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Welcome to Chemistry

Your subject guide brings together the important resources and information for your subject:

  • The Resources page outlines how to find resources to support your studies and research.
  • The Help page gives information and useful links to improve your academic skills and make the most of the Library services.

Key resources

Physical Sciences Data-science Service

A collection of chemical databases provided by an EPSRC-funded National Research Facility.

Go to the Phyical Sciences Data-science Service


Search an extensive collection of organic, organo-metallic, and inorganic chemistry data by structure, substructure, reaction, text, and property data.

Go to Reaxys

SciFinder Scholar

Online access to the Chemical Abstracts Service databases from 1907 to the present.

If using for the first time, please go to the SciFinder registration page (login with your University of York IT credentials).

Go to SciFinder Scholar