Literature Databases

SciFindern

  UZH-Licence
CAS (Chemical Abstract Services) have launched an innovative new platform to search for literature, substances and chemical reactions: SciFindern. While the databases are still the same (CAplus and MEDLINE), the new tool comes with a new, easy to use interface offers several improvements compared to the old one.

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Reaxys

from 1771 UZH-Licence
Reaxys is a web-based database for searching chemical information such as structures, reactions and substance properties. Reaxys contains historical data from the Beilstein (organic chemistry) and Gmelin (inorganic chemistry) databases dating back to 1771. It is updated weekly with the newest literature in all fields of chemistry.

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PubChem

freely accessible

In PubChem you can search for compounds, substances, proteins, metabolic pathways, bioassays, literature or patents. It includes nucleotides, carbohydrates, lipids, peptides and chemically modified macromolecules. With the PubChem Classification Browser, for example, you can search specifically for MeSH terms or Gene Ontology.

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PubMed

from 1946 freely accessible

PubMed is the largest, freely accessible bibliographic database in medicine and provides access to the sub-databases Medline and Premedline.

For systematic searches in Medline/Premedline, we recommend access via Ovid or EBSCOhost, as these offer more advanced search options. See also Best practice for systematic searching

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PubMed online Training

Web of Science All Databases

UZH-Licence

Multidisciplinary database in which bibliometric analyses (citation frequencies, h-index) can be performed. The following databases can be searched simultaneously: Web of Science Core Collection, BIOSIS Citation Index, BIOSIS Previews, Current Contents Connect, Data Citation Index, Derwent Innovations Index, KCI-Korean Journal Database, MEDLINE(R), Russian Science Citation Index, SciELO Citation Index, Zoological Record.

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Database Guide

Web of Science Core Collection

from 1900 UZH-Licence
  • Key topics: Life sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, arts and humanities
  • Sources: Peer reviewed journals, including open access journals, conference papers such as symposia, seminars, colloquia and workshops, book series, scientific websites and patent tools
  • Coverage: worldwide with US focus

Comprehensive possibilities for bibliometric analyses (citation frequencies, h-index) with graphical presentation and tools for analysing trends and patterns.

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Database Guide

Scopus

  UZH-Licence

Largest abstract and citation database for scientific literature.

  • Key Topics: Life sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, arts and humanities
  • Sources: Peer reviewed journals, including open access journals, conference proceedings, book series, scientific websites and patent tools
  • Coverage: worldwide, recommended for Europe and South America/Asia

Comprehensive possibilities for bibliometric analyses (citation frequencies, h-index) with graphical presentation and tools for analysing trends and patterns.

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