SciFinder - including the new generation SciFinder-n - is the core database for chemical literature. For the most comprehensive results, depending on the topic, you may want to go beyond SciFinder. Web of Science and PubMed/PubChem are useful additional resources. While each database offers different features, these search hints apply to most:
Refine search results by adding other limits such as year, language, full text, etc.
by date, author, title, or relevance.
Look for links to view full text of articles online.
For articles that are not part of Memorial Library's collection, look for a link to request interlibrary loan. Often, these links will automatically fill in the request form for you.
In many cases, the database will provide a link to full text. But when it doesn't, or if the link doesn't work, what do you do?
►Check the Journal Locator!
Enter the title of the journal (not the article information) in the search box. Look for Full Text Available listings that include the year you need & click on the journal title.
If there's no link to full text, look for Print copies at your library. Click on the journal title & look carefully at the holdings information to determine location.
Is the journal title abbreviated?
Use the CAS Source Index (CASSI) Search Tool to quickly identify or confirm journal titles and abbreviations for chemistry publications.