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SciFinder is made up of several interconnected databases, which include:
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• • CAS references from 1907-present, plus selected content from 1800-1906
• • MEDLINE, references to journal articles in life sciences focusing on biomedicine, from the National Library of Medicine
• CAS Registry Substance records, many with property data, spectra, and other information.
• Organic reaction records
Reference Searching Training Videos, including
• Search for a Specific Topic
• Search by Author Name
• Understand Reference Details
• 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
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• Reference Topic Searching: Best Practices
• How to Create a Substance Answer Set and How to Work with Substance Answer Sets
• How to Create a Reaction Answer Set and How to Work with Reaction Answer Sets
• How to Print, Save, and Export
Lecture Notes 11-15 on SciFInder (UCSB Library)
From Chuck Huber's CHEM 184/284 (Chemical Literature) course guide.
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:
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
Click on Other Sources or Link to Other Sources, and a new CAS Full Text Options comes up.
Instead, either from the Reference Detail page in SciFinder, OR from the Results list where you have selected multiple references...
1. Select Export at the top right of the SciFInder results list
2. In For: Citation Manager select Citation export format (*.ris)
3. In Details: File Name * give it a name you'll recognize
4. Click Export
5a. 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
6. Check and edit the imported information, the Issue field usually has an error
(the copyright information appears there instead of the issue number):
1. Follow the instructions for exporting your citations into EndNote fromSciFInder,
except Save the file instead of opening it with EndNote
2. In EndNote Web: Click the Collect tab
3. Select Import References from the menu header
4. Next to File: click Browse, then select your file and click <Open>
5. By Import Option:
for SciFinder files, select SciFinder (CAS)
6. By To: select a group or create a new group for your references
7. Click Import
8. Click the My References tab, then on the group to see your added references
1. Select records:- click the box(es) left of titles
2. Click on Export (on the right in the gray header above your search results)
3. Three columns appear:
3a. Under Export, select what to export
3b. Under For: Citation Manager select either Citation export format (*.ris) or Tagged format (*.txt)
3c. Under Detail, accept the default name or rename
4. Click on Export
5. Under Open with/Choose, select EndNote and click on OK/Open
6. If EndNote wants you to Choose an Import Filter box, select SciFinder (CAS)
7. Click on Choose/OK