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Physics Seminar - resources from past semesters

This guide condenses materials prepared by Bonnie Fong for Physics Seminars from 2017-2022

Library Research Session #2

Learning objectives:

Students will learn how to search CAS SciFinder-n, as well as export references from the database into EndNote Web. Upon completion of the session, students will be able to:

  1. execute an effective search in the CAS SciFinder-n database in order to find articles about a research topic
  2. export results from SciFinder to EndNote online/basic/Web

**Please note that the graded library exercise can be found on the Canvas course site, under the the 'Assignments' or 'Quizzes' module.**

2/18/2022 Outline

CAS SciFinder-n

NOTE: In order to use CAS SciFinder-n, you must first *REGISTER* (click on the 'registering' link under the Connection note on

CAS SciFinder-n is the electronic counterpart and continuation of the print publication Chemical AbstractsIt indexes chemistry literature worldwide, including journal articles, patents, conference proceedings, theses and dissertations, technical reports, government documents, and more. It is considered a comprehensive resource for chemical substance and reaction information, covering chemical structures, reactions, chemical suppliers, biosequences, and experimental and predictive retrosynthetic analyses for known and novel substances. It is possible to search by research topic, author name, DOI, patent number, chemical name, chemical structure, chemical reaction, and more. New features to aid your research include sorting by relevance, multi-tab browsing, citation mapping, and touchscreen-enabled structure drawing.  Coverage dates: 1907-present

Additional notes: SciFinder Web will be retired June 30, 2022. The client version of SciFinder was discontinued on June 30, 2011.


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