SciFinder for Chemistry Students


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SciFinder lets you search for information related to biology, biochemistry, chemistry, chemical engineering, marine biology, oceanography, and physics.

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  • SciFinder for Chemistry Students

    1. 1. John H. Evans Library & Learning Commons S CI F INDER FOR C HEMISTRY S TUDENTS
    2. 2. Guides collect themost useful databases,reference materials, Internetsites, and other tools for yourfield of study in oneconvenient resource.
    3. 3. Each disciplinecontains bothgeneral andcourse-specificguides
    4. 4. These are the Library’s bestresources for chemistrystudents, organized by type.
    5. 5. Use the Articles &Databases tab to findjournal articles aboutyour topic. SciFinder lets you search for information related to biology, biochemistry, chemistry, chemical engineering, marine biology, oceanography, and physics.
    6. 6. Log in with TRACKS.
    7. 7. Create an account if you don’thave one, being sure to use yourFIT email address.If you have an account, log inwith your SciFinder usernameand password.ALWAYS access SciFinder fromthe Evans Library website toauthenticate your account.
    8. 8. Log in.
    9. 9. Accept the termsof use: SciFinder isfor educational useonly.
    10. 10. The Help menu will tell you about theWhen you’re finished, be sure to scope of SciFinder.Sign Out! The Library has a limitednumber of seats for SciFinder.
    11. 11. Click Introduction,SciFinder Contentto view the scope.
    12. 12. Scroll down to WhatYou Can Find to seethe types ofinformation provided.
    13. 13. Click EXPLORE TASKS, ExploreReferences, Tips forSpecifying a Research Topic toread about how the searchstrategies are handled.
    14. 14. Explore References Type in chemical name,Search by options common name (aspirin, bleach), or CAS registry number to find articles. Limit by options
    15. 15. Explore Substances Draw your substance or reaction with drag/drop editor, then click OK.Use the SubstanceIdentifier to type inthe name or registrynumber of yoursubstance, instead ofdrawing it.
    16. 16. Click Substance Detail toview CAS information. Analyze by options
    17. 17. CAS information foryour substance
    18. 18. Click References to viewarticles. Analyze by options
    19. 19. Optionally, limit results.
    20. 20. Analyze by optionsClicking the Full Text linkfinds your article in adatabase, or provides a linkto submit an interlibrary loan.
    21. 21. Click Export.Mark records to exportto RefWorks.
    22. 22. Select Tagged Format. Export.
    23. 23. Save File.
    24. 24. Log in to RefWorks. SelectReferences, Import.
    25. 25. Import Filter/Data Source = CAS SciFinderDatabase = MultipleDatabases Browse for your file – probably in Downloads – then Import.
    26. 26. Be sure to check yourreferences!
    27. 27. You can check for FullText from RefWorks.
    28. 28. Find LOTS of SciFinder tutorials and information: > support and training > SciFinder) Thank you! For more information, please contact me: Evans Library 309