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Do you have a reference with a doi, or something that looks like: 10.1126/science.aaq0200? Try oaDOI to see if it's available as an Open Access Article, or the Citation Linker form

Have the article name, or journal name, volume, issue, and page number? Try the Citation Linker form

Article Citation Linker - Enter the citation information that you have

Fill out the Citation Linker form

Key Databases & Search Engines

To access Databases and other Library sponsored Search Engines from off-campus you will need to use either your ONEcard Number/PIN or your U of C IT  Username/ Password  to authenticate or login. (Select--> ID/PIN Numbers --> Authentication Screen )

  • PubMed - Includes 21 million journal references from MEDLINE in the health and life sciences. Part of the National Library of Medicine's National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI). Coverage from the 1950's to present.
  • Scopus - Includes coverage of over 18,000 peer-reviewed journals in science and technology as well 100% coverage of Medline.
  • Web of Science (formerly Science Citations Index) - Covers over 12,000 journals and 120,000 conference proceedings across the sciences, social sciences, and arts and humanities.
  • SciFinder - Journal and patent literature for chemistry and related disciplines, including substance data (REGISTRY), chemical reactions (CASREACT), chemical regulatory data (CHEMLIST), and chemical suppliers (CHEMCATS).
  • Journal Citation Reports - A resource for journal evaluation, using citation data drawn from over 8,400 scholarly and technical journals. It is a source of citation data at the journal level.
  • Compendex -  Includes 12 million records from over 6500 journals in engineering. Coverage from 1970 with a backfile starting in 1884.


  • ABI-INFORM - Covers Companies, Industries and Products
  • Business Source Complete  (EBSCO)  Comprehensive Business and Companies search engine
  • Google Scholar - Google Scholar provides quick and easy access to scholarly and peer-reviewed literature.

Click here for a complete list of Engineering Databases 

Click here for a a complete list of Business Databases


PubMed Tips

PubMed/Entrez (Connects you  to the PubMed/Entrez database)
PubMed is a Web-based retrieval system developed by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) at the National Library of Medicine. It is part of NCBI's vast retrieval system, known as Entrez. PubMed indexes over 4500 biomedical journals. Coverage is from 1966 to the present and is updated daily.

Basic Searching
  • Enter your terms in the Query box.

  • Click the Go button to launch the search. (Boolean operators, AND, OR, NOT must be entered in uppercase)

Select Publication Dates, Article Types and Languages to refine your search.


  • drug delivery and nanoparticles and disease

  • Malaria or treat*

Advanced Searching

Use the PubMed Advanced Search Builder.

  • Use the Builder  to view and select terms from the Index of searchable fields to develop search strategies. Limit search by Author, Journal or Title/Abstract.

  • MeSH Terms are the controlled vocabulary used to describe the subject of journal articles in PubMed or Medline. MeSH Major Topic restricts your search to articles where the topic is the focus of the article. NANS-related MeSH terms include:
    • Nanostructures (including nanowires, nanopores, etc.)
    • Nanotechnology (including nanomedicine)
    • Drug delivery systems (including drug carriers, nanocapsules, etc.)


  • cystic fibrosis[ti] and biomedical
    (Finds articles containing the words cystic fibrosis in Title and biomedical).

  • Treffer R[au] AND 2011[DP]
    (Finds articles by R Treffer in Author and 2011 in Publication Date).

  • Trends in Biotechnology[ta]
    (Searches Trends in Biotechnology in the Journal Field).

Print & Historical Indexes

These sources will help you find older chemical literature. Some are the precursors to the current SciFinder.

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