Students will learn how to search a database (i.e., SciFinder) and save references to a citation management tool (i.e., EndNote Web). Upon completion of the session, students will be able to:
**Please note that the graded library exercise can be found on the Canvas course site, under the 'Assignments' or 'Quizzes' module.**
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.
For information on how to use EndNote, take a look at these resources:
Examples of journal article citations from the paper include:
(1) Mannix, A. J.; Zhou, X. F.; Kiraly, B.; Wood, J. D.; Alducin, D.; Myers, B. D.; Liu, X. L.; Fisher, B. L.; Santiago, U.; Guest, J. R.; Yacaman, M. J.; Ponce, A.; Oganov, A. R.; Hersam, M. C.; Guisinger, N. P. Synthesis of borophenes: Anisotropic, two-dimensional boron polymorphs. Science 2015, 350 (6267), 1513−1516.
(2) Feng, B. J.; Zhang, J.; Zhong, Q.; Li, W. B.; Li, S.; Li, H.; Cheng, P.; Meng, S.; Chen, L.; Wu, K. H. Experimental realization of two-dimensional boron sheets. Nat. Chem. 2016, 8 (6), 563−568.
* Important Note: if you are using the auto-generated EndNote Web JACS citations, be sure to abbreviate the journal titles per CASSI and make any other necessary modifications to adhere to the above examples *
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