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  • The CASREACT ® database provides access to more than 15 million single and multistep organic reactions from 1840 to the present. SciFinder displays reactions including the reactants, reagents, products, catalysts, solvents, reaction conditions, and reference information. The CAS REGISTRY SM database provides you with access to more than 31 million searchable structures along with over 58 million biosequences. For these records, you may access structure diagrams, names, molecular formulas, properties, and more.
  • Explore : Find references by topic, author, organization, chemical Structure, molecular formula or reaction
  • Thinking about how authors might have described the research in the title and abstract will be helpful Also conside how an indexer may have applied the index policies of the database producer to enter text into the record
  • SciFinder enables you to find sci-tech information by entering the name of a scientist or researcher, regardless of whether you know the exact name under which the research was published. It is a good practice to have the “look for alternative spelling of the last name” checked because the name may have been spelled differently in the source material used to compile the database.
  • Hill order: number of carbon atoms listed first, followed by the hydrogen atom count, then all other atom counts in alphabetical order
  • Bibliographic Information. The information needed to locate an item. For a book, it consists of author, title, place of publication, publisher, date of publication. Use these search functions when you wish to find specific articles or patents for which you already have bibliographic information .
  • Enter the unique numbers that identify specific documents here
  • This option allows you to scan the tables of contents of scientific journals covered in the Chemical Abstract Services Databases. The list is in an alphabetical order. The easiest way to find a journal is to use “Find” option under Edit
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  • CA index name: based on IUPAC nomenclature but not necessarily identical with it Other names, SFS is very flexible. We could use any of those trade names or chemical names to retrieve this compound
  • No.4-6 duplicate the functions provided by the tool bar icons
  • Topic search: You are searching words in the Title, Abstract, and Indexing. So think how scientists may have presented the topic (in the titles and abstracts of their articles) or how the CAS analyst may have indexed the article.
  • SciFinder Scholar

    1. 1. University of Wisconsin-Parkside Training Materials
    2. 2. <ul><li>Understand the contents and organization of SciFinder Scholar (SFS) </li></ul><ul><li>Conduct literature search using SFS </li></ul><ul><li>Locate references on a particular topic or by a particular author </li></ul><ul><li>Perform searches using substance information </li></ul>
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    4. 4. <ul><li>Bibliographic databases </li></ul><ul><li>CA (Chemical Abstracts): 1907- , Medline: 1949– </li></ul><ul><li>CAPLUS>29 million; MEDLINE > 17 million of patent and references </li></ul><ul><li>Chemical reactions database </li></ul><ul><li>CASRECT: from 1840- </li></ul><ul><li> >15 million single- and multi-step reactions </li></ul><ul><li>Chemical Substance database </li></ul><ul><li>CAS REGISTRY: Registry from 1957- </li></ul><ul><li>CHEMLIST: CAS regulated chemicals database </li></ul><ul><li>CHEMCATS: CAS chemical catalogs database </li></ul><ul><li>SciFinder Content at a Glance </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
    5. 5. <ul><li>Online open access publications </li></ul><ul><li>Journal articles </li></ul><ul><li>Conference proceedings </li></ul><ul><li>Theses and dissertations </li></ul><ul><li>Technical reports </li></ul><ul><li>Government documents, etc. </li></ul>
    6. 6. <ul><li>Topic Searches </li></ul><ul><li>Author Searches </li></ul><ul><li>Patent Searches </li></ul><ul><li>Substance Searches </li></ul><ul><li>-Chemical name search (includes IUPAC names, trade name, generic names, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>-CAS registry number search </li></ul><ul><li>- Molecular formula search </li></ul><ul><li>Structure Searches </li></ul>
    7. 7. <ul><li>Restricted to current UW-P faculty, staff and students </li></ul><ul><li>Limited to only one user at a time </li></ul><ul><li>Access from all public computers in library </li></ul><ul><li>NOT available through the Library's proxy server </li></ul>
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    11. 11. Explore : Find references by topic, author, organization, chemical structure, molecular formula or reaction Locate : Find references by combining author, journal or article title; by patent number, CA abstract number, CAS registry number or chemical name Browse Table of Contents : View the Tables of Contents of recent issues of journals
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    13. 13. <ul><li>Filter your search by: </li></ul><ul><li>Year </li></ul><ul><li>Document Type </li></ul><ul><li>Language </li></ul><ul><li>Author </li></ul><ul><li>Company Name </li></ul>Enter a phrase or sentence in plain English
    14. 14. <ul><li>Specify 2-3 concepts using plain English. </li></ul><ul><li>Include prepositions and articles to connect the concepts </li></ul><ul><li>Use quotations to specify phrases </li></ul><ul><li>Place synonyms in parentheses </li></ul><ul><li>Use &quot;not&quot; or &quot;except&quot; to exclude a particular term </li></ul><ul><li>SFS handles Singulars, plurals and abbreviations for you </li></ul>
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    17. 17. Retrievedfrom SciFinder Scholar – Guide to Getting Started at
    18. 18. Molecular formulas for organic compounds must be entered in “ Hill order ”
    19. 19. <ul><li>Draw a reaction or half reaction using the same screen as the Chemical Structure Search </li></ul><ul><li>Reactions may be filtered by the number of steps, type </li></ul><ul><li>Reactions from patents or from a year or range of years </li></ul>
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    23. 23. Enter patent numbers, Chemical Abstracts numbers, patent application numbers, and priority application numbers
    24. 24. Enter the substance by name or CAS registry number Alternative search options : CAS registry number Trade name or generic name IUPAC name
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    27. 27. <ul><li>Please give chemical structure, CA registry number and the IUPAC name of Adrenaline. Provide chemical properties. </li></ul>
    28. 28. Alternative search options : CAS registry number Trade name or generic name IUPAC name
    29. 29. Retrieve references See commercial sources See regulated chemical information Retrieve reaction information
    30. 30. Click the microscope icon to see detail of the substance
    31. 31. Trade names or alternative chemical names
    32. 32. Experimental properties reference list Experimental properties listings, plus references for data entries
    33. 33. Click on structure diagram, menu boxes open as indicated Open the structure search interface Retrieves information about the use of the compound in any of the indicated reaction roles
    34. 34. <ul><li>Find journal articles about organic syntheses using organocopper reagents </li></ul>
    35. 37. view a detailed record including bibliographic information, abstract, indexing terms, structure and more Full text available depending on university subscriptions view a detailed record including bibliographic information, abstract, indexing terms, structure and more view a detailed record including bibliographic information, abstract, indexing terms, structure and more
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    40. 43. <ul><li>Exporting References from SciFinder 2007 to EndNoteWeb using ACS Style </li></ul>
    41. 44. <ul><li>UWP library reference desk </li></ul><ul><li>(262) 595-2360 </li></ul><ul><li>Ask us Live Chat </li></ul><ul><li>For more specialized help, make an appointment with your library liaison </li></ul><ul><li>Qinghua Xu </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>(262) 595-2168 </li></ul>