SciFinder is a research discovery tool that allows individuals to explore literature from many scientific disciplines including chemistry, biomedical sciences, engineering, materials science, agricultural science, and other fields. Supporting its specific strength in chemistry, it uniquely allows users to draw chemical structures or reactions and search on these drawings, as well as searching by chemical formula, patent information and substance identifier.
Access to this resource is limited to students, staff, and faculty of Rhode Island College.
New users must be physically on campus when they start the registration process and must use an official RIC email address (an address in the ric.edu domain) as part of their registration information. These two criteria are vital to the process which will fail without them.
You should be able to complete the registration process independently by using the instructions below labelled How to Register to Use SciFinder Scholar at Rhode Island College.
However, if you have any questions or difficulties at any point, please contact Adams Library Reference Department (RefDesk=456-8125; Text a Librarian=401-309-0590; Chat and Research Support= http://ric.libanswers.com/) or Prof. Tish Brennan (456-2810; firstname.lastname@example.org ) for assistance.
How to register to use Scifinder Scholar at Rhode Island College