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Chemistry & Biochemistry

A research guide to introduce you to the fields of Chemistry and Biochemistry. You'll find the materials, search tools, and other resources you need to start your research. If you need any assistance, please contact your librarian.

Subject-Specific Databases

Interdisciplinary Databases

TOXNET Resources

TOXNET was a robust toxicology resources service provided by the U.S. National Institute of Health's National Library of Medicine. As part of a broader NLM reorganization, most of NLM's toxicology information services were integrated into other NLM products and services. A list of the most relevant resources previously available through TOXNET are provided here.

Boolean Logic and Other Search Tools for Better Searching

Boolean operators infographic

Imace (c) CC BY Nicole Gustavsen, 

You can use Boolean logic as part of your search strategy to easily scope your searching to bring back more relevant results. The AND operator is used to narrow results, while the OR operator is used to expand them. You can also use the NOT operator to exclude particular search terms from a pool of results. Other tools include quote search (search for a phrase "in quotes" to find that exact phrase), and wildcard (search for all possible endings of a word at once using the asterisk: wild* brings back wilds, wildcard, wilderness, wildland, etc).

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