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Finding Information About Your Compound (After Wikipedia)
More sources--journal articles, books, encyclopedias and websites if you need additional information about your compounds, beyond what's cited in the Wikipedia article. Check the Inspiration for Locating Chemicals page for more books and websites to help you find a compound.
Good starting place, with articles from scholarly journals and popular sources like magazines and trade publications (which you can limit if you just want to see one group). Many of the articles are full-text in the database; otherwise use UC-eLinks to check for the article elsewhere.
One of our core chemistry encyclopedias, Search or browse articles about organic compounds, including those related food, pharmaceuticals, and cosmetics. Subtopics may include history, uses, toxicology, and economics. The dates of the articles vary. Some may have been added or updated in the last 2-3 years, while some are considerably older.
Another one of our core reference works for chemistry, Ullmann's is similar to Kirk-Othmer. You'll find articles about organic compounds (including food and health/beauty products), with some updated fairly recently. Ullmann's has a more European focus.