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SciFinder Scholar: SciFinder now available on your Cell phone!

SciFinder Scholar is a web-based interface to the world's largest database of chemistry literature, Chemical Abstracts.
URL: http://guides.lib.uci.edu/scifinder

SciFinder on you Cell Phone

CAS have developed a version of SciFinder for smartphones.

  •  It works on the various mobile devices (iPod Touch, iPhone, Android, Blackberry). 
  • Just go to scifinder.cas.org and it’ll detect the mobile version—except on iPads.
  • Login with your username/password are required

BUT

  • It does not require IP authentication!
  • Usage does not count toward our 36 concurrent user seats!

On iPads it will go to the full version, so SciFinder here does require IP authentication and it counts toward our concurrent usage.

Providing you’ve registered to use the web version of SciFinder (and if you haven’t please visit the Library’s SciFinder page)  you can log into your account from your smartphone via scifinder.cas.org/mobile whether on, or off campus and access the mobile friendly SciFinder interface.

Best of all, using the mobile version will not count towards our current seat allocation, so you can do a quick search from your mobile even if all our seats are being used.

SciFinder mobile can do the following :

Explore by Research Topic. Locate information on a specific area of research

Explore by Substance Identifier. Search for substances of interest to retrieve information such as molecular formula, predicted properties, and experimental properties

Explore by Author Name. Enter an author’s name to retrieve links to their published research

Explore by Company Name. Find research and patents issued by a particular company, academic institution, or government organization

Review Keep Me Posted Alerts.* Stay up-to-date with the latest articles or patents found via your SciFinder Keep Me Posted alerts

Review Saved Answers.* Retrieve previously saved SciFinder search results on your smartphone

* From alerts and answer sets created in the web version of SciFinder only

(Please note: you will be limited to no more than 100 detailed substance or reference displays per individual user per day.)

What you cannot do at this time (I expect some of these will be in future version depending on feedback from users)

  • Anything having to do with structures, of course
  • See complete Registry records or CAS references
  • Link out to article text
  • Create new answer sets or KMPs
  • Limit, analyze or refine searches, cited/citing references, etc.
  • Mark, email or otherwise save any references of interest, or any other “synching” between the mobile and regular web versions.

 

CAS are eager to get feedback, so do let me know what you think of the mobile version of SciFinder by emailing mcbrown@uci.edu

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SciFinder on you Cell Phone

Scifinder Scholar    CAS have developed a version of SciFinder for smartphones.

  •  It works on the various mobile devices (iPod Touch, iPhone, Android, Blackberry, Windows 7). SciFinder Mobile on smartphones with any of the following mobile platforms/operating systems:
    • Apple iOS
    • Google Android OS
    • Nokia Maemo and Symbian OS
    • RIM BlackBerry OS
    • Windows Phone 7 OS
  •  Just go to scifinder.cas.org and it’ll detect the mobile version—except on iPads.
  •  Login with your username/password are required

BUT

  • It does not require IP authentication!
  • Usage does not count toward our 36 concurrent user seats!

On iPads it will go to the full version, so SciFinder here does require IP authentication and it counts toward our concurrent usage.

Providing you’ve registered to use the web version of SciFinder (and if you haven’t please visit the Library’s SciFinder page)  you can log into your account from your smartphone via scifinder.cas.org/mobile whether on, or off campus and access the mobile friendly SciFinder interface.

Best of all, using the mobile version will not count towards our current seat allocation, so you can do a quick search from your mobile even if all our seats are being used.

SciFinder mobile can do the following :

Explore by Research Topic. Locate information on a specific area of research

Explore by Substance Identifier. Search for substances of interest to retrieve information such as molecular formula, predicted properties, and experimental properties

Explore by Author Name. Enter an author’s name to retrieve links to their published research

Explore by Company Name. Find research and patents issued by a particular company, academic institution, or government organization

Review Keep Me Posted Alerts.* Stay up-to-date with the latest articles or patents found via your SciFinder Keep Me Posted alerts

Review Saved Answers.* Retrieve previously saved SciFinder search results on your smartphone

* From alerts and answer sets created in the web version of SciFinder only

(Please note: you will be limited to no more than 100 detailed substance or reference displays per individual user per day.)

What you cannot do at this time (I expect some of these will be in future version depending on feedback from users)

  •  Anything having to do with structures, of course
  •  See complete Registry records or CAS references
  •  Link out to article text
  •  Create new answer sets or KMPs
  •  Limit, analyze or refine searches, cited/citing references, etc.
  •  Mark, email or otherwise save any references of interest, or any other “synching” between the mobile and regular web versions.

 

CAS are eager to get feedback, so do let me know what you think of the mobile version of SciFinder by emailing mcbrown@uci.edu

 

 

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