Last Updated: Jul 9, 2014
RasMol is a free molecular graphics visualization program used for exploring biological macromolecule structures (i.e., proteins, nucleic acids and other small molecules such as those found in the Protein Data Bank (PDB).
Discovery Studio Visulaizer 3.0 is a free commercial-grade graphics visualization tool for viewing, sharing, and analyzing protein and modeling data.
Current research and experiments: Look for scholarly articles in one of our databases.
An overview of a topic: Look for books or reference materials using our catalog.
- Looking for a brief overview of a topic you don’t already know? Search our catalog for the word “encyclopedia” plus a broad topic (ex. encyclopedia chemistry). Or browse our reference collection on Library North 2 (look under Q for science, R for medicine, and T for technology).
- Looking for in-depth explorations of a topic or field? Search our catalog for the topic. If you don’t find anything, search for a broader topic (e.g. chemotherapy instead of daunorubicin).
- Looking for the most up-to-date overviews of recent research? Look for review articles in one of the above databases.
Physical reference data: Use Reaxys’s substance search, the library’s reference books, or physical reference data websites.
Use CASSI to find full journal titles from abbreviations.
- SciFinder Scholar (1907+)
SciFinder Scholar (SFS, provided by Chemical Abstract Service (CAS)) allows access to chemical, biomedical and other scientific information as well as patents (plus MEDLINE, 1957 - present). Updated: Daily.
- Reaxys (1700+)
Reaxys (provided by Elsevier) contains an extensive repository of experimentally organic, inorganic and organometallic chemical data that chemists need including structures, reactions, and physical properties. The interface searches: Beilstein (Organic chemistry from 1700's); Gmelin (Inorganic chemistry from 1800's); and Patent Chemistry Database (Patents from 1975). Updated: Monthly.
- Web of Science (1992+)
Web of Science (WoS, provided by Thomson Reuters) indexes scholarly journals in all sciences from the Science Citation Index. Updated: Weekly.
- PubMed (1950+)
PubMed (maintained by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI)) indexes chemistry journals related to biomedicine. Updated: Daily.
- Google Scholar
Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. From one place, you can search across many disciplines and sources: articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions, from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and other web sites. Google Scholar helps you find relevant work across the world of scholarly research. Use the 'Advanced Search' to refine your searchings. Updated: Unknown.
- ScienceDirect (1823+)
ScienceDirect is a part of Elsevier. It is aleading full-text scientific database offering journal articles and book chapters from more than 2,500 peer-reviewed journals and more than 11,000 books. There are currently more than 9.5 million articles/chapters, a content base that is growing at a rate of almost 0.5 million additions per year. Updated: Daily.
- Web of Knowledge (1950+)
Web of Knowledge portal (WoK, provided by Thomson Reuters) indexes scholarly journals via Medline (1950+), Web of Science (1992+), Biological Abstracts (1980+). Search simultaneously via all three databases. Updated: Daily (Medline); Weekly (WoS); Bimonthly (BA).
- Journal Citation Reports (IMPACT FACTORS)
Journal Citation Reports (JCR, provided by Thomson Reuters) contains Impact Factors (IF) for journals. Covers > 7,500 of the world's most highly cited, peer-reviewed journals in over 200 disciplines. Updated: Annually, usually midyear.
GSU has a site license to ChemBioDraw (download and installation instructions for home computers here).
The Chemistry Department has ChemBioDraw installed on their computers. ChemSketch is a free software similar to ChemDraw and contains other functions such as making chemical movies (above). ChemSketch is installed on the first and second row computers in Library Classroom 1 (Library North 1). Other free drawing software includes Symyx Draw and MarvinSketch.