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Journals and Databases

The best way to search for peer-reviewed journal articles is to use a literature database. Databases index the research articles in journals and have powerful search filtering tools. Most databases also have quality standards that journals need to meet to be included, which limits your chances of encountering predatory publications.

Scientists publish research articles in journals. Databases index journal articles and add keywords. Readers use databases to search for articles on a topic.

Here are some of the most useful chemistry databases to get started using:

Other chemistry-related databases
Need something else? Take me to the list of science databases, or the UF-wide list of databases A-Z

Preprint Servers

Preprints are early versions of research articles which have not yet been peer-reviewed. Scientists may choose to disseminate their research as preprints before submitting to an academic journal, which can make the research reported very cutting edge, but these reports should be read critically as they have not yet been reviewed by other experts.

Requires UF Authentication Connecting from off campus? You will need UF authentication to access many of the electronic resources in this guide, including databases, journal articles, and e-books. Learn how to connect from off campus.

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