Research Guides

Research Guides each of which is designed to help you find the most useful resources relevant to your department. It contains useful information and details of recommended resources to support your studies

If you don’t know what to use or where to search to find necessary information for your research, try this guide.

Key Databases (Start here!)

  • Web of ScienceWeb of Science is a collection of bibliographic information and abstracts of SCIE journal articles. The DB also provides citation information between articles. So you can search hot articles in science, technology and medicine by keywords and citations. (Web of Science 이용 가이드 다운로드)
  • ScopusScopus is a comprehensive database for scientific, technical and medical information. Scopus provides search capability, full-text access, citation linking (including to patents), among other features. (Scopus 이용 가이드 다운로드)
  • Google Scholar: Google Scholar provides a quick way to search for scholarly literature across disciplines and sources. You can find articles, theses, books and more from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories and other sources. (Google Scholar 이용 가이드 다운로드)
  • JSTOR Life Sciences Archive Collection: Used by millions for research, teaching, and learning. With more than a thousand academic journals and over 1 million images, letters, and other primary sources, JSTOR is one of the world’s most trusted sources for academic content.

ProQuest Central

ProQuest Central is the multidisciplinary database with over 12,665 titles, with over 9,745 titles in full-text. It serves as the central resource for researchers at all levels in all markets. Over 160 subjects areas are covered extensively in this product including health and medical, news and world affairs, technology, social sciences and more.

Using ProQuest Central:

Featured databases for life sciences


Reaxys is an online search and retrieval system for chemical compounds, bibliographic data, and chemical reactions.


  1. Information and Technical Support
  2. Reaxys Training Center


Quick Reference Guide(Kor)

Should I search in SciFinder or REAXYS?

Both. SciFinder and Reaxys are complementary resources, and although both are ultimately based on the primary literature, they are quite different in the ways they scan and index the literature, the ways they register compounds and index reactions, and in the time periods they cover.

Reaxys is recommended for obtaining checked physico-chemical data and preparation/reaction methods for pure compounds, and especially for its near-comprehensive coverage of pre-1960 organic literature.

SciFinder excels with its wider coverage of literature and patents from ca. 1965 forward, its comprehensive registration of all types of chemical compounds, polymers, and mixtures, and its wider coverage of organic reactions after 1985. CAS also scans more source publications, indexes new material more rapidly, and is updated daily.

For chemists interested in synthesis, reactions and chemical properties, it is advisable to search both databases.

Recent Articles: UNIST ScholarWorks

ScholarWorks@UNIST is the UNIST’s institutional repository, preserving and providing access to content created by members of the Institute.

Following articles are recently published by faculties of the School of Life Sciences.


PubMed, developed by the National Library of Medicine, provides access to bibliographic citations to biomedical journal articles, including MEDLINE , and to additional life sciences journals. MEDLINE is NLM’s database covering the fields of medicine, nursing, dentistry, the health care system, and the preclinical sciences. MEDLINE contains bibliographic citations and author abstracts from over 5400 biomedical journals published in the United States and 70 other countries and dating back to the 1940’s. Updated 5 times/week.

1. MELINE, PubMed and PMC(PubMed Central): How are they different?

2. Using PubMed:

Quick Start Guide | Full Text Articles | FAQs | Tutorials

3. Recommended Book: PubMed 활용의 이론과 실제 (한국의학도서관협의회)


KoreaMed, a service of the Korean Association of Medical Journal Editors (KAMJE), provides access to articles published in Korean medical, dental, nursing, Nutrition and veterinary journals. KoreaMed records include links to full-text content in Synapse and publisher web sites.

Using KoreaMed:

KoreaMed Synapse: The digital archive & reference linking platform of Korean medical journals.

KoMCI (Korean Medical Citation Index): KoMCI publishes annual citation reports which analyze citations among articles published in Korean journals in medicine and its related fields


Databases are used to find journal, magazine and newspaper articles. ScienceDirect is a scientific database providing fulltext access to journal articles and book chapters covering multiple disciplines such as life sciences, health sciences, physical sciences and engineering as well as social sciences and humanities.

Using ScienceDirect:

  1. Creating a account: Registering and Signing in
  2. Offical User Guide
  3. ScienceDirect App: ScienceDirect has an iPad app! Named SciVerse ScienceDirect, the app is available in both a free and paid version. To use the app, you will need an account with ScienceDirect. You can use the ScienceDirect app to search and view saved articles.

SciFinder Scholar

SciFinder is a research discovery tool that allows you to explore the CAS databases containing literature from many scientific disciplines including biomedical sciences, chemistry, engineering, materials science and more. 

Using SciFinder:

1. Never used SciFinder before at UNIST? Register first at follow page; Web Version User Registration

2. Learn to use SciFinder




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What is a Database?

Databases provide access to high-quality, peer-reviewed journal articles; conference proceedings; book chapters; dissertations and other sources.

When carrying out your research for a piece of work, you will need to search more than one database to find all of the journal articles relevant to your topic, as each database covers different journals.

Scholarly Articles?

Scholarly articles are articles written by experts in their field. Scholarly articles are found exclusively in a database such as PubMed, ScienceDirect. Other databases may have a mixture of both scholarly articles and popular articles as well as some articles that might, at first, appear to be somewhere in between.

Off Campus Access

This is a service made to allow off-campus access to e-Journals used in the UNIST campus. You can use it after logging in;


PW: Portal password

Document Delivery Service

If some journal titles or articles you need are not available in the UNIST Library, you can get the materials by using DDS(Document Delivery Service).

Your requested items are available within 2-7 days.