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Chemistry Undergraduate Research @ UTSC

Provides useful tips and resources for assignments in chemistry

Why browse through a journal?

You might want to browse through copies of Analytical Chemistry to become more familiar with writing styles in chemistry as well as find references to help frame your introduction and discussion.

To get find journal literature about experiment design you may wish to start your search by browsing through the Journal of Chemical Education.

Search Within a Journal

1. To search or browse within a specific journal, you need to know the journal name.

What if you just have an acronym? 

This only works for common abbreviations.  If the abbreviation is uncommon, try looking it up in one of these sources:

If none of these methods work try Google Scholar or ask your librarian (contact information on the left)

2. Type the acronym (or full journal title) into the Catalogue or e-Journals search boxes on the library homepage:

catalogue search for JACS


3. View the results. Select the link for the current issues of the journal.

JACS catalogue search result

4. Now you can either browse through the contents of the journal or use the webpage's search function to search within the journal.