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Undergraduate Research Program 2018: Science Databases

Guide to Gumberg Library's Science Research resources for Bayer School summer URP participants

Databases by discipline


Chemistry and Biochemistry

  • SciFinder: Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) databases for journal articles and patent literature
  • ACS Publications: American Chemical Society journals and archives
  • PubChem: information on the biological activities of small molecules; also provides a fast chemical structure similarity search tool
  • TOXNET: group of databases covering toxicology, chemicals, environmental health, and more

Environmental Science

  • SciFinderChemical Abstracts Service (CAS) databases for journal articles and patent literature
  • OnePetro: oil and gas industry literature
  • GreenFILE: ecology database

Forensic Science and Law


  • ScienceDirect: full text for many science journals
  • Scitation: while you won't be able to access full text, you can find articles and abstracts, then look for them in the Gumberg databases or order through interlibrary loan. 
  • arXiv: preprint archive, freely available on the web

General Science Databases

These have a broader scope of coverage and will link to full-text.

Note: These are select databases to get you started from within a discipline. For the complete list of science resources available through the library click this link: Sciences - Natural and Environmental.

lab technique videos

JoVE is a peer reviewed video journal that includes video demonstrations of lab techniques. Click this link to start watching.

finding full text articles

Many of the Gumberg Library databases supply not only bibliographic citations for articles, but full text as well. To learn about how to find full text in our resources, click the link below for a page that describes this in detail.

can't access full text?

If you come across a screen requesting payment to view an article, do not pay! Instead, use ILLiad, our online interlibrary loan service, to request articles not available through the library. This is available to Duquesne students only. If you are from another institution, check your library's website for details about requesting material from other libraries. Please contact a librarian if you need help.

*First time users must create an account.