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NUcat is the online catalog of the Northwestern University Library.



ChemDraw is a chemical drawing tool. You may download it here. You will need a Northwestern e-mail address.


New Publications from NU's Deparment of Chemistry

New articles from Northwestern University's Department of Chemistry from Web of Science. Updated weekly.

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Quick Links

  • SciFinder 
    Search for substances, reactions, patents and references. SciFinder is the interface to CAS (Chemical Abstracts Service) databases. First time NU users need to register here.
  • Reaxys (Beilstein and Gmelin data) 
    Search for substances, properties and reactions. Access to data from Beilstein, Gmelin, Patent Chemistry Database and other.
  • Web of Science 
    Provides access to several citation databases, including Science Citation Index Expanded from 1900 to present. Find articles and perform cited reference searches.
  • CHEMnetBase 
    Includes Combined Chemical Dictionary; Handbook of Chemistry and Physics; Properties of Organic Compounds; Polymers: a property database; Dictionary of Marine Natural Products; Dictionary of Food Compounds; Dictionary of Carbohydrates
  • PubMed (with NU Find It link) 
    PubMed provides access to more than 23 million citations for the biomedical literature from MEDLINE and other sources (online books and life science journals). Maintained by the NCBI (National Center of Biotechnology Information).
  • ChemSpider 
    Free chemical database from the RSC that has a crowdsourcing approach. It works as a repository of structures and information from across the web.

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