Bibliographic Databases

Provide citations to and abstracts of documents.

[Databases] [Research Fields] [Authors]



  • PubMed
  • Ingenta
    • Focus: bibliographic data from multidisciplinary journals
    • Coverage: > 20,750,000 articles
    • Source: > 30,000 periodicals
  • Synthesis Reviews
    • Focus: database with bibliographic information of review articles (from journals and books) of interest to synthetic organic chemists
    • Coverage: > 19,000 review articles between 1970 and the middle of 2005
    • Source

Search engine for scholary literature. You are able to search across many disciplines and sources: articles, theses, books and abstracts. 



  • Chemical Abstracts
    • Coverage:
      • Subject: bibliographic data of all areas of chemistry and chemical engineering
      • Sources: > 9,000 journals, 50 active patent-issuing authorities, conference proceedings, technical reports, books, dissertations, reviews, web preprints (1907- )
      • Records: > 24 million
    • Search: Bibliographic terms, indexing terms, CAS Registry Numbers and CA abstracts
    • Guides: STN database summary sheet, STN
    • Access: Scifinder/Scifinder Scholar , STN, STN Easy
  • CAS Registry
    • Coverage:
      • Subject: identification data of all types of chemical substances
      • Sources: > 9,000 journals, patents, conference proceedings, technical reports, books, dissertations, reviews, web preprints (1957- )
      • Records: > 50 million substances
    • Search: structures, names, formulas, ring data
    • Guides: STN database summary sheet
    • Access: Scifinder/Scifinder Scholar , STN International, STN Easy
  • Chemkey
    • Coverage:
      • Subject: synthetic methods, heterocycles, reactive intermediates, organometallic chemistry, photochemistry, stereochemistry, theory, asymmetric synthesis
      • Sources: organic chemistry journals
      • Records: about 105,000
    • Search: title, keyword, abstract, year
  • Reaxis (former Crossfire Beilstein) See factual databases
  • Sciencedirect
    • Coverage:
      • Subject: bibliographic data from all types of science journals
      • Records < 11 million articles


  • Science Citation Index

    Provides access to bibliographic information covering over 3700 journals. Possibility to perform cited reference searching, that enables users to navigate forward, backward, and through the literature to uncover relevant research and its influence on the worldwide research community.

  • Web of Science

    Enables users to search current and retrospective multidisciplinary information from approximately 8,500 of the most prestigious, high impact research journals in the world.





Research Fields