“Articles, Books, and More”
Use the library’s Discovery Service to retrieve BILLIONS of journal articles, books, book chapters, entries in reference resources (etc.) from thousands of individual databases. Type in your search terms and then select “Articles, Books, and More” from the drop-down menu.
Oxford Reference – made up of over 300 reference works, several of which focus on chemistry, including:
- A Dictionary of Chemistry
- Chemistry and Environmental Dictionary
- A Dictionary of Geology and Earth Sciences
- Encyclopedia of Global Change
- Oxford Dictionary of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
- A Dictionary of Environment and Conservation
- A Dictionary of Food and Nutrition
Credo Reference – made up of over 1k reference works, dozens of which are chemistry-focused.
Britannica Academic – a general encyclopedia intended for college students.
Converse – to find books, both print and electronic, in Converse’s Mickel Library, go to our Discovery Service, type your terms in the search box, and select “Converse Catalog.”
PASCAL Delivers – to find books, both print and electronic, in South Carolina’s college/university libraries, go to our Discovery Service, type your terms in the search box, and select “PASCAL Delivers.” You can borrow these books by signing in and following the instructions to “Request via PASCAL Delivers.”
WorldCat – records for millions of books in thousands of libraries; most of these are “borrow-able” through our Interlibrary Loan Service.
General Science Full Text – indexes almost 300 popular science titles and scholarly scientific journals and provides full-text articles from around 100 of these titles.
GreenFILE – information on the environment from academic, government, and general interest resources; most references include ONLY ABSTRACTS of the articles.
Academic Search Complete – one of the world’s largest databases of academic journals and magazines on all subjects.
Biological and Agricultural Index Plus – indexes almost 400 journals, over 100 of them including full-text articles.
PLOS [Public Library of Science] – open-access journals, primarily in biology and health sciences.
Periodicals Available at Converse
Periodicals by Title – Key in some or all of a periodical’s title (NOT the title of the article itself) to retrieve a listing of periodicals the library owns in either electronic or print/physical format.
PASCAL Delivers – To request books held by South Carolina college/university libraries, go to our Discovery Service, key in your terms and select “PASCAL Delivers,” click on the book you would like to borrow, sign in, and click on “Request via PASCAL Delivers.”
Interlibrary Loan – To request articles and other non-book materials, as well as books NOT held by South Carolina college/university libraries, go to Interlibrary Loan and select the correct form.