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Welcome to your online guide to finding resources for Chemistry

Choosing the right resources

As a Chemistry student, you are expected to find and use high quality literature. You'll need to use a range of different sources and demonstrate your ability to find good results in order to impress your tutors and to develop your research skills.

Finding Journals

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All journal titles are listed on YorSearch, and can be found by doing a title search.

Click on the journal title to see the library’s print holdings or the View It link to navigate through to the full-text journal online, if available. Electronic access may be offered by more than one link (e.g. Royal Society of Chemistry or Elsevier SD Freedom Collection) so check which years are available. 

Finding Books

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Chemistry books are located in the V section on the third floor of the JB Morrell Library. Many books will also be available online as e-books. Look for the links in YorSearch, under the View It section of each book.


Finding Web Resources

Finding Research Papers


To start a more detailed search for research papers, you'll need to use online databases.  These are collections of resources that allow you to search from multiple journals at the same time. 



Theses & dissertations

University of York PhD/MPhil theses and Masters dissertations, plus theses and dissertations from other institutions.

Explore Chemistry Journals

Search e-journals

Search e-journals