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Searching SciFinder at BU

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Searching SciFinder at BU

  1. 1. Searching the Chemical Literature Using SciFinder Linda Neyer, Science Librarian AL 222, lneyer@bloomu.edu 570-389-4801 Reference Desk: x4204 rev. 4/14
  2. 2. Intro (Housekeeping) • Use Firefox for your browser • Go to Library Subject page: http://guides.library.bloomu.edu/ introchemlit • Open your RefWorks, Zotero, EndNote Web, or ACS ChemWorx account • Have your SciFinder account login info at hand
  3. 3. Goals & objectives 1.Learn basic searching in ChemAbs: SciFinder 2.Obtain full-text of articles online or through interlibrary loan 3.Export records to RefWorks system from SciFinder
  4. 4. To access SciFinder
  5. 5. If you haven’t yet registered…
  6. 6. Chemical Abstracts 1. Comprehensive 2. Authoritative & accurate 3. Intellectually analyzed 4. Timely
  7. 7. Reference databases  CAplus  MEDLINE Structure database  CAS Registry Reaction database  CASREACT Commercial source database  CHEMCATS Regulatory database  CHEMLIST What’s in SciFinder?
  8. 8. Chemical Abstracts: How does print compare to online? Print Index Volumes:  Authors  Patents  General Subjects  Chemical Substances  Formulae All point you to:  Abstracts Online: SciFinder  CA Plus (all the indexes)  MEDLINE (biomedical database)  Extra data
  9. 9. Link to db Sign in screen for SciFinder
  10. 10. Ways to search
  11. 11. Using Interlibrary Loan
  12. 12. Log in (and register if 1st time user):
  13. 13. To get your references into RefWorks:
  14. 14. Select your references & Export:
  15. 15. Select Citation export format (*.ris)
  16. 16. Save (to desktop)
  17. 17. From inside RefWorks, go to ‘References’ and ‘Import’
  18. 18. Select ‘From Text File’: •Import Filter/Data Source: RIS format •Database: RIS format Then Browse to file & Import
  19. 19. Next, put the citations in your folder and go back to searching
  20. 20. Questions? Please feel free to contact me with questions or for additional help: Linda Neyer, Science Librarian AL 222, lneyer@bloomu.edu 570-389-4801 Reference Desk: x4204 ***Please complete the Library Assessment before leaving***

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