SciFinder is the most comprehensive source of information in chemistry and chemistry related topics. It provides an index to journal articles, patents and chemical data. The first half of the session will focus on topic searching: although it is very straightforward to enter a topic in SciFinder, because of the size of the database you may find too many results. We will give you some hints and tips for focusing in on the information you need. Next we will look at how to search for specific compounds using chemical name, CAS registry number or molecular formula, in order to find chemical and physical properties. SciFinder also enables you to draw and search for chemical structures, substructures and reactions: the second half of the session will focus on these types of search. Participants who will not need to use structure searching in their research are welcome to attend for the first hour only. This will be a hands-on session in a PC lab, giving you an opportunity to work through example searches.

After attending this workshop, you will:

be better able to perform a topic search in SciFinder
be able to find chemical property information using SciFinder
know how to use the drawing tool in SciFinder
know how to search for structures, substructures and reactions
To save time, please make sure you register for access to SciFinder before the session and bring your username and password with you.

Date(s) - 02/06/2020
10:15 am - 12:05 pm
Main Campus (Library L1 Training Room)

Event Speaker/Organiser: Linda Humphreys
Course Code: RP00106
Topic: Information skills
Digital Capability: All
Target Audience: All

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