Chemistry 250: Inorganic and Bioinorganic Chemistry Research Guide
Professor Erich Uffelman
Prepared by Mary Abdoney, Science Librarian
- When you are finished, be sure to LOG OFF so that another person can use it!
- You must have a Scifinder account. Create this account from this page. You MUST be on campus to create your account.
- Start with a broad search, then use limits to narrow your search by topic, author, date, publication, etc.
- When searching by author, try to use the author's first initial instead of the first name.
- Many publications leave out the first name, and are therefore not searchable with the first name
- To locate an article in W&L Libraries, use the icon "Get Full Text" to search through ChemPort.
- Once you are in ChemPort, click the link "Look for the article " to locate the article via WebBridge.
- To get the bibliography of an article (very helpful information) click on the "Get Cited" icon
- To find out who is citing a particular article (very helpful to see how the topic has developed, and especially helpful if you are doing a senior thesis) click the "Get Citing" icon
- This resource allows you to search by topic, author, and do citation analysis.
- Use quotes to join terms and target your search.
- Click the "Abstract and Refs" button to read the abstract and view citation analysis.
- Click the WebBridge button to locate the article in W&L Libraries.
- To search by author, use the "Author Search" tab.
- Remember to use just the first initial, or just the last name.
- You can create a personal account in Scopus where you can save searches, set up email alerts, and preferences.
- This is helpful for long-term projects such as theses.
- Scopus User Guide (PDF)
- Scopus Tutorials