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Newcastle University

University Library

Subject support guide

Your subject-specific guide to using library resources.

Library Search


Your subject-specific guide to library resources.

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Every subject area has unique and specialist types of information, which mean that you need to look beyond Library Search. Some types of information are accessed via specialist databases, for example newspapers, while others are available online.

The work of Newcastle University and chemistry within the School of Natural and Environmental Sciences is strongly connected with industrial and government partners. More information is available on the School of Natural and Environmental Sciences website.

Chemical Structures and Data

SciFinder-n indexes journal articles, substances and reactions in chemistry and related sciences.

Initial registration should take place on campus. Once registered, access to SciFinder is dependent on IP address, so is accessible on campus and can be used off-campus by entering your campus ID and password when prompted. More information on the registration process is available online (.pdf).

Learn more about SciFinder at CAS Learning Solutions. Here you'll find interactive online tutorials and detailed "How to" guides such as:

  • An introduction to SciFinder and how to perform a reference, substance and reaction search
  • Need-to-Know videos on practical, real-world applications of SciFinder

You can also use SciFinder on your mobile device.

Averaging only three minutes, these how-to videos will quickly give you the information you need to use SciFinder effectively and advance your research:

Reaxys allows chemical structure and formula searches as well as topic searches for journal articles.

Help using Reaxys is available including training modules, videos and webinars.

Freely available chemical structure and database websites:

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