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December 2009

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SciFinder Scholar Has a New Interface

The Research Medical Library provides access to the Chemical Abstracts Service databases through SciFinder Scholar. Chemical Abstracts is one of the world's largest and most up-to-date collections of chemical information, with nearly 16 million abstracts of journal articles, patents, and more.  Using SciFinder Scholar, you can access:

  • More than 21 million single- and multi-step reactions
  • More than 2 billion predicted and experimental properties
  • The CAS REGISTRY"SM" database - the original source and final authority for CAS Registry Numbers - updated daily
  • All patent records, meeting CAS selection criteria, from 9 of the major patent offices are available online within 2 days of the patents' issuance
  • Sequences combined from CAS and GenBank databases, which are indexed and linked to scientific journal and patent literature

Starting in January 2010, SciFinder Scholar has a new interface.  The previous client software will be replaced by a web-based interface.  The new interface requires no software installation; however, you will be required to complete a one-time registration.  To register for your personal SciFinder Scholar account, visit: http://www3.mdanderson.org/library/databases/scifinder.html

If you have questions about accessing the SciFinder Scholar database, please contact the Research Medical Library at RML-Help@mdanderson.org.


EndNote Webinars

EndNote offers monthly live webinar classes free of charge.  Webinar attendance is limited and reservations are required.  For December, the following webinars may be on interest:

Working with Journal Names. 
Tuesday, December 8, 2009 from 1:00-1:30.  Register here: http://sn.im/teidu

EndNote Web for EndNote Users. 
Wednesday, December 9, 2009 from 5:30PM-6:30PM.  Register here: http://sn.im/teif9
Monday, December 21, 2009 from 12:00PM-1:00PM. Register here: http://sn.im/teifx

For a complete list of EndNote webinars and tutorials, visit http://www.endnote.com/training/.


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