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Chemistry (Yale-NUS College): Welcome

Use ChemRxiv: The Preprint Server for Chemistry "to: Gather feedback and context from fellow scientists, rapidly disseminate work to a wide audience, establish the priority and precedence of a discovery, boost the visibility of research findings, find potential collaborators and hold interdisciplinary discussions, document research results for grant reviewers in advance of publication, facilitate rapid evaluation of results, spot trends and encourage a broad range of constructive feedback ... ChemRxiv is co-owned, and collaboratively managed by the American Chemical Society (ACS), Chinese Chemical Society, Chemical Society of Japan, German Chemical Society (GDCh) and the Royal Society of Chemistry."
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Efficient searching in the Libraries

You can use the Advanced search function to search for specific authors, article and book titles, and topics.

Here are some tips to help you search quicker and efficiently, and to save your search strategies so that you do not have to keep inputting the search strings again and again.




Citation Trails

Citation trails allow you to explore a topic and collect material by following a chain of articles that cite each other. This feature enhances serendipitous discovery and allows you to easily see the academic context of your sources. Citation trails work in two directions:

  • Cites – Articles that this article cites.
  • Cited by – Articles that cite this article.

This gives you easy access to important articles that will expand and enrich your own work.

 Metadata provided by CrossRef is used for matching to build the citation trails.  In order to provide a comprehensive list of citations, some of these references may be outside of the library’s collection.

For example, the following record has both types of citations.


Selecting a citation link in the record, opens a page that lists the records that match the type of citation that you have selected: Cites or Cited by. The following example lists the records that this record cites.

citation trail

As you link to other records' citations, you can see the trail by selecting the View your citation path link. The depth of the path appears next to the link:

citation trail

From the path, you can return to a previous citation in the trail by selecting its link. To display your original search results, select the Search tab.