SciFinder n is a research tool providing access to Chemical Abstracts databases which index a wide range of international literature in chemistry and diverse scientific fields including biology, engineering, physics, geology and material sciences. Major coverage includes journal articles, patents, dissertations, conference proceedings, as well as over 30 million substance records in the CAS Registry database. SciFinder can be searched by topic, author name, or by substance name, chemical structure, reactions, formulas or CAS Registry numbers. Commercial and regulated chemical information is included in SciFinder database content. Linking to full text articles in certain journals to which the library subscribes is an added feature.
Sciences and social sciences journal article citations. Searchable by author affiliation and citation count. CogPrints
US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)
European Patent Office
Japan Patent Office
World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
UK Intellectual Property Office
Medical research journal articles. National Library of Medicine's version of Medline. Mid 1950s to present general science
health care system
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This research worksheet can help you organize both your searches and their results. To use this, you will need to make a personal copy. And even if you don't use THIS sheet, it should give you a pretty solid idea about the kinds of things you will need to keep track of as you move through this project.
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Decide on a Thesis Format EARLY in the Process:
You will save yourself A LOT of work and hassle if you talk with your thesis adviser and decide on a structure for you thesis very early in the process. The library provides an example of one possible structure you might follow. You adviser might not like this format at all, but at the very least it gives you a concrete example to discuss.