A great source for journal literature -- and, now, also for conference literature -- in chemistry (and all other sciences), covering the major journals from 1900 on – (conference literature from 2004 - ), and considered one of the two primary, general-purpose chemistry databases. It does not index nearly as many journals in chemistry as SciFinder Scholar, but it does have other benefits (especially, see “Citation Searching”, below).
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Find tips, below.
Use Boolean AND and OR to connect your terms
AND – when both concepts must be there
OR – when either term is OK (use for synonyms)
AND and OR can be used to connect terms on the same line, as in this example:
(nanoscience* or nanotech*) and (renewable energy or renewable batter*)
Or, you can make use of the AND and OR boxes at the ends of each search line, to connect terms on each line.
Be sure to use synonyms for your terms: synth* or prepar* or complex*
Both narrower and broader terms may be useful here.
Use the truncation symbol (*) to allow for various word endings: precipit* >> precipitation, precipitated, precipitate
To limit your retrieval to “review articles” (quality, state-of-the-knowledge survey articles, written by an expert in the field), use the scroll-down menu on the far right of one of the input boxes, choose “Document Type”, then select “Review” from the scroll-down menu that appears.
A search method for finding more recent papers that have cited an older, more established work.
Click the “Cited Reference Search” link
In this example there's only one choice. Sometimes, however, you'll see a number of possible matches -- pick the ones that look best