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SciFinder Lunch and Learn session

Join Kelvin Smith Library for a Lunch and Learn session of SciFinder Friday, Oct. 28, from noon to 1 p.m. in Clapp Hall, Room 405.

The university’s representative from Chemical Abstracts Service will show attendees what SciFinder can do for their research.

SciFinder provides researchers with access to the world’s largest and most reliable collection of chemistry and related science (physics, medicine, polymer, geology, chemical and material engineering) information. Users can search for substances, reactions, patents and journal references.

The SciFinder workshop will provide researchers with search methodologies and strategies to help them efficiently and effectively scour the literature landscape and keep updated on the most relevant research findings in their respective fields. The workshop is applicable to both advanced and entry-level SciFinder users, but will be tailored specifically to the users’ research interests in order to provide relevant examples.

The workshop will cover:

  • SciPlanner (interactive workspace for reactions and schemes);
  • How to analyze and refine using CA control terms;
  • PatentPak PDF Viewer (and other IP searching features);
  • Analytical method and synthetic protocol search tools (MethodsNOW);
  • Substance detail enrichments (i.e. experimental data, physical prop., regulatory info, etc.);
  • Commercial supplier listings; and
  • User-specified alerts and notifications.

The event is open to the whole campus.

Pizza and drinks will be provided. Registration is available online and must be completed by Thursday, Oct. 27, at 10 a.m.

Every attendee will receive an engineering/lab composition notebook with the newest periodic table.