This guide will walk you through the steps necessary to complete your assignment. If you have any questions, please contact your librarian for assistance.
If this is your first time using SciFinder, you must register for an account first. You must be on campus and use your University of Iowa email address (@uiowa.edu) to register. After you submit your registration form, CAS will send you an e-mail with instructions for completing the registration process. This email should arrive within 30 minutes, if not, check your spam folder.
If you have followed the instructions above, but you're having problems registering for a SciFinder account, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 800-753-4227.
1. Login to SciFinder and use the Research Topic search to enter your keywords.
2. Use the Refine options on the left hand side to narrow your results by Document Type: Journal, Publication Year, etc. (recommended)
3. Use the Analyze option to analyze your results by Journal Name. (optional)
It's important to read research articles carefully and critically. Research articles are typically written for a very specialized audience. If you're unsure of any terminology, look it up in a reference book like A Dictionary of Chemistry.
See your assignment for details.