In the course of chemical projects you often need to search a variety of chemical literature sources for physical data, reactions, syntheses, techniques or concepts. The following resources contain information relating to all areas of chemistry. Some of the home pages contain links to other potential resources.
Analytical Chemistry Chemistry is a peer-reviewed research journal that explores the latest concepts in analytical measurements and the best new ways to increase accuracy, selectivity, sensitivity, and reproducibility. Coverage includes the latest peer-reviewed research and significant applications in bioanalysis, electrochemistry, mass spectrometry, microscale systems, environmental analysis, separations, and spectroscopy.
Chemical Reviews is one of the most highly regarded and highest ranked journals covering the general topic of chemistry. The mission of Chemical Reviews is to provide comprehensive, authoritative, critical, and readable reviews of important recent research in organic, inorganic, physical, analytical, theoretical, and biological chemistry.
The ChemPort Connection is a free service that provides scientists and information professionals with links to full-text electronic documents from a large and growing group of chemistry publishers, subscription agents, patent offices, and patent document services.
ChemRefer is a search engine that is designed to allow students, academics, chemical and pharmaceutical companies quick access to chemistry literature which is available on the internet. ChemRefer only finds literature that is full text and freely available (from many different sources).
Directory of Open Access Journals
The aim of the Directory of Open Access Journals is to increase the visibility and ease of use of open access scientific and scholarly journals thereby promoting their increased usage and impact. Section devoted to chemistry.
Free Full-Text Journals in Chemistry
Directory of free full-text journals in chemistry, biochemistry, and related subjects. Includes two part: permanently available chemical journals and trial (temporarily) available chemical journals.
Heterocycles Web Edition
Since its inception in 1973 Heterocycles has provided a platform for the rapid
exchange of research in the areas of organic, pharmaceutical, analytical, and medicinal chemistry
of heterocyclic compounds in addition to communications, papers, reviews, a special section of the journal presents newly-discovered natural products whose structure has recently been established.
Journal of Combinatorial Chemistry
The Journal of Combinatorial Chemistry publishes studies that facilitate the synthesis of chemical libraries, as well as their subsequent characterization and screening for properties of interest. It is a must-read interdisciplinary journal that opens up channels of information for synthetic organic chemists, medicinal and analytical chemists, pharmaceutical scientists, biotechnologists, computational chemists, material scientists, and agrochemists.
Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
The Journal of Medicinal Chemistry publishes original research on the correlation of molecular structure to biological activity with a focus on the relationships of chemistry to biological activity. This includes design and synthesis of novel biologically active compounds, molecular modifications designed to target drugs to specific tissues, the role of metabolism in drug actions, application of NMR and X-ray crystallography to investigate molecular recognition at receptors, molecular modeling studies that furnish fresh insight into the design of novel agents, and molecular biology studies to study the interaction of ligands and receptors.
Journal of Organic Chemistry
The Journal of Organic Chemistry (JOC) welcomes original contributions of fundamental research in all branches of the theory and practice of organic and bioorganic chemistry. JOC features full articles and notes, invited topical mini-reviews, as well as invited contributions from all the recipients of the annual national ACS awards in the field of organic chemistry.
Journal of the American Chemical Society
The Journal of the American Chemical Society publishes articles, communications to the Editor, book reviews, and computer software reviews. This periodical is devoted to the publication of research papers in all fields of chemistry and publishes approximately 13,000 pages of new chemistry a year. Published weekly, JACS provides research essential to the field of chemistry.
Nucleic Acids Research
Nucleic Acids Research publishes the results of leading edge research into chemical, biochemical and biological aspects of nucleic acids and proteins involved in nucleic acid metabolism and/or interactions. It enables the rapid publication of papers under the following categories: chemistry, computational biology, genomics, molecular biology, nucleic acid enzymes, RNA and structural biology.
Organic Process Research & Development
Organic Process Research & Development reports work in the broad field of process chemistry encompassing aspects of organic chemistry, catalysis, analytical chemistry, and chemical engineering. There is special focus on the development and optimization of chemical reactions and processes and their transfer to a larger scale, via large laboratory and pilot plant operations, for manufacturers.
Organometallics records progress in one of the most active fields for organometallic, inorganic, organic and materials chemists. Articles, communications, mini-reviews, and notes detail the synthesis, structure, bonding, chemical reactivity and reaction mechanisms, and applications of organometallic and organometalloidal compounds. Applications coverage includes organic and polymer synthesis, catalytic processes, and synthetic aspects of materials science and solid-state chemistry.
See also: The Journal of the American Chemical Society - methods of chemical synthesis.