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.
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.
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.
See also: The Journal of the American Chemical Society - methods of chemical synthesis.