Archive for July, 2007

Need help organizing your references? Let us help!

Posted July 30th, 2007 by Remlee Green

With so much information to manage for your research, how do you keep track of all of your references? Bibliographic software can help you to:

  • import citations from your favorite databases and websites
  • build and organize bibliographies
  • format citations for papers
  • take notes on articles and save them in your collection of citations
  • save and organize pdfs, screenshots, graphs, images, and other files for your research

For more information on choosing the right software for you, and to compare the programs that are supported by the MIT Libraries, see the Overview of Bibliographic Software at MIT. To get help using particular programs, also see library guides on EndNote, RefWorks, and Zotero.logos

2007 version of SciFinder Scholar now available!

Posted July 27th, 2007 by Remlee Green

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Download SciFinder Scholar 2007 now! This version is available for both Windows/Vista & Mac OS X. SciFinder Scholar offers access to “Chemical Abstracts,” including the CAS Registry file, with over 29 million substances, and the CAPlus file, which includes patents and conference proceedings and is the most comprehensive database of all chemical literature.

New features:

  • “Categorize” allows you to sort and evaluate information in your answer sets by creating a histogram for analysis.
  • Combine a previously saved answer set with your currently active answer set. Both answer sets must be the of the same type: reference, substance, or reaction.
  • Export commercial chemicals records into Excel.
  • Explore from Substance displays

Questions or comments about SciFinder Scholar? See the Libraries’ guide on SciFinder, or ask Erja Kajosalo, the Librarian for Chemistry and Chemical Engineering!