Chemistry Research Guide

A guide to library resources in Chemistry.

Should I be using Google or the NEIU Libraries' resources?

In this video, you will learn what is especially valuable about library resources, versus what you can find for free on the internet.

Length: 1:40

How is the library organized?

From this video, you will be able to describe how the NEIU Libraries are organized and browse the collection to find books on a topic, and understand that you can get access to materials at other academic libraries.

Length: 1:38

Use the Right Tool

will allow you to search for books, ebooks, DVDs, streaming videos, articles, and more in one place

will help you find search tools appropriate for your specific topic, usually to find peer reviewed/scholarly journal articles.

will let you search for a specific Journal in the NEIU Libraries' online journal, magazine, and newspaper subscriptions

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I do all my research at home or from a computer off-campus?

Yes! However, many resources are licensed for NEIU users only, so you'll first need to login using your NEIU NetID and Password when accessing them off-campus. The NEIU Libraries online resources are available 24 hours a day.

What is interlibrary loan?

While researching, you may find materials you need that we don't own. Interlibrary loan is a free service the library offers to get you those materials. If we don't own it, we'll get it for you.

How does interlibrary loan work?

There are two ways of getting something we don't own through interlibrary loan.

  • I-Share lets you borrow books or other physical items from over 90 academic libraries across Illinois. 
  • WorldShare interlibrary loan lets you request an online version of an article that we don't own or a book that is not available in I-Share.

For either option, first search the library catalog. If we don't own something you need, login with your NEIU NetID and password to see your interlibrary loan options. Articles typically take 1-3 days to arrive, and books can take anywhere from 2-3 days (for I-Share) or 5 days to several weeks (for WorldShare) depending on the book's location. They are mailed to our Library.

Find the Full Text of an Article

Find It at NEIU

This button provides direct links from the NEIU Libraries' databases to online full-text articles, when available. If the full text of an article is not available online, request a copy of the article through WorldShare interlibrary loan.

Or search for a specific journal by Title or ISSN.

Collections at the NEIU Libraries