Tri-Agency Open Access Policy on Publications: an important policy for NSERC, CIHR, and SSHRC research grant receivers.
Western Libraries Open Access Fund: provides eligible researchers at Western with financial assistance for publishing in peer-reviewed open access publications.
RSC Vouchers: Please be aware that we have received some voucher codes which can be used to publish your paper via the RSC’s Gold Open Access option free of charge in one of these RSC journals. Contact Shiyi to learn more.
Check Open Access and Chemical Journals for major publishers' OA policies
If you are searching for books, please use the library catalogue. Check the "Books" tab to see the tips for finding books from Western Libraries' holdings and a list of frequently consulted reference titles.
If you are searching for scholarly articles or dissertations/theses, please try the following databases first:
SciFinder is a key database for chemistry journal articles, conference papers, patents, substance properties, and reactions. Users must register for an individual account. Registration is a two-part process and must be completed from within the University's IP range. Learn about Web version system requirements and access online training materials.
Reaxys is a chemistry database for accessing the combined wealth of trustworthy, experimental substance and reaction data and bibliographical data housed in Beilstein, Gmelin and Patent Chemistry Databases.
Web of Science:
A major multidisciplinary and citation database for sciences, social sciences, and arts and humanities. Covering literature and citations since 1900.
Another major multidisciplinary and citation database for sciences, social sciences, and arts and humanities. Covering literature and citations since 1960.