UNC chemistry researchers can learn advanced search strategies in a free SciFinder workshop Jan. 10 at 1 p.m. in the Health Sciences Library. A trainer from Chemical Abstracts Service, the publisher of SciFinder, will lead the workshop.
SciFinder bills itself as the world’s “largest collection of substances, reactions, and references from both journals and patents.” The online database contains:
- 38 million records in CAplus
- 78 million organic and inorganic substances
- 65 million sequences (view latest numbers)
- 70.3 million reactions (>56.8 million single- and multi-step reactions and >13.5 million synthetic preparations)
- Patents from 63 patent authorities around the world.
- 308,000 inventoried or regulated chemicals
- 71 million commercially available products
Participants will learn about tools to search, filter, analyze, and plan in order to quickly find the most relevant answers to research questions.