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URISE - University of Richmond Integrated Science Experience: Finding Articles

Getting Started with General Databases for Identifying Articles

Specialized Databases for Identifying Articles

Locating Articles through Journal Locator


Journal Titles (also accessed from the tab on the library home page) helps you to:

  • identify which journal titles are available at UR
  • identify which titles are in print or can be accessed as e-journals
  • access the e-journals through UR subscription links *
  • connect to the catalog to find "holdings" information for print titles (which volumes/years that UR owns)
  • find UR journals by subject  

               * Most UR subscriptions must be accessed through the Journal Titles links and not by going directly to the journal's website.  Most subscriptions are also verified by IP identification - you must access UR e-journals from the campus network or through the proxy server.

Some publishers "embargo" their most recent issues so that you may only be able to electronically access articles published 1-2 years earlier.

SciFinder Scholar: First-Time Users


The electronic version of Chemical Abstracts is available to the UR community through SciFinder Scholar - a research tool used to locate and process information on a wide variety of chemistry-related topics. Using Scholar, you may perform substructure and patent searches, follow hyperlinked sources, access many full-text sources, and also search Medline.

In order to access SciFinder Scholar, you will need to register first. Please contact Melanie Hillner if you have any questions about this process. Additional browser-related information is available in the SciFinder FAQ from the SciFinder help files.

Please remember:

  • Do not share your login ID or password with any other individual or organization.
  • Do not post a login ID or password on any website or blog.
  • Ensure your password is established using best practices: the password must contain a minimum of 7 and a maximum of 15 characters, including at least three (3) of the following: letters, mixed upper- and lowercase letters, numbers, non-alphanumeric characters (e.g., @, #, %, &, *). 
  • Maintain the physical security of your password and your computer.
  • Change your password every 3 months.