an initial meeting.

You will be asked to provide the following information:

  • Company name & address
  • Brief details of the company
  • Local contact at your company, name, email, phone
  • Number of employees (must be <50)
  • IP range of your PCs (if not available you will be issued with a password by the RSC)

Once your application has been approved, the RSC will contact you to arrange details of access.

As this is a pilot scheme, use of the journals will be monitored by the RSC.





Which Journals are included?

Members of the pilot scheme have access to all the resources in the RSC Gold package.

This includes all the RSCs current journals and the journal archive from 1841-

You can link directly to the collection here and see a full list of the contents of the package here

RSC Gold Literature Updating Services

The RSC Gold package also includes the following literature updating services:

Analytical Abstracts 

Chemical Hazards in Industry 

Laboratory Hazards Bulletin 

Natural Product Updates

Synthetic Reaction Updates