Wireless & Off-Campus Access
Most of the resources on these pages are licensed by UCSD. Wifi and off-campus access are restricted to students, faculty, and staff.
How do I get the article?
In most of our databases, you'll see this button next to each reference. Clicking this button may open up the article automatically, or you will see options to get the article:
- Online, if available
- Request from another library
For SciFinder, just use "Find Full Text."
LOOKING FOR JOURNAL ARTICLES? START HERE.
SciFinder Regstration: read the setup instructions, and click SciFinder Registration. SciFinder requires a one-time registration, and you'll need to create a username and password when you login to use it.
For examples of searching in Web of Science and SciFinder, refer to Find Articles (Examples).
Web of Science
Indexes 12,000+ journals in all subjects, with heavy emphasis in the sciences. For each record, you can view what the authors cited, who has since cited the article, and look for related articles based on common citations.
Comprehensive index to the chemical literature. Use the Research Topic search to find articles related to your lab experiments.
Indexes journals and conference proceedings in engineering and physics (including physical chemistry).
Can work for "quick and dirty" searches, but poor for comprehensive searching. Very hard to sort/limit/refine search results. Will need proxy/VPN to get to most articles.
ACS Style Guide
||The ACS Style Guide is now online!
Covers all aspects of writing papers in ACS style, from grammar to nomenclature. For formatting citations, consult Chapter 14.