Monday, October 13, 2008

SciFinder Scholar installed on two public workstations

SciFinder Scholar, a unique database that allows you to explore chemical literature, substances, and reactions, is now available at two workstations at the library. These workstations have been designated as "priority workstations", so that users who want to search the SciFinder Scholar database can have priority. SciFinder serves the biomedical sciences, chemistry, engineering, materials science, and related disciplines.

If you'd like to use SciFinder Scholar from your own computer, you must first install the SciFinde software onto your computer. This is only done once and only takes a couple of minutes. You'll need a valid connection to the SciFinder database, either by being on campus or by setting up a VPN connection if you're located off-campus. Instructions for downloading the SciFinder scholar software are located here.

The library's site license only allows one simultaneous user at a time. Therefore, if you're unable to connect, try again later. Also, please remember to disconnect from SciFinder when you're done so that someone else can use it.

To find out what SciFinder has to offer you, check out the SciFinder product overview.

If you have any questions about SciFinder Scholar, please contact a Reference and Research Services Librarian.

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