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Galileo Discovery

GalileoDiscovery is the new tool for searching books, articles, journals and many other more resources.

GalileoDiscovery lets you search in the collections of the libraries that cooperate in  Sistema Bibliotecario Padovano.



Reaxys is a web-based search and retrieval system for chemical compounds, bibliographic data and chemical reactions. It has extensive coverage of authoritative information in organic, inorganic and organometallic chemistry.
The information in Reaxys goes back to 1771.
Organic chemistry information up to 1959 (over 1.1 million compounds) was originally obtained from the Beilstein Handbook of Organic Chemistry. The information came from journals, monographs, reviews, books as well as patents.Organic chemistry information from 1960 to the present has been extracted from selected journals and patents.
Inorganic and organometallic information covering the literature from 1817 to 1975 was originally obtained from the Gmelin Handbook of Inorganic and Organometallic Chemistry. Inorganic and organometallic chemistry information from 1976 to the present has been extracted from selected inorganic, organometallic, physical chemistry, and physics journals.
The historical patent information covers patents from 1803 to about 1980.
The information abstracted from those patents includes substance and reaction data, and patent citation information such as patent assignee, authors, patent number, patent year, and country code. Mostly organic chemistry is covered.
The in-depth patent information covers patents from 1976 to the present. These patents are English language patents from World, US, and European patent offices.
Access: via the web from any device in the university network or via auth proxy.
Coverage: 1771-
Link to Reaxys

Analytical Abstracts

Analytical Abstracts (also known as Analytical WebBase) is the premier current awareness and information retrieval service for analytical scientists. Search the worldwide analytical literature, covering the period from 1980 until the latest update. The searchable updates consist of article abstracts and details of analyte, matrix and technique. Updates can also be searched by subject area, chosen from a predefined list of topics. Analytical Abstracts contains records from dozens of different journals, and covers a wide range of topic areas from materials science to food analysis, and from pharmacology to environmental monitoring
Access: from any device in the university network. Remote access by Single Sign On (SSO).
Copertura temporale: 1980-
Link to Analytical Abstracts

Chemical Hazards in Industry

Chemical Hazards in Industry is a literature updating service focusing on safety and health hazards surrounding chemicals encountered in chemical and related industries. Chemical Hazards in Industry contains records from journals, trade literature and other sources, and covers a wide range of topic areas including health and safety, chemical and biological hazards, plant safety, legislation, protective equipment and storage, all relating to the chemical and allied industries.
Access: from any device in the university network. Remote access by Single Sign On (SSO).
Link to Chemical Hazards in Industry

Laboratory Hazards Bulletin

Laboratory Hazards Bulletin is a literature updating service focusing on hazards encountered by laboratory workers in all fields, including R&D, analytical and hospital laboratories. Laboratory Hazards Bulletin contains records from journals, trade literature and other sources, and covers a wide range of topic areas including chemical and biological hazards, leaks, spills and unplanned releases, hazardous waste management, fires and explosions, safety legislation, precautions and safe practices, occupational health and hygiene monitoring and protective equipment
Access: from any device in the university network. Remote access by Single Sign On (SSO).
Link to Laboratory Hazards Bulletin

Natural Product Updates

Natural Product Updates is a literature alerting service keeping you current with recent developments in natural product chemistry. Covering a wide range of primary sources, Natural Product Updates topics include isolation of new natural products, biosynthesis, structure elucidation, synthesis and biological activity studies. The updates include representative structures and are also searchable by topic, source organism, biological activity and structure type.
Natural Product Updates covers a broad range of primary research and reviews published in general chemistry, organic chemistry and natural products journals.
Access: from any device in the university network. Remote access by Single Sign On (SSO).
Link to Natural Product Updates

Synthetic Reaction Updates

Synthetic Reaction Updates is a literature updating service keeping users up to date with recent developments in synthetic organic chemistry (beginning from January 2015). Covering a wide range of primary sources, Synthetic Reaction Updates includes the most important reactions published in the recent scientific literature, presented as easy to read reaction schemes that are searchable by topic and reaction type. It is possible to search by topic and reaction type; to set up personalized searches, and the users can receive alerts of the latest developments directly via email.
Access: from any device in the university network. Remote access by Single Sign On (SSO).
Link to Synthetic Reaction Updates


Scopus is a comprehensive scientific, medical, technical and social science database containing all relevant literature. A comprehensive suite of metrics embedded throughout Scopus (at the journal, article or author level) is designed to help facilitate evaluation and provide a better view of your research interests. In particular, for literature searches on systematic reviews and meta-analysis, EMBASE (SCOPUS) and Medline/PubMed can be considered as the least to be searched for biomedical science topics. Scopus also offers patents from 5 patent offices (US Patent and Trademark Office, European Patent Office, Japan Patent Office, World Intellectual Property Organization and UK Intellectual Property Office). Daily updated
Access: from any device in the university network. Remote access by Single Sign On (SSO).
Link to Scopus

Web of Science

Web of Science provides seamless access to the Science Citation Expanded, Social Sciences Citation Index, and Arts & Humanities Citation Index. Web of Science also provides a unique search method, cited reference searching. With it, users can navigate forward, backward, and through the literature, searching all disciplines and time spans to uncover all the information relevant to their research.
Through Web of Science platform you can search Medline, Scielo Citation Index, even simultaneously.
Access: from any device in the university network.
Link to Web of Science

Engineering Village (Compendex)

Compendex is the most comprehensive interdisciplinary engineering database in the world. Compendex contains records and references over 5,000 international engineering sources including journal, conference, and trade publications. Coverage is from 1969 to present and the database is updated weekly.
Access: from any device in the university network.
Link to Compendex

Cambridge Structural Database System

The world repository of small molecule crystal structures.
The CSD records bibliographic, chemical and crystallographic information for organic molecules and metal-organic compounds, whose 3D structures have been determined using X-ray and neutron diffraction.
The Cambridge Structural Database (CSD) is distributed as part of the CSD System which includes software for: ConQuest (search and information retrieval), Mercury (structure visualization), Vista (numerical analysis), PreQuest (database creation).
Access: from a dedicated device in our Chemistry Library . Institutional users can install it on their device. To get the user's code, please write an email to Ondina Vitiello
The database also has a searchable web version:

Ullmann's Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry

It's the world's largest reference in applied chemistry, industrial chemistry, and chemical engineering in the broadest sense. Ullmann's Encyclopedia is the first-stop source for any query or question concerning chemicals, processes, physical and chemical data, and much more.
Access: temporarily not available in the university network.

Title abbreviations and bibliometry

Caltech Library: Journal Title Abbreviations

Web page by Caltech Library, with lists of journal title abbreviations.
Access: free
Link to Caltech Library

CAS Source Index (CASSI)

The CAS Source Index (CASSI) Search Tool is an online resource intended to support researchers and librarians who need accurate bibliographic information. Use this complimentary tool to quickly identify or confirm journal titles and abbreviations for publications indexed by CAS since 1907, including serial and non-serial scientific and technical publications. Search options: title or abbreviation, ISSN, ISBN, CODEN.
Access: free
Link to CAS Source Index

Journal of Citation Reports

The Journal Citation Reports provides some of the most important metrics to evaluate academic journals: 2 year Impact factor, 5 year Impact factor, Immediacy index, Eigen factor score, Article influence score, Cited half life, Total cites.
These indicators are based on citation data on scholarly and technical journals and conference proceedings from academic publishers in over 60 countries.
Data are updated yearly
JCR is accessible through the platform Web of Science (previously Web of Knowledge) too.
Access: from any device in the university network.
Link to Journal of Citation Reports



The free European Patents database allows access to more than 45,000 worldwide
patents (full-text is available for patents only in certain
European Countries and in U.S.). The portal is available at EPO site, at
European Commission site or at any national site for patents.
Access: free
Link to Esp@cenet

United States Patent Office

This free database consists includes information about all US patents (including utility, design, reissue, plant patents and SIR documents) from the first patent issued in 1790 to the most recent issue week. Patents from January 1976 to the present offer the full searchable text, including all bibliographic data, such as the inventor's name, the patent's title, and the assignee's name; the abstract; the full description of the invention; and the claims. The display of each patent's full-text includes a hyperlink to obtain full-page images of each page of the patent. Information from Certificates of Correction and Reexaminations is not included in the full-text database per se, but can be found as full-page images appended to the full-page images of the original patent. Patents from 1790 to December 1975 offer only the patent number, issue date, and current US patent classification in the text display, and can be searched only within those fields. However, this limited text display also includes a hyperlink to obtain full-page images of all pages of the patent
Access: free
Link to US Patent Office

Google Patent Search

Google Patents includes over 120 million patent publications from 100+ patent offices around the world, as well as many more technical documents and books indexed in Google Scholar and Google Books, and documents from the Prior Art Archive.
Access: free
Link to Google Patent Search