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Chemistry Seminar - Fall 2019 (21:160:453 / 26:160:601): Sept. 18

This guide was created specifically for Dr. Elena Galoppini's class - Fall 2019

September 18, 2019

Today, the primary focus will be on learning how to use SciFinder and the secondary focus will be to exposure to EndNote Web, a citation management software program. Students attending the September 18, 2019 library research session will:

  1. be able to efficiently perform a literature search in SciFinder order to find journal articles written by a specific scientist within the last two-three years
  2. be able to effectively search SciFinder for information about a research topic (including refining and sorting results; limiting to review articles)
  3. be able to perform a structure search in SciFinder for a specific molecule in order to identify its CAS number, experimental melting point, and determine how it is generally used
  4. be able to locate the full-text of a journal article, whether or not it is owned or subscribed to by Rutgers University Libraries
  5. be able to export citations from SciFinder into EndNote Web
  6. be able to generate citations in JACS style from EndNote Web

** Note that you must first register on-campus in order to use SciFinder! **

For additional information about SciFinder and EndNote Web, including where to go for help or to access training, look at the boxes below.



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.

EndNote & EndNote Web

EndNote is a program that helps users collect and organize references from online or other sources, create a searchable personal database of references, find fulltext articles, manage and annotate PDF files, cite references while writing a paper, create bibliographies formatted in a preferred style, and more.

EndNote basic / EndNote Web is a web-based version of EndNote designed to work in the cloud. Users who work from multiple computers, or need to work collaboratively may find EndNote basic very useful. EndNote and EndNote basic are designed to work in concert although each can be used independently. By using EndNote basic users can synchronize their libraries with EndNote desktop providing a secure backup and the ability to work on projects from any computer with an internet connection. Users can also share their libraries with colleagues or fellow students. A free EndNote basic account can be created from within EndNote or Web of Science, or at

EndNote for iPad app is free for download from the Apple Store to all EndNote users. The app allows users to find, store, create, and share references anywhere and anytime. It also enables PDF annotations directly within the app.

For information on how to use EndNote, take a look at these resources:

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