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Chemistry 481: Getting Started

This guide will assist students as they are introduced to the chemical literature and literature search techniques in CHEM 481.

This guide was designed as a resource for CHEM 481. Since SciFinder and RefWorks are the most important resources used in that class, the majority of this guide is devoted to them.  Other resources for finding chemical and scientific information can be found in the Chemistry Resources library guide.

SciFinder provides easy access to information in Chemical Abstracts Services resources: journal citations and abstracts, substance data, chemical reactions, regulatory data, chemical suppliers, and biomedical literature. Register below for an individual account.

Tutorials and webinars covering a wide variety of SciFinder tools and searches are available online at any time!


Use RefWorks to keep track of resources you find in your research, and to create your bibliography when finished.

Learn more about Refworks and get the UST Refworks Group Code (login required).

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Karen Brunner
O'Shaughnessy-Frey Library
Room 115