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Welcome to your library subject page. This has been compiled by your subject librarian and is here to help you find information for your studies and research. It is not an exhaustive list of everything available, but will point you in the right direction.

  • Getting the best from your searching

    OneSearch is a good place to start your research. However as you progress through your course you will need to develop your searching skills to incorporate other sources.

    Watch the tutorial below for an introduction to searching or access our Finding Information page for more advice.

    How to search

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    Click on the image above or use this link to view the tutorial: How to search tutorial

    You can also sign up to our webinar for guidance on how you can develop your search skills.

  • Eresources and Journals

    We have selected some key eresources and individual journal titles to help you locate relevant material for your subject.


    Eresources allow you to search across multiple sources at one time eg a range of journal articles. Some eresources are subject specific and provide more tailored results.

    In addition to these key eresources you can also explore our full A-Z of eresources.


    royal_society_chemistry, royal society chemistry logo Royal Society of Chemistry Gold RSC (Royal Society of Chemistry) - Gold offers access to over 35 online journals - plus five literature updating services and an eBook series. 
    science_direct, science direct logo ScienceDirect Explore the wide selection of full-text Life Sciences journal articles and book chapters featuring original research, insightful analysis, current theory and more.
    web_of_science, web of science logo Web of Science Access to the world’s leading scholarly literature in the sciences.
    acs, ACS logo ACS Legacy Archive Archives of the American Chemical Society - a collection of some of the most influential research in the fields of chemistry and related sciences such as biological and medicinal chemistry, polymer science and materials science. 
    proquest, proquest logo ProQuest Science Journals ProQuest Science Journals features over 1030 titles, with more than 760 available in full text.
    environment_complete, environment complete logo Environment Complete Collection of 20 full text journals on energy,  pollution & waste management, environmental technology, law and policy


    Individual Journal Titles

    Browse or search inside key journal titles for your subject below. For a full range of titles check our A-Z of journals via Journals Search.

    dl_journals, cartoon of an orange journal International Journal of Analytical Chemistry Original research articles that report new experimental results and methods both in pure chemistry and industry applications
    Journal of Analytical Chemistry An international peer-reviewed journal that covers theoretical and applied aspects of analytical chemistry.
    Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry Research and reviews on a range of topics including nuclear chemistry, radioanalytical chemistry, radiation detection and measurement, nuclear instrumentation and more
    International Journal of Mass Spectrometry Research focusing on the advancement of mass spectrometry using both experimental and theoretical approaches
    Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry Key journal in research on speciation and isotopic analysis of elements within all fields of application
    Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) PNAS is one of the world's most-cited and comprehensive multidisciplinary scientific journals, publishing more than 3,100 research papers annually. 
    New Scientist A weekly science magazine that covers current developments, news, reviews and commentary on science and technology. 


  • Web links for your subject

    Web LinkDescription
    dl_websites, orange cartoon of globe with computer mouse hovering over it  Physical Sciences Data-science Service (PSDS) The PSDS brings together tools and resources for UK researchers in physical sciences, including chemistry, crystallography, materials and related fields.
    ChemSpider  Open chemical structure database containing data on 100 million structures 
    SpectraBase Extensive repository of chemical and compound analysis including NMR, IR, Raman, UV-Vis and Mass Spectra
    RSC Interactive Periodic Table Visual tool for the exploration of properties, datasets and applications of each element in the periodic table.
    PubChem  Database of chemical and molecular properties, structures and associated published research literature 
  • Getting help

    Help and AdviceLink
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    If you are experiencing any problems accessing eresources, check our troubleshooting guide for advice.

    Accessing Online Resources
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    If you are experiencing problems logging into a resource, try resetting your university password using the MFA Password Reset Tool.

    If the problem persists, please contact the IT Service Desk (

    MFA Password Reset 
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