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Chemistry: Databases and journals

This is a guide to resources available to students studying chemistry. It includes information on databases, journals, referencing and more.


You must sign in to OneSearch to access our full range of resources.

Use OneSearch to search the for the following resources at once:

  • UWA print collection
  • ebooks
  • journal articles
  • exam papers
  • CMO materials
  • newspaper articles
  • conference proceedings
  • law reports
  • music scores
  • and more

Google Scholar

Activate FindIt@UWA links in Google Scholar to access the UWA full text version of articles.  Once activated, you will see FindIt@UWA links - click these and the online, UWA databases will be searched for you.

To activate the FindIt@UWA feature in Google Scholar when off campus:

1.   Go to Google Scholar

2.   Click the option icon (the small white cog in the top right hand corner of the screen)

3.   Select Scholarly preferences

4.   Scroll down the Library Links box and search for University of Western Australia (or UWA, or University of WA)

5.   Tick the checkbox for the option The University of Western Australia (FindIt@UWA)

6.   Click Save Preferences


Welcome to the chemistry guide!  Click on each of the tabs above to find links to key resources in each of resource types. 

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A basic search for journal articles can be done using OneSearch, but the databases listed below will provide more search functions and results specific to this subject. For a complete list of all Chemistry databases held at UWA, go to Find Databases on the Library's guide page.


Chemistry Databases

Multidisciplinary databases

Top journals in Chemistry

Following is a list of the 10 highest impact journals - that is most heavily cited journals - in the area of Chemistry.

This list is based on the Web of Science database Journal Citation Reports (2013). See Citation Searching for more information.

For a complete list of chemical sciences journals held electronically at UWA, use the A-Z ejournals list or search OneSearch by title.