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Chemistry Seminar - Fall 2019 (21:160:453 / 26:160:601): Sept. 25

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

September 25, 2019

Today, the primary focus will be on learning how to use Reaxys. Students attending the September 25, 2019 library research session will:

  1. be able to effectively search Reaxys for information about a research topic (including refining and sorting results; limiting to review articles)
  2. be able to efficiently perform a literature search in Reaxys order to find journal articles written by a specific scientist within the last two-three years
  3. be able to perform a structure search in Reaxys 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 Reaxys into EndNote Web

For additional information about Reaxys, including where to go for help or to access training, look at the box below.


The Reaxys database integrates content from 3 major data sources (i.e., Crossfire Beilstein, Crossfire Gmelin, and the Chemical Patent Database), providing information in organic, organometallic, and inorganic chemistry.  It offers experimentally validated chemical structures, reaction and properties data, catalysts information, and a unique synthesis planner to evaluate alternative synthetic routes and identify the most effective strategy to use.  May also be referred to as Beilstein CrossFire Commander. Coverage dates: 1771-present

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