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Case Western Reserve University has access to several very important searchable databases.  In order to use or access many of these sources, you must either be hard wired into Case’ network or activate the VPN software.

SciFinder Scholar is a powerful popular means to search the chemical literature.  Our university agreement with ACS only allows for a limited number of simultaneous users.  If you are momentarily “locked out” please try again later or use one of the other search engines.

Rexys is also a great search engine, and it also adds more information for inorganic materials. 

ISI Web of Science also provides much information, non-graphical.

Cambridge Crystallographic Database Centre provides a nice web interface, WebCSD, for structural searches and results of small molecule crystallography.

We also have access to the Science of Synthesis online.

Complete listing of Chemistry electronic resources from the KSL website is here.

Spectral Database for Organic Compounds (free web site, very useful).  Should be used in conjunction with a marvelous paper listing the NMR Shifts of Common Laboratory Solvents as Trace Impurities JOC paper to better understand your NMR spectra.