Monthly Archives: February 2015

Wiley-Blackwell ejournal backfile purchases


The following Wiley-Blackwell ejournal backfiles in chemistry and related subjects have recently been purchased by the University.

The years for which full text access is included are provided next to the ejournal titles. The journals should be available via the online catalogue, LibrarySearch.


Acta Crystallographica 1948-1967
Acta Crystallographica Section A 1968-1996
Acta Crystallographica Section B 1968-1996
Acta Crystallographica Section C 1983-1996
Acta Crystallographica Section D 1993-1996
Advanced Synthesis & Catalysis (Journal für Praktische Chemie) 1834-1998
Angewandte Chemie International Edition 1962-1997
Applied Organometallic Chemistry 1987-1995
Chemie in unserer Zeit 1967-1999
Chemkon 1994-2001
Chirality 1989-1995
Color Research & Application 1977-1995
Coloration Technology 1884-1996
Helvetica Chimica Acta1918-1998
Heteroatom Chemistry 1990-1995
International Journal of Chemical Kinetics 1969-1995
International Journal of Quantum Chemistry 1967-1995
Journal of Applied Crystallography 1968-1996
Journal of Computational Chemistry 1980-1995
Journal of Heterocyclic Chemistry 1964-1996
Journal of Microscopy 1841-1996
Journal of Physical Organic Chemistry 1988-1995
Journal of Synchrotron Radiation 1994-1996
Zeitschrift für anorganische und allgemeine Chemie 1892-1997
Angewandte Chemie 1887-1997
Chemische Berichte (currently known as European Jrnl of Inorganic Chemistry) 1868 – 1997
Chemistry A European Journal 1995-1997
Liebigs Annalen (currently known as European Jrnl of Organic Chemistry) 1832 – 1997
Berichte der Bunsengesellschaft 1894-1998
Berichte der Bunsengesellschaft 1894-1998
Bulletin de Sociétè Chimiques Belges 1945-1998
ChemInform 1991-2002
Chinese Journal of Chemistry 1983-2004
Israel Journal of Chemistry 1963-1999
Journal of the Chinese Chemical Society 1954-2010
Nachrichten aus der Chemie 1953-2006
Recueil de Traveaux Chimiques des Pays bas 1882-1998
Zeitschrift für Chemie 1961-1990

Materials science:

Advanced Materials 1989-1997
Advanced Materials for Optics and Electronics (currently known as Advanced Functional Materials) 1992-1996
Chemical Vapor Deposition 1995-1997
Experimental Techniques 1972-1996
Fatigue & Fracture of Engineering Materials & Structures 1979-1996
Fire and Materials 1976-1995
Journal of Biomedical Materials Research Parts A & B 1967-1995
Journal of the American Ceramic Society 1918-1996
Journal of Vinyl and Additive Technology 1979-1995
Materials and Corrosion / Werkstoffe und Korrosion 1950-1997
Materialwissenschaft und Werkstofftechnik 1970-1998
Particle and Particle Systems Characterization 1984-1997
Polymer Composites 1980-1995
Polymer Engineering & Science 1961-1995
Propellants, Explosives, Pyrotechnics 1976-1997
Strain 1965-1996
Surface and Interface Analysis 1979-1995


Developmental Neurobiology (formerly Journal of Neurobiology) 1969-1995
Developmental Psychobiology 1968-1995
European Journal of Neuroscience1989-1996
Glia 1988-1995
Hippocampus 1991-1995
Human Brain Mapping 1993-1995
Human Psychopharmacology 1986-1995
Journal of Neurochemistry 1956-1996
Journal of Neuroscience Research 1975-1995
Synapse 1987-1995
The Journal of Comparative Neurology 1891-1995

Earth and environmental sciences:

Acta Geologica Sinica (English Edition) 1922-1996
Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems 1991-1995
Basin Research 1988-1996
CLEAN – Soil, Air, Water (formerly Acta Hydrochimica et Hydrobiologica) 1973-1997
Earth Surface Processes and Landforms/Earth Surface Processes 1976-1995
Environmental Quality Management 1991-1999
Environmetrics 1990-1995
European Journal of Soil Science 1950-1996
Geological Journal 1951-1995
Geology Today 1985-1996
Geophysical Journal International 1922-1996
Geophysical Prospecting 1953-1996
Geostandards and Geoanalytical Research 1977-1996
Global Change Biology 1995-1996
Ground Water 1963-1996
Hydrological Processes 1986-1995
International Journal of Climatology 1981-1995
Internationale Revue der gesamten Hydrobiologie und Hydrographie (currently known as International Review of Hydrobiology) 1908-1999
Island Arc 1992-1996
JAWRA Journal of the American Water Resources Association 1967-1996
Journal of Petroleum Geology 1978-1996
Meteoritics & Planetary Science 1935-1996
Meteorological Applications 1994-1996
Natural Gas (currently known as Natural Gas & Electricity) 1986-2000
Permafrost and Periglacial Processes 1990-1995
Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society 1873-2001

Sedimentology 1962-1996
Soil Use and Management 1985-1996
Sustainable Development 1993-1995
Water and Environment Journal 1987-1996
Weather 1946-1996

General medicine:

Addiction Biology 1996-1996
Alcoholism 1977-1996
American Journal of Industrial Medicine 1980-1995
American Journal on Addictions 1992-1996
Arthritis & Rheumatism (includes Arthritis Care & Research) 1958-1998
Clinical Endocrinology 1972-1996
Clinical Genetics 1970-1996
Diabetes/Metabolism: Research and Reviews 1985-1996
Drug and Alcohol Review 1982-1996
Journal of Clinical Laboratory Analysis 1987-1995
NMR in Biomedicine 1988-1995
Practical Diabetes International 1984-1999

Backfiles were also purchased in the subjects of Biology, Cell and developmental biology, Genetics and evolution, and Mathematics. Ask us at for a list of these if you would like them.

SciFinder Future Leaders in Chemistry program

SciFinder Future Leaders in Chemistry program

This August 10-20, a select group of international Ph.D. students and postdoctoral researchers will help shape the future of chemical information and experience the 250th ACS National Meeting & Exposition in Boston, MA.

Learn how to apply and submit your application today for the 2015 SciFinder Future Leaders in Chemistry program.

Applications are due by Sunday, April 5, 2015!

Free JoVE mobile apps available

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Photo credit: Paul Hudson p_a_h on Flickr Creative Commons.

JoVE (Journal of Visualized Experiments) has just released two brand new mobile apps and a newly optimized version of the JoVE website which streamlines access to content from any mobile device.

Members of the University of Cambridge can now view JoVE on their iPhone, Android tablet or other device.

To download JoVE Mobile, search for ‘JoVE’ in the Apple app store or on Google Play.

Once you have downloaded the app you must select ‘Sign Up’ and create an account using your ‘@cam’ email address. This is how JoVE recognises that you are a member of the University of Cambridge so that you can access subscribed content.

The University has subscribed to the Biology (from 2006), Neuroscience (from 2010), and Immunology & Infection (from 2010) sections of JoVE.

Features of the apps include:

  • the ability to ‘favorite’ videos and add them to a list that you can access at any time
  • ability to browse videos
  • see recommendations for related videos that you might be interested in
  • see which videos have been added recently
  • share content through Twitter or Facebook

Knovel database training rescheduled from 18th February to 3rd March

The Knovel training scheduled for tomorrow has had to be postponed due to the illness of the trainer.

The sessions will now take place on Tuesday 3rd March at the following times:

If you had already booked a place for 18th February: your booking has automatically been transferred to the new date, so you do not need to register again.

If you hadn’t booked a place before but would like to do so for the new date: please follow the link above, as appropriate.

Science of Synthesis – free trial access until 31st March


The University of Cambridge currently has a free trial access to the new Science of Synthesis 4.0 until 31 March.

This full-text database for organic and organometallic chemistry focuses on the most effective and reliable methods for functional group transformations. It contains evaluated and detailed experimental procedures.

Furthermore the Houben-Weyl content is still available as a back file.

Science of Synthesis now also contains a new reference library covering special subjects such as:

  • Asymmetric Organocatalysis
  • Water in Organic Synthesis
  • Stereoselective Synthesis

To access Science of Synthesis (on and off-campus) please use this URL:

In order for you to have the best possible result from using Science of Synthesis, a Getting Started Manual can be found at

There are also several video tutorials at

It is really important that you give your feedback on this product so we know whether it is worth recommending for purchase, and to support any recommendation. Please send your feedback to Clair Castle, Librarian, Department of Chemistry, at

Springer Materials Database (aka Landolt-Börnstein)

Please do try out this resource and give your feedback!


Trial access has been arranged to the complete Springer Materials Database until 13 April 2015.

Please send feedback on the trial to  Thank you.

This is the world’s largest resource for physical and chemical data in materials science, but also contains material of interest to physics, engineering, chemistry and many other disciplines.The service contains the complete Landolt-Börnstein database of physical and chemical properties in Materials Science, with over 3000 properties of over 250,000 materials and chemical systemsAccess to a number of subset databases on subjects like inorganic solid phases, thermophysical properties, adsorption, chemical safety, and more…

About SpringerMaterials:

  • SpringerMaterials is a comprehensive database that covers the physical and chemical properties in Materials Science
  • All content is critically reviewed by 1000+ external experts in the relevant fields
  • The database contains the complete Landolt-Börnstein New Series, which spans from particles, atoms and nuclei to multi-phase systems.
  • Users can browse for…

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National Chemical Database Service (NCDS) feedback requested


The Royal Society of Chemistry is responsible for providing the National Chemical Database Service for the benefit of the UK physical sciences research community. The NCDS provides free access to a set of resources and databases for anyone studying or working at a UK academic institution.

The RSC relies on feedback from the UK academic community to make sure the NCDS meets as many needs as possible. Based on your feedback it can consider which resources and databases it provides, and what user support and training can best help researchers get the most benefit out of the service.

As part of its funding agreement with the EPSRC, it must also provide evidence that the NCDS is of benefit to the UK research community in order to continue providing this service.

The RSC would therefore greatly appreciate it if you could take 10-15 minutes to complete a survey to make sure it is providing the best service possible:

Knovel database training available

The Engineering Library and MSM Library, in collaboration with Elsevier, would like to invite academic staff and students to an introductory session on Knovel on Wednesday 18th February at two times:

The session will be hosted by Jason De Boer from Elsevier, who will give an overview of the trial, provide a live demonstration of Knovel to show how it can support your teaching, coursework and research, and answer any questions you may have.

We hope you are able to join us and we greatly appreciate your involvement in this trial – by using Knovel and providing your feedback, you can help the university to evaluate Knovel as a resource for engineering and science faculty members and students.

To access Knovel:

Reaxys Medicinal Chemistry trial extended until 27th February


The free trial access to Reaxys Medicinal Chemistry has now been extended until 27th February.

Reaxys Medicinal Chemistry is designed to support researchers in making connections between compounds, targets and bioactivity, with tools that give insight into result sets and allow data export and sharing.

To access Reaxys Medicinal Chemistry please follow this link for Reaxys – you will see the ‘Reaxys Medicinal Chemistry’ button is available for the duration of the trial. This link will also allow you ‘off-campus’ access via Raven password.

Find out more about Reaxys Medicinal Chemistry here:

It is important that you let us know if you value this resource and would recommend it – please send feedback to

Reaxys Medicinal Chemistry free trial access ends 13th February


A reminder that University-wide free trial access to Reaxys Medicinal Chemistry ends on Friday 13th February.

Reaxys Medicinal Chemistry is designed to support researchers in making connections between compounds, targets and bioactivity, with tools that give insight into result sets and allow data export and sharing.

To access Reaxys Medicinal Chemistry please follow this link for Reaxys – you will see the ‘Reaxys Medicinal Chemistry’ button is available for the duration of the trial. This link will also allow you ‘off-campus’ access via Raven password.

Find out more about Reaxys Medicinal Chemistry here:

It is important that you let us know if you value this resource and would recommend it – please send feedback to

It may be possible to extend the trial access to RMC – please email us at the address above if you would like this.

New Chemistry Library Twitter account

We have a new Chemistry Library Twitter account!

Twitter_logo_blueThe aim of the account is to promote library services, new electronic resources, new department publications, and anything that will help you to do your research and study. You can also use it to communicate with us.

Follow us today – our Twitter handle is @chemlibcam. We would love to follow you too.

Don’t have a Twitter account? You can still see our tweets here:

We have also embedded a Twitter timeline in the Chemistry Library blog at:

One of our first tweets is about the #ShareMyThesis competition which is open to all PhD students past and present for a chance to win a 15 inch MacBook Pro. Find our tweet and take part!

New e-book

New ebook in chemical engineering available

9783642538353 Cardiovascular and cardiac therapeutic devices, edited by Thomas Franz. Berlin : Springer, 2014.

Connect to the Dawsonera book here:|eresources|385363.

It should be noted that Dawsonera ebooks require the use of a Raven login on campus. All Dawsonera ebooks are also available off campus with a Raven username and password.

For more information about ebooks and how to access them please visit the ebooks@cambridge website.