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Introduction to Searching SciFinder Scholar Presented by Regina Bendig Reference Librarian H.G. Thode Library of Science

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  1. SciFinder Scholar Introduction to Searching SciFinder Scholar Presented by Regina Bendig Reference Librarian H.G. Thode Library of Science & Engineering McMaster University ext. 22082 bendigr@mcmaster.ca April 1, 2005

  2. SciFinder Scholar OUTLINE 1. What is SciFinder Scholar 2. How to Search SciFinder Scholar a. By Molecular Formula b. By Author c. By Topic 3. How to Obtain Retrieved Information a. Elements of a bibliographic citation b.Obtaining articles

  3. SciFinder Scholar • What is SciFinder Scholar • SciFinder Scholar is the major English language bibliographic database covering all aspects of chemistry and chemical engineering. • It indexes articles published internationally in journals and conference proceedings and also includes references to book chapters, patents, dissertations, etc. • Over 1,600 key chemical journals are indexed cover to cover since 1994. • Over 8,000 journals are monitored. • Goes back to 1907 and is updated daily.

  4. SciFinder Scholar • What is SciFinder Scholar (cont’d) • Citations to journal articles and patents are available from 1999. • Full-text linking is available to journals McMaster Libraries subscribe to. • Includes Medline from 1958, a bibliographic database covering medicine and related areas. • Please note: there is a limited number of simultaneous accesses to this database for which McMaster Libraries pay an annual subscription fee. Please remember toLOG-OFF. To access it outside the library, you need to install the Citrix software: http://library.mcmaster.ca/cat-coll/coll/citrix1.htm

  5. SciFinder Scholar • How to Search SciFinder Scholar From computer stations in the Thode Library click on: Start Program SciFinder Scholar Enter your LibAccess username and your password.

  6. SciFinder Scholar • How to Search SciFinder Scholar • a. By Molecular Formula Click on Chemical Substance or Reaction.

  7. SciFinder Scholar 2. How to Search SciFinder Scholar a. By Molecular Formula (cont’d) Click on Molecular Formula.

  8. SciFinder Scholar 2. How to Search SciFinder Scholar a. By Molecular Formula (cont’d) Enter formula in search box and click OK. Hill order is not required, but in case no results are found, search by Hill order or search under Research Topic. Example: (CF3)3BCO type: C4F9BO Example: As11Te3- type: As11Te Example: FSO3F type: F2SO3 or: F2O3S Ignore the ion charge when searching by molecular formula.

  9. SciFinder Scholar 2. How to Search SciFinder Scholar a. By Molecular Formula (cont’d) Click on the box with the references and click on Get References.

  10. SciFinder Scholar 2. How to Search SciFinder Scholar a. By Molecular Formula (cont’d) You can select all references by clicking on OK.

  11. SciFinder Scholar 2. How to Search SciFinder Scholar a. By Molecular Formula (cont’d) Select “References associated with” for a particular aspect, such as the crystal structure. Then click on OK.

  12. SciFinder Scholar 2. How to Search SciFinder Scholar a. By Molecular Formula (cont’d) Click the “microscope” for full bibliographic information or the “computer” for the full-text of the article. If article is not available full-text, you have to search MORRIS, the McMaster Libraries catalogue, under the title of the journal (not title of article), name of conference proceedings or other kind of source material.

  13. SciFinder Scholar 2.How to Search SciFinder Scholar b. By Author Click on Author Name.

  14. SciFinder Scholar 2.How to Search SciFinder Scholar b. By Author (cont’d) Enter last name in the first search box provided and initial or first name in the search box below. Note: If you are certain of the correct spelling of the last name, you may want to uncheck the box “Look for alternative spelling of the last name”. You can search only one name at a time. Click on OK.

  15. SciFinder Scholar 2.How to Search SciFinder Scholar b. By Author (cont’d) Click all boxes to ensure you retrieve all the various occurrence of the author’s name, including variations in initials. Depending on the publication, the author may have used only one initial, two or his/her full first name. You may retrieve records that may not be relevant, but this search will be comprehensive. Click on Get References.

  16. SciFinder Scholar 2.How to Search SciFinder Scholar b. By Author (cont’d) Note the number of references retrieved at the bottom of the screen. To narrow the search enter a second name by clicking on Analyze/Refine.

  17. SciFinder Scholar 2.How to Search SciFinder Scholar b. By Author (cont’d) Click on Refine.

  18. SciFinder Scholar 2.How to Search SciFinder Scholar b. By Author (cont’d) Click on Author Name.

  19. SciFinder Scholar 2.How to Search SciFinder Scholar b. By Author (cont’d) Enter the second author, including first full name or initial. Click on OK.

  20. SciFinder Scholar 2.How to Search SciFinder Scholar b. By Author (cont’d) Click on the microscope icon for full bibliographic information or on the computer icon for the full text of the article.

  21. SciFinder Scholar 2.How to Search SciFinder Scholar c. By Topic Click on Research Topic.

  22. SciFinder Scholar 2.How to Search SciFinder Scholar c. By Topic (cont’d) Enter your topic in the search box. If appropriate, use preposition, conjunction, etc., to express relationships. Words spelled differently or variations of words (e.g., design, designs, designed, etc.) will be checked automatically. Synonyms should be entered in parentheses, separated by commas. Up to three synonyms can be searched. Click on OK.

  23. SciFinder Scholar 2.How to Search SciFinder Scholar c. By Topic (cont’d) Records are displayed in order of closeness of terms searched. Select references by clicking on the box next to the results. Click on Get References.

  24. SciFinder Scholar 2.How to Search SciFinder Scholar c. By Topic (cont’d) Total number of records is displayed at the bottom. You can further refine your search by clicking on Analyze/Refine

  25. SciFinder Scholar 2.How to Search SciFinder Scholar c. By Topic (cont’d) Click on Refine.

  26. SciFinder Scholar 2.How to Search SciFinder Scholar c. By Topic (cont’d) You can, for instance, limit your results to the Chemical Abstracts database (CAPlus). Click on Database.

  27. SciFinder Scholar 2.How to Search SciFinder Scholar c. By Topic (cont’d) Select CAPLUS and click on OK.

  28. SciFinder Scholar 2.How to Search SciFinder Scholar c. By Topic (cont’d) The new number of records (if any) is displayed below. Click on the microscope icon for full bibliographic information or the computer icon for full text of article.

  29. SciFinder Scholar 3. How to Obtain Retrieved Information a. Elements of a bibliographic citation Names of authors who wrote the article. Last name first, followed by first name and/or initial; different authors’ names are separated by a semicolon.

  30. SciFinder Scholar 3. How to Obtain Retrieved Information a. Elements of a bibliographic citation (cont’d) Title of article; here displayed in bold.

  31. SciFinder Scholar 3. How to Obtain Retrieved Information a. Elements of a bibliographic citation (cont’d) The title of the journal follows the title of the article.

  32. SciFinder Scholar 3. How to Obtain Retrieved Information a. Elements of a bibliographic citation (cont’d) Year of the journal (publication year)

  33. SciFinder Scholar 3. How to Obtain Retrieved Information a. Elements of a bibliographic citation (cont’d) Volume number, followed by issue number

  34. SciFinder Scholar 3. How to Obtain Retrieved Information a. Elements of a bibliographic citation (cont’d) Pages of article

  35. SciFinder Scholar 3. How to Obtain Retrieved Information a. Elements of a bibliographic citation (cont’d) Unique identifiers of journal: CODEN represents a very brief abbreviation of the journal title; ISSN is the International Standard Serial Number identifying the journal.

  36. SciFinder Scholar 3. How to Obtain Retrieved Information a. Elements of a bibliographic citation (cont’d) Volume number followed by abstract number for the print version (Chemical Abstracts) of SciFinder Scholar

  37. SciFinder Scholar 3. How to Obtain Retrieved Information a. Elements of a bibliographic citation (cont’d) Year when article was added to database, followed by a sequential number

  38. SciFinder Scholar 3. How to Obtain Retrieved Information b. Obtaining Articles If an article is not available electronically, check the Library’s online catalogue, MORRIS, to see if the journal is available in print. Remember to search by the title of the journal, name of conference, etc., and not by the title of the article. If the journal is not available from the Library, you can order a copy of the article through interlibrary loan: CISTISource http://library.mcmaster.ca/ilds/cisti-index.htm This service provides articles published in journals after 1993 within 2 days of ordering them. You have to come to the Library to pick up the article. You will not be notified when it arrives.

  39. SciFinder Scholar 3. How to Obtain Retrieved Information b. Obtaining Articles (cont’d) RACER http://library.mcmaster.ca/racer.htm For journals not available through CISTISource, you can place an order through RACER. You will receive an e-mail when the article has arrived. You can also order books, conference proceedings, etc. There is a flat fee of currently $5.00 per article (or photocopy) which is yours to keep, received either through CISTISource or Racer. There is no charge to borrow books, conference proceedings, etc. This concludes the session..