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Physics Seminar - Fall 2020 (21:750:491 & 21:750:791): Oct. 16

This guide was created specifically for Dr. Claudiu Stan's classes - Fall 2020


Learning objectives:

Students will learn how to search SciFinder and export references to EndNote Web. Upon completion of the session, students will be able to:

  1. execute an effective search in the SciFinder database in order to find articles about their topic
  2. export results from the SciFinder index/database to EndNote online/basic/Web
  3. compare and contrast the SciFinder database with Web of Science and Scopus

**Please note that the graded library exercise can be found on the Canvas course site, under the 'Library Research Session' module.**

1. SciFinder

NOTE THAT IN ORDER TO USE SCIFINDER, YOU MUST FIRST *REGISTER* (Below is a link to instructions about how to register.)

The electronic version of the print publication "Chemical Abstracts," SciFinder comprehensively covers the world-wide literature of chemistry, including journal articles, patents, conference proceedings, theses and dissertations, technical reports, government documents, etc.  Search by research topic, author name, DOI, patent number, chemical name, chemical structure, chemical reaction, etc.  Coverage dates: 1907-present

Rutgers no longer has an 8-seat limit for SciFinder. We now have unlimited access!  However, the system is still currently set to disconnect any workstation that is idle for more than 10 minutes (i.e., no commands entered into the system for 10 minutes). So if you become immersed in reading a list of documents retrieved from one of your searches, you may be momentarily surprised when a 10 minute warning screen pops up and you are given the option of continuing or being automatically disconnected.

Note: The client version of SciFinder was discontinued on June 30, 2011.

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