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Chem 112 - Biophysical Chemistry


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Introducation to Reference Searching in SciFinder video

Please lst me know if you have questions:

Once you have a list of references, you probably have a variety of literature types in the list.
If you only want to retrieve journal articles or another type ot publication:

  1. In the Analyze/Refine/Categorize column to the left of the list of references, select Refine
  2. Under Refine by: select Document Type
  3. Under  Document Type(s) select Journal (or another publication type)
  4. At the end of the list, click Refine

SciFinder Limit Results to Journals Only


If you are looking at a list of references, under each title is an Other Sources link.
If you clicked on a title to see the full record, at the top center above the article title look for Link to Other Sources

SciFinder reference list Other Sources Link Scifinder full display Link to Other Sourcecs

Click on Other Sources or Link to Other Sources, and a new CAS Full Text Options comes up.

  1. In the Web-based document resources box, if there is a PDF or HTML from the Publisher link, try them first.
  2. If they aren't there/don't work/ask you to pay for content, select the Find It at Fresno State link in the Your organization's document resources box.   This will take you to our OneSearch page and either give you access to the article online, in print, or offer an Interlibrary Loan link where we will get the article for you.
    CAS Full Text Options screen

Saves your answer set

Select record(s); select summary or detailed display; use browser's print menu to print.

Save as .rtf or .pdf file on your workstation, or export to EndNote

To Email Results
Select Export and save your file as .rtf or .pdf, then email the file as an attachment.

Or, cut and paste the information you want into your email.

Use Link to copy the URL to a record or your answer set and paste it into an email.  It will take you back into SciFinder and retrieve the record/answer set.

You can email from CAS Full Text Options screen

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Fill out your contact information <continue> and your email address in the To: box <send>.

You will receive a email with the brief citation information and links back into CAS Full Text Options.

SciFinder Need-to-Know Videos

    Reference Searching

   Search for a Specific Topic
   Search by Author Name
   Understand Reference Details

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SciFinder PDF Handouts

   • How to Create a Reference Answer Set
     Search by Research Topic, Author Name, Company Name, and Document Identifier.   
   • How to Work with a Reference Answer Set 
      Analyze, Refine, and Categorize search results.
   • Reference Topic Searching: Best Practices
   • How to Print, Save, and Export

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