Stonehill has access to SciFinder Scholar, “the world’s most comprehensive and authoritative source of references, substances and reactions in chemistry and related sciences,” but you may wonder why this resource is worth using. Or you may have visited SciFinder in the past and found the webpage difficult to use. But we have good news! SciFinder has recently upgraded its interface to make it even more efficient.
SciFinder Scholar also put together a panel of experts who explained why using SciFinder Scholar was such an essential tool for research. According to Dr. Erik Villamena from The Ohio State University, “You’re not doing research if you’re not using SciFinder.” To hear more from the experts, watch the full short video.
SciFinder Scholar enables you to search for substances, reactions, and patent and journal references anytime, anywhere, when you use it through the Stonehill system. It enables you to make better decisions based on solid research conducted by eminent scientists all over the world. It helps you save time by pointing you to the most relevant answers to your research questions.
SciFinder scholar enables you to explore substances, reactions and references in a comprehensive collection of resources. This enables you to quickly and efficiently use your time by focusing on just the best answers. It lets you better plan your time, and use your lab time more efficiently. You can also collaborate with classmates and professors and stay current on the latest research on your topic.
To Access SciFinder Scholar, click on the Electronic Resources tab on the Library homepage. Click on the “S” tab, and then select SciFinder. There is a one-time registration you must complete to create your own personal username and password for the system.
To learn more about using SciFinder in a sophisticated way, check out their fantastic tutorials. The tutorials are located at http://www.cas.org/training/scifinder. These tutorials will show you advanced features such as structure and reaction searching.
SciFinder scholar is a powerful tool which connects you with the great minds in chemistry. Take full advantage of this excellent resource.