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Coming to MU in November–Access to SciFinder-n

Starting November 1, 2020 MU researchers will have access to SciFinder-n.  SciFinder-n is a new generation of SciFinder with better functionality via mobile devices.  It includes several new tools– PatentPak, MethodsNow Synthesis and Retrosynthesis Plan. Go to the CAS website to see additional information about SciFinder-n.

Your current SciFinder ID and password will also work for SciFinder-n, however, you will need to use a different URL to access this new version. The URL for accessing SciFinder-n will be provided closer to November 1st. You can continue to use Scifinder for a while, but CAS does plan to discontinue the old platform in 2021.

CAS is offering several introductory sessions for SciFinder-n this month. See below for details. Additional training webinars will be offered in November. CAS also provides on demand Scifinder-n training resources.

SciFinder-n Introductory Training Webinars:

Get started with SciFinder-n by signing up for one of these upcoming introductory training webinars.
Learn how to use SciFinder-n for:

  • Reference searching
  • Structure searching
  • Reaction searching
  • Computer-aided retrosynthetic design

Monday, October 19th, 1:00 pm CST  or Thursday, October 22nd, 1:00 pm CST

Register for one of these workshops

Please contact Janice Dysart, Chemistry Librarian, if you have any questions about SciFinder-n.

Endnote X8 is now available at MU

Endnote X8 is now available at the Division of IT site

  • EndNote X8 is free for MU students. Log in with your pawprint to MyServices and find EndNote under "software."
  • EndNote X8 costs $30 per year for MU faculty and staff. Order EndNote here

Endnote X8 has the following upgrades:

  • X8 will allow library sharing with up to 100 other users.
  • Versions X8 and X7 will be cross compatible so X7 users can share with X8, and vice versa.
  • An activity log has been added so users can easily track changes that others are making to a shared library.
  • Icons across Mac & Windows have been updated to better represent their action.

Additional product details are available at the Endnote site along with a “What’s New in Endnote X8” video. To decide whether or not to upgrade to X8, check out a chart comparing the features of X6, X7 and X8

home Workshops Introduction to Scholarly Publishing Workshop—Recording and slides now available

Introduction to Scholarly Publishing Workshop—Recording and slides now available

A recording of the workshop, Introduction to Scholarly Publishing, held October 6, 2016 in Ellis Library, is now available.  Additionally, the detailed slides used during this event can be downloaded via Box.  Following is more information about this presentation:

Title:  Introduction to Scholarly Publishing

Presenters:  Jane Ryley, Elsevier Senior Publisher–Health Sciences
David Beversdorf, MU Associate Professor of Radiology, Neurology, and Psychology and Associate Editor of the Elsevier journal Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders.

This workshop provided an overview of the academic publishing process in the sciences and the social sciences, including best practices to get your paper published.

Topics covered:
• Targeting a journal for submission
• Manuscript development
• Submitting a paper
• Journal publishing cycle
• Editorial process
• Publication ethics
• Author rights post publication
• Getting your paper noticed