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Chemistry Guide - HUL Chemical Databases

Finding Articles: Indexes, Abstracts And Articles


        Howard University Library Chemistry Database Resources

        Using Article Resources


Using Article Resources:



SciFinder Scholar is the electronic version of Chemical Abstract. SciFinder Scholar links to the full text in journals HUL to which has an online subscription. Access to this database is available in the Chemistry Department computer rooms.

CrossFire Beilstein

(Available for Windows PC only)

Beilstein references the chemical literature published in about 200 prestigious organic chemistry journals from 1779 to date. It is updated quarterly. The database may be searched using structures and/or text (property information, chemical name, molecular formula).

Use CrossFire Beilstein database to plan synthetic routes, determine bioactivity and physical properties, and discover the environmental fates of compounds. 175 journals are indexed the Crossfire databases are client-server programs.  

Download Instructions for installing and configuring settings required for the server at the University of Wisconsin-Madison are at the
University of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries MDL CrossFire Client Distribution page.  
Get HUL password install this software on your computer by contacting the Science Librarian or call 202-806-7252.

  • Crossfire Tutorial via MISMAS
  • Dictionary For users of the Beilstein Handbook of Organic Chemistry
  • Download contact Science Librarian
  • MIMAS guide to printing/saving

    is included in the installation procedure for Commander version 7 for Windows.  It enables linking from a citation or reference found in CrossFire Beilstein  the full-text of the referenced article that are available on-line and to which HUL has a subscription.

For more information on Crossfire Beilstein

Beilstein Handbook of Organic Chemistry (Print)
Founders Library Reference QD251 .B4 1918 Suppl.5 

Gmelin handbook of inorganic and organometallic chemistry (Print)
Founders Library Reference QD151 G52 

Dissertation Abstracts (CD-ROM)
1861 to present at Founders Library Reference Desk

Digital Dissertations
Current two years

Science Citation Index (CD-ROM)
1997 to present at Founders Library Reference Desk
1997- present

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