When you do any laboratory work, you need to gather your chemicals and equipment and prepare the lab before you start your experiment. The same thing is necessary when you are doing literature research.
You will be using the following library services during your literature research so make sure you have these accounts open and in good standing; these accounts are accessible under "My Accounts" on the gray navigation bar of the ASU Library's home page.
My Library Account
This account has already been set up for you; you can keep track of your checked out items, recalls, and holds, plus maintain lists of items retrieved from ASU Library's catalog searches.
My Illiad Account
You must register for an ILLiad account - it is NOT connected to the asurite authorization system. The ILLiad system is used by our InterLibrary Loan & Document Delivery services which provide you with scanned copies of journal articles and book chapters either not owned by the ASU Library or which are only located in print on another ASU campus. You may also request to borrow books not owned by ASU from other libraries.
You will also need to set up a SciFinderaccount if you have not already done so. SciFinder is THE database for finding chemical information; if you continue in chemistry you will find that both instructors and employers expect you to be proficient with using SciFinder.
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