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Advanced Chemistry Lab I - 3150:380: Pre-Class Video Tutorials

SciFinder Need-To-Know: Search for a Specific Topic (video, 2:42 min.)

Watch this video first! Learn how to find information about a specific research topic, how to use CAS indexing to fine tune your search and what to do if you only need a few good references as compared to a more comprehensive answer set. adapted from CAS website. A transcript is available on YouTube.

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SciFinder Need-To-Know: Search for Specific Reactions or Reaction Type (video, 3 min.)

Learn how you can use SciFinder to find information about a specific chemical reaction or reaction type. Learn how to access associated reaction information, such as catalysts, solvents, yields, and experimental procedures. from CAS website. A transcript is available on YouTube.

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SciFinder Need-To-Know: Input Structures Using the Drawing Editor (video, 3:35 min.)

Learn to input a structure into SciFinder to conduct a substance or reaction search. You can draw a structure using the tools in SciFinder’s drawing editor, search a structure that you drew in another drawing application, or automatically draw a structure by starting with a CAS Registry Number or SMILES or InChI string from CAS website. Transcript for SciFinder Need-To-Know: Input Structures Using the Drawing Editor opens new window

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SciFinder Need-To-Know: Conduct a Substructure Search (video, 2:37 min.)

Learn how to search for a structure embedded within larger structures and the types of results you will retrieve. See how to use the show precision analysis capability to focus your results. from YouTube. A transcript is available on YouTube.

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SciFinder Need-To-Know: Conduct a Similarity Structure Search (video, 1:54 min.)

Learn how to conduct the broadest type of structure search and the types of structures you will retrieve. from YouTube. A transcript is available on YouTube.

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SciFinder Need-To-Know: Conduct an Exact Structure Search (video, 2:18 min.)

Learn how to conduct the most precise type of structure search and the types of results you will retrieve. See how to modify the search to remove salts and mixtures. from YouTube. A transcript is available on YouTube.

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Google Scholar Tutorial (video, 2:34 min.)

Learn to use Google Scholar to find scholarly articles and configure Google Scholar to get articles that the university subscribes to more easily. A transcript can be found on YouTube.

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