Providing access to quality Chemistry resources and subject support.
Databases View more
Here are the key databases/online resources to start finding information in your subject area. Click on 'View more' to go to the full listing for the Library, and use the filters to find more for this subject and others.
You can access books and e-books via the Catalogue (also known as Library Catalogue Plus) to search for and check their availability. The Catalogue also provides links to e-books and displays the shelf marks of physical books in the Library. We have detailed the shelf marks of the most popular topics below (the level is for the Library in Loughborough).
|Subject / title||Pilkington level||Shelfmark|
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Use the videos to learn more about some resources or finding information.
Frequently asked questions View more
Here are some of the most popular questions asked by students in this subject. If you have a different question, check 'View more' or ask your Academic Librarian.
How do I access SciFinder?
New users will need to complete a registration form whilst on campus. Once registered you will be able to use SciFinder on and off campus, here is a SciFinder Quick Start Guide to get you started.
How can I access an article in a database?
Some databases provide the full-text of the article in the database in either HTML or PDF format. Others just give you the basic details but you have to access the full-text via a link that might say 'SFX' or 'Full-text'.
If you are on-campus or have the VPN activated on your device when you are off-campus, you should click on the link and it will take you to the full-text if the Library subscribes to the journal.
If it doesn't do this, then search Library Catalogue Plus to see if we subscribe to the journal you need (including the correct year). If you get stuck, contact the Library (email@example.com).
Why can't I access the article I have found on Google or another search engine?
You can only access a journal article if the Library subscribes to it. If we do and you are on-campus, or have the VPN activated on your device if you are off-campus, you should be able to get straight to it.
If you still can't access it, then search Library Catalogue Plus to see if we subscribe to the journal you need (including the correct year) . If we do, but you still can't access it, contact the Library (firstname.lastname@example.org).
How do I access an eBook?
From Library Catalogue Plus look at the options at the side of the page and click on ‘eBook’ in the ‘Format’ section to limit the results to eBooks. Click on ‘Get full text’ to open the eBook.
How do I reference chemistry resources?
You need to find out which referencing style your lecturer/supervisor is expecting you to use. Generally in Chemistry, the Royal Society of Chemistry referencing style is used. The guide is available here.