Olin C. Bailey Library

Chemistry of the Environment


General Science
General Science is a good place to start looking for articles.  This database contains a mixture of popular and scholarly sources.  A portion of this database is full text. 

  • Use the advanced search for more searching options.
  • Use * on the end of your term for variant endings. Ex.: environment* retrieves environmental, environmentalist, etc.
  • Boolean/Phrase search mode requires “AND” to break your search terms.
  • Use the indexes to search for journal titles, subject terms, and author information.


Annual Reviews (1996-present)
Critical reviews written by the leading scientists in the biomedical, physical, and social sciences which give an annual look at the most significant primary research literature within a broad spectrum of scientific disciplines.


ACS Web Editions 
Access to the full text of select journals published by the American Chemical Society.

  • Use “Advanced Search” – the button in the upper right part of the screen near the search box.
  • Your words are automatically “ANDed” together.
  • Search phrases by using quotes.
  • Use “*” on the end of your term for variant endings or select the “Enable stemming.”
  • Narrow your search to specific journals by clicking on the “Modify Selection” button in the journal titles section.
  • For a more complete list of who is citing your article use the SciFinder link or check Google Scholar.


Google Scholar
Google’s answer for broad searches of scholarly literature. Search across many disciplines and sources: articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions, from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and other web sites.

  • Google Scholar aims to rank documents weighing the full text of each document, where it was published, who it was written by, as well as how often and how recently it has been cited in other scholarly literature.
  • Try to narrow searches by phrase (using quotes), date, subject area, journal, or author.
  • Use initials instead of full first and middle names in the author search.
  • Be careful with publication searches – they are often incomplete. If using them put alternative titles: Journal of Biological Chemistry OR J Biol Chem 
  • If “ORing” a search, capitalize OR!
  • Search for terms “in the title of the article.” But do so cautiously!
  • You probably won’t have access to the full text – check our Journals List.


Springer eBooks (2005-2012)

Search 30,000 eBooks in the areas of the sciences, including biomedical and life science, environmental science, and medicine.

  • Available under the Science and Technology heading on our databases webpage.
  • Results are displayed as book chapters.
  • View and download the PDFs to your device, print, or email.
  • Bailey's access includes books published between the years 2005-2012.



Journals List 
The gateway to figuring out what we have access to at Hendrix, both in print and online.

  • Link to e-journals by title and subject to search for both print and online journals.
  • Type in the name of the journal in the search box.
  • If we have it in print, it will state that and provide a link back to our catalog, where you'll be able to check dates.
  • If we have it online, it will provide links to whichever databases house the online journal - pay attention to the dates.  Usually you are plopped into a chronological index - just mine down to the year and issue, and select the article from the list!


Interlibrary Loan

If we don’t have the journal you need, check UCA’s Journals List.  If they don’t have it, order your article on interlibrary loan!



Last Modified on 9/27/2012