Chemistry 420 part1


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Part 1 of Chem 420 Library Instruction.

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  • record, fields
  • Don’t need to know names Takes practice in drawing structures Can also draw reactions
  • All of these can be found in the chemical record from above, except the proper disposal, the best place to look for that is the MSDS for the chemical. One free place to access those online is:
  • Chemistry 420 part1

    1. 1. Chemistry 361 Introduction to the Chemical Literature Part 2
    2. 2. Review <ul><li>How to use the CSULB library </li></ul><ul><li>Common chemistry resources </li></ul><ul><li>How to search the databases </li></ul><ul><li>How to find articles </li></ul>
    3. 3. Other Stuff to Remember <ul><li>Hill Order </li></ul><ul><li>CAS Registry Numbers </li></ul><ul><li>AND / OR </li></ul>
    4. 4. Why use SciFinder Scholar? <ul><li>Chemical Abstracts is the most comprehensive source of chemical information. </li></ul><ul><li>Scifinder is the online search software for Chemical Abstracts </li></ul>
    5. 5. CA and the Registry Files <ul><li>Chemical Abstracts online </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A database of article abstracts </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Registry File </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A dictionary-type file of chemicals </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Both: </li></ul><ul><li>Cover: 1906-date </li></ul><ul><li>Created from published chemistry literature </li></ul>
    6. 6. Procedures <ul><li>Access from library’s database listings </li></ul><ul><li>Set up your own account </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Must use address </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Only 2 users can be logged in at a time </li></ul><ul><ul><li>So please log off as soon as you are done </li></ul></ul>
    7. 7. What you can do in SciFinder <ul><li>Find a chemical </li></ul><ul><ul><li>By name </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>By molecular formula </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>By structure </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Info about the chemical </li></ul><ul><li>Find articles by an author </li></ul><ul><li>Find articles on a topic </li></ul>
    8. 8. Find a Chemical by Name <ul><li>Explore Substances </li></ul><ul><li>Substance Identifier </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Enter name or CAS# of chemical, click ok </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Click on CAS Number for chemical information </li></ul></ul>
    9. 9. Find a Chemical by Mol Formula <ul><li>Explore Substances </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Molecular Formula </li></ul></ul>
    10. 10. Find a chemical by structure <ul><li>You can draw structures and search them </li></ul><ul><li>Explore Substances </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Chemical Structure </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Draw structure or reaction </li></ul></ul>
    11. 11. Info About a Chemical <ul><li>Find recent journal articles </li></ul><ul><li>Find properties </li></ul><ul><li>Find CA number, structure, synonyms, physical properties and proper disposal </li></ul><ul><li>All of this can be found from the chemical record </li></ul>
    12. 12. Find an article by an author <ul><li>Explore References </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Author Name </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Enter the author’s last name and first initial, click ok </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A list of names will come up, select one or more. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Click Get References. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A list of articles will come up </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Click the title to see the full abstract </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Click Get Full Text to see if there is easy online access, if this does not lead to full-text, search for the journal title in COAST, you may still find full text online, or you may find print in the library. </li></ul></ul></ul>
    13. 13. Find articles on a topic <ul><li>Explore References </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Research Topic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Enter your key terms </li></ul></ul>
    14. 14. Saving and Printing your Search <ul><li>Save (Answer Sets) </li></ul><ul><li>Print </li></ul><ul><li>Export (save to your computer to email etc.) </li></ul>
    15. 15. Search! <ul><li>Online help </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Write down the URL! </li></ul>
    16. 16. Feel like this and want help? <ul><li>Khue Duong </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>Don’t panic! Make a Research Appointment !