Mendeley, SciFinder, Reaxys: Chem-Bio Library Workshops

DeVonna Gatlin, Graduate Assistant in the Chemistry-Biology Library, will present workshops on Mendeley, SciFinder, and Reaxys during the month of November.  Please register in advance at (browse by date, or search by workshop name).

Reaxys & SciFinder Basics: Substance & Property Search
November 12, 2015 (Thu), 9:30-10:30 am

  • Location: 462 Langsam Library
  • Description: Reaxys & Scifinder are search tools designed to retrieve chemical reactions, substance data, literature references, and other related information. These databases cover all aspects of chemistry and life sciences, including biochemistry, biology, pharmacology, medicine, and related disciplines. This workshop introduces several ways to search for information, including chemical structure, formula, and physical property parameters. Please register for your own account on each system before attending the workshops. Information on creating accounts can be found at and

Reaxys & Scifinder Advanced: Search Reactions & Plan your Synthesis
November 16, 2015 (Mon), 1:00-2:00 pm

  • Location: 475 Langsam
  • Description: Gain hands-on experience with advanced search techniques in the Reaxys & Scifinder search tools. Topics: 1) drawing tools for chemical reaction searching, 2) Creating alerts (e.g.: Keep-Me-Posted in Scifinder) and email notifications, 3) Using Reaxys & SciFinder to plan a synthesis project and share it with colleagues.
  • Note: If you are not familiar with drawing tools, you are encouraged to attend the “Reaxys & SciFinder Basics” workshop or to review the related database guides: and


Mendeley (Citation Management & Collaboration)
November 18, 2015 (Wed), 10:00-11:00 am

  • Location: Chem-Bio Library’s Collaborative Zone (503 Rieveschl Hall)
  • Description: Mendeley is a free citation & collaboration tool for managing and sharing research papers, discovering research data and collaborating online. Available in both desktop and web versions, Mendeley will help you create groups and communicate within the group. Topics to include: Installation, Inputting & organizing citations, Generating citations & bibliographies, Installing citation styles, and Creating groups and sharing references.  Please bring your own laptop.
  • More information on Mendeley at