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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I download a paper?
Click Full text next to a search result, then FindIt@GSU. Make sure your browser is allowing popups. More Info

I want papers on the synthesis of a substance. How do I find them?
You have several choices:
1. In the Substance Editor, select Drawing Editor: Reaction, then use the Reaction Role tool to assign the substance as a product. More Info
2. Search for a substance, then select Get Reactions on the results screen. Select reactions where the substance is a product. More Info

Can I search for a substance without drawing it?
Yes, you can search by name (including brand name) or formula. More Info

Can I import a drawing from ChemDraw?
Yes. Save the drawing as .mol and select the Open icon in the Substance Editor.

What Is SciFinder?

SciFinder provides access to chemical, biomedical, and other scientific information including patents. It searches 5 Chemical Abstracts Service databases and MEDLINE. SciFinder can be searched by topic, by substance, or by chemical reaction.

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