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A guide to Chemistry resources in UVic Libraries


Welcome to the Chemistry Research Guide at UVic Libraries

This site brings together resources available from UVic Libraries to help connect you with relevant course and research materials.

Click on the tabs on this page to uncover detailed lists of resources to help answer your questions.  Each tab is comprised of the best sources for finding what you need.

If you've been searching and can't find what you're looking for, ask me by sending an email to

I'd be happy to assist you do any of the following:

  • Help with literature searches and finding systematic reviews
  • Provide one-on-one advice about your research topic
  • Teach you advanced techniques for database searching
  • Assist you with setting up auto alerts for selected search strategies
  • Introduce you to an array of library resources available through UVic Libraries
  • Teach you about citation management tools that can help format bibliographies

New! SciFinder-n

SciFindern is the new interface of SciFinder, and it hosts many new features.

New Features (click to learn more):

Retrosynthesis Planner: Generate a full retrosynthetic analysis of all known synthetic routes for a given Molecule; organize into easy to navigate synthetic plans; and access commercial availability and pricing.
PatentPak: Full-text searching of 18 million patents, with chemical substances marked so they can be easily found within the patent.
MethodsNow: Step by step procedures and protocols from journal articles and patents, found in the "Experimental Protocols" section for the reaction.
ChemDoodle: Touch-friendly structure editor for drawing on phones and tablets. Structures drawn in ChemDoodle will be the same in CAS Draw, and vice versa.

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