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CHEM 230L - Organic Chemistry (fall 2016)  

How to search for chemical information using SciFinder, find full-text and evaluate articles.
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CHEM 230L-Library Support-Exp. 9

This guide will help you use SciFinder to find an article that describes a lab purification procedure. Students will summarize the purification procedure in their lab report. 


Steps for Success

1. Register for a SciFinder account

2. Sign-in to SciFinder to discover chemistry related articles and chemical information

3. Search SciFinder to find articles describing purification of an organic compound using chromatography

4. Refine results and locate full-text of articles


Need help with SciFinder or finding articles?

Contact your librarians:

Doug DeChow,

Linda Galloway,


1. Register for SciFinder

SciFinder is a research database that provides access to research from many scientific disciplines, especially chemistry. Before using SciFinder for the first time, you need to register for an account.


2. Sign-in to SciFinder


3. Search SciFinder

Search SciFinder using the features found in 'Advanced Search'. For example, if you want to find journal articles in English, choose:
‘Document Types’ – JOURNAL
‘Languages’ – ENGLISH.


4. Refine Results and Find full-text


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