Tuesday, February 18, 2014

SciFinder Now Available Campus-wide

SciFinder, the premier source for chemistry and associated research, is now available campus-wide thanks to the CCU Chemistry Department. Chemical Abstracts Service, the producer of SciFinder, recently changed the limitations on this resource from a single user to an unlimited number of users on the CCU campus. 

The database is available via a link on the library's Database Finder. Unlike other databases, access to SciFinder is a 2-step process. First, users must register with SciFinder to create an account with a unique username and password. Registration must be completed on campus and users must use their CCU email address to successfully create an account. 

Once registration confirmation has been received by email, users can use their newly created login credentials to start searching. SciFinder is available only on-campus at this time.

What’s unique about SciFinder? In addition to finding articles, conference proceedings and other research in the sciences, users can search by chemical structure, molecular formula, chemical property or reaction structure to get research and reaction information on a substance or process.

Check out the library’s guide to SciFinder for more information.

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