SciFinder Scholar


The Division of Library Services is now able to offer SciFinder Scholar to remote users through the Thin Client environment.

SciFinder Scholar indexes chemical and related scientific information in the CAS and MEDLINE databases. For example you can search for a substance (Registry) and view reaction with other substances both without leaving the SciFinder Scholar database.

SciFinder Scholar enables you to:

  • Explore scientific literature by research topic
  • Identify the work of a specific author
  • Find documents published by a specific company or organisation
  • Draw a chemical structure, define its role, and find its reactions
  • Locate substance information from a CAS Registry Number or a common name
  • Locate a journal or patent when you can’t remember the details,
  • Browse Table of Contents of journals to keep up-to-date with your research
  • Draw a chemical structure and find substructures that match
  • Draw a chemical structure and find substances similar to your drawing

If you wish to know more about how to access SciFinder Scholar through the Thin Client environment you can find information at the DIT webpage for Thin Client Access.

5 thoughts

  1. Thin Client is a form of “remote” computing, it is best explained as follows:

    Normally, you might use the computer on your desktop to do all your processing ie you might use Microsoft Word to write documents and Excel for Spreadsheets. Whether it is a PC or a Mac, these programs sit on your computer and your computer does all the work to manipulate and manage your data. Sometimes you would save your documents to your own hard drive or onto a network drive (such as CSU’s S and P drives).

    Now imagine DIT provided a very large, fast and centrally located computer – a server. This server has all the software programs on it that you need, and does the same things as your PC except that you (and others) access this over a network or via the internet.

    In this case you would use your desktop computer to “view” your work on that Server. That server does all the work and your desktop computer becomes a “Thin Client Computer” (CSU Division of Information Technology, What is Thin Client, http://www.csu.edu.au/division/dit/thinclient/what_is.html).

    For more information go to http://www.csu.edu.au/division/dit/thinclient/

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