How to search for chemical information using SciFinder, find full-text and evaluate articles.
Last Updated: Apr 12, 2017
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.
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
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.
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.