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If you need to find articles on a TOPIC or SUBJECT, use one of our databases. Databases collect article references from many sources so you can search broadly.
If you have a reference and you want to FIND AN EXACT ARTICLE, use the A-to-Z journal list. Search for the journal title and follow the links to the full text.
Alternately, you can use Google Scholar, which is pretty good at locating EXACT article titles.
Chemistry Citation Resources
Citation managers (like Mendeley) allow you to save your references and drop them into papers or bibliographies in the format of your choice. Mendeley and Zotero are installed on computers at the Science and Technology Library.
Mendeley allows you to manage citations and pdf files - it's a little like iTunes for academic papers. Free to download for now, owned by Elsevier.
Zotero is free to use and can organize, collect and cite your references. The only major reference manager without corporate ownership.
Papers collects and managers your papers, helps with citation management, and allows you to search scholarly collections from the program. Free 30-day trial, a Springer product.
Reference Manager Comparison Charts (Wikipedia)
Wikipedia has an extensive set of comparative charts for the reference management programs here and many others.
Do I need Copyright Clearance?
Probably not unless you plan on publishing your work publically (thesis or dissertation, journal article, etc). If you want to reuse images/figures from another author in your published work use the Copyright Clearance Center to find permission rules for various publishers.
You can also email the librarian for more help.