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The SciFinder Database: Searching for Scholarly Journal Articles - 1

 

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THE EXPLORE MENU

Shown below is SciFinder's Explore menu which lists all of the types of searches you can choose.  This guide will focus on the searches tagged with green stars.

The Explore menu

SEARCHING FOR SCHOLARLY JOURNAL ARTICLES

The default search in SciFinder is References - Research Topic.  This is what SciFinder calls its search for scholarly journal articles.

nanoparticles for drug delivery to cancer tumors

SciFinder is currently the only database we have that searches for concepts instead of words.  The sample search shown above, nanoparticles for drug delivery to cancer tumors, will retrieve everything related to those concepts even if it is spelled differently.

Search results list

Your groups of search results will be ranked by how many of the concepts appear and how closely they are associated with one another.  The first group will always be the most relevant.  Click in the box for the first group, then scroll down and click the Get References button.

Get References button

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