Chapter 1. SciFinder®: Setting the Scene

  1. Damon D. Ridley

Published Online: 15 OCT 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470749418.ch1

Information Retrieval: SciFinder®, Second Edition

Information Retrieval: SciFinder®, Second Edition

How to Cite

Ridley, D. D. (2009) SciFinder®: Setting the Scene, in Information Retrieval: SciFinder®, Second Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470749418.ch1

Author Information

  1. School of Chemistry, The University of Sydney, Australia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 OCT 2009
  2. Published Print: 16 OCT 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470712474

Online ISBN: 9780470749418



  • SciFinder® - setting the scene;
  • ‘quick and simple’ search on inhibitors of α-carbonic anhydrase from Helicobacter pylori;
  • different search interfaces and databases and different search strategies;
  • search question and concepts (inhibitors, α-carbonic anhydrase, and Helicobacter pylori);
  • options to get initial answers through SciFinder;
  • getting the initial answers;
  • SciFinder's Explore References: Research Topic screen;
  • Research Topic Candidates screen;
  • screen providing access to full list of index terms;
  • six databases in SciFinder


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • ‘I Just Want to Do a Quick and Simple Search on …’

  • The SciFinder Way

  • Looking Ahead