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Inorganic Chemistry - Johnstown Campus

A guide to resources for CHEM1131 library and research projects

Inorganic Chemistry

The link below will take you to Inorganic Chemistry. Browse the tables of contents of some issues from the past year for a topic that interests you.

CHEM 1131

This is a guide to resources that can help you with your CHEM1131 projects. Here you will find an extensive guide to using Web of Science under the Research Project tab, detailed information on using PITTCat+, a guide to finding scholarly articles on science topics, and detailed information on using RefWorks to manage your citations and references.

SciFinder Scholar

The SciFinder database indexes journal articles, book chapters, conference papers, technical reports, patents and dissertations in all areas of pure and applied chemistry. Tracking citations started in the late 1990's.  

Be Aware:  SciFinder is now a web database, and each user must register for a personal SciFinder account before searching. It’s advisable to check the instructions (see link below) before registering and choosing a username and password. You must use a computer connected to the Pitt network and enter your Pitt email address when registering. Searching SciFinder web requires that Java, JavaScript, and cookies be enabled on the computer. If you previously downloaded SciFinder Scholar software to search on your own computer, that software should now be removed. Please Sign Out when you are finished searching SciFinder, because the simultaneous user limit still applies.


  1. Search for an author or article title to be cited.
  2. Select the relevant items from the search results.
  3. Click the "Get Related..." button at the bottom of the screen.
  4. Choose the "Citing References" option to see articles from CAplus and MEDLINE citing the original sources.

Library Instruction Coordinator

Writing Style Guides

The ACS has instructions for poster session authors which may be helpful. The library also has a copy on the ACS Style Guide on reserve.