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Chemical Literature: Searching hints for Chem Abstracts

A guide for use by students in the Chemical Literature class.

Chemical Abstracts/STNext

Let's face it, chem abstracts is (probably) like nothing you've ever searched before. There are no friendly boxes to enter information into. It uses weird abbreviations, is only available at odd times, and, at the end of your session, it implies you have spent a small (or sometimes not so small), fortune.

It's OK.

Your search, while not free, didn't cost as much as it says it did and there are a lot of good resources to help you through the search process.


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Chemical Abstracts - Hints, tip and practice