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Chem 240T -- Chemical Biology

Dr. Kalyani Maitra's class, Fall 2022


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Lecture Notes 11-15 on SciFInder and SciFInder-n (UCSB Library)
From Chuck Huber's CHEM 184/284 (Chemical Literature) course guide. Includes tabs on SciFinder-n.

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From the References results list where you have selected multiple references...
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3. In File Name give it a name you'll recognize
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5. EITHER  Save the file. Then in Zotero, go to File—>Import and select the file from your downloads
    OR    If a popup box appears, select Zotero to open the file in your Zotero Library

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6. Check and edit the imported information in Zotero as necessary.

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