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CHEM 250L: Organic Chemistry Lab: Personal Care Product Lab: Finding Articles

Resources for students conducting the Personal Care Product Lab in Organic Chemistry Lab.

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Getting to Full-text - "how to"

How to search for an article at Drew

Most databases have a "Find it @ Drew" button to do the search for you; SciFinder does not, and their link to sources button is unreliable. If "Find it @ Drew" is not available to you:

Copy the title of the article you're looking for and paste it into the ScholarSearch box on the Library's Research Resources page (

Getting full-text from ScienceDirect

Looking for full-text of a ScienceDirect article? Use LibraryCHAT(when available) to make your request. Simply supply the article information and your name and email through the CHAT box, and the  Librarian will retrieve for you.

An article available in Science Direct

Finding full text at Drew in Find it @Drew

When you click Find it @Drew you will be taken to a page that will offer you a list of links to the resource in our electronic journal holdings. (Sometimes we have a journal article via more than one database; that's why you see multiple links. Click one of the links to get to the full text:

Find it @ Drew for journal article available

Finding full-text at Drew -- What if we don't have it?

If we don't have access to the journal/article online, Find it @Drew will give you links

  • to look for it online as free, open access via Google Scholar
  • to request it through our Interlibrary Loan system (ILLiad)

NOTE: The first time you request an article or book via ILLiad (our InterLibraryLoan system), you  will  be asked to fill out a short form. It may take several days to receive an article via InterLibraryLoan;  books can take longer.

You can always ask the librarian on chat reference to help you check whether the article is available elsewhere.

If you already have information about a specific article (author, journal or magazine title, title of the article, etc.), use Drew's Journal List Search.  Enter the title of the journal or magazine, and then drill down to the specific item you need.

Find it @ Drew for journal article not available

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