Searching by DOI (Digital Object Identifier):
There are two tools you can use to draw structures or reactions in SciFiner-n:
When using Draw Tools your results will be organized by
Use the Draw Tool in tandem with a Reference Search!
You're results will include articles on your structure having to do with the search term you included
For example: upload ibuprofen and type "pain management" into the search bar before hitting search
SciFinder-n includes tools for searching patents as well.
SciFinder-n can also be used to search for proteins, protein strings, and nucleotide strings.
There are three types of Biosequence searches:
Take advantage of the filters to the left of your result list to filter out the results you don't need. This will make it easier to see the most relevant results to your topic. Here are some particularly useful tips for organizing your results:
Search within Results: Do your search in References, then scroll to the bottom of the left side bar in your results list and click Search within Results. Type in a second term to quickly and effectively narrow your search.
An example would be to search "Decomposition" and then search within results for "Paper" to get all the results that focus specifically on the decomposition of paper.
Intersect Saved Results: Try the below example to recreate this intersection. This strategy will combine the results lists of two separate searches you've done.
A. Search Decomposition, select References, Save the search.
B. Do a new search for Paper, select References, Save the search.
C. Go to Saved Searches by clicking on the Star at the top of the screen.
D. Check you two saved searches and click Combine.
E. Select Intersect to get a list of results that show up in both searches
F. Select your two seaches and click View Results
Use the draw tool. You can do a reference query and also draw a structure with the draw tool. Your results will include both.
Here's an example: Search pain management in the reference query, and use the draw tool to include an image of ibuprofen.
SciFinder-n now lets you search using Boolean Operators: AND, OR, and NOT. These help you organize your keywords and expand or narrow your search.
|Use AND to get more specific results
bleaching AND pulp
|Use OR to broaden/expand a search with related terms
pulp OR paper
Mix and match: (pulp OR paper) AND bleach*
Image credit: "Logic Gates.svg" by HereToHelp, licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0, is available via Wikimedia Commons. Nancy R. Curtis cropped images from original graphic, and modified colors to accommodate color vision disabilities.
|Doesn't intuit grammatical variations of terms||Create a List of Search Terms with possible variations ahead of time. Then do multiple searches. Remember searching is a multi-step process!||Search freeze dried as well as freeze drying|
|Won't narrow search terms automatically||Create a List of Search Terms with possible variations ahead of time. Then do multiple searches. Remember searching is a multi-step process!||Search argon, radon, etc. as well as noble gases|
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