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Get the best results: refining your reference searches

CAS SciFindern Webinar

Performing a search in CAS SciFindern is easy—but are you getting your best result? Join us as we share best practices that will help make your reference searches as effective as possible. Whether you want to broaden an insufficient answer set or refine a search the provides too many results, we’ll show you how to focus on text search results and the next steps for working with your answers. 

Note that this one hour session will be presented multiple times, so please register for the session most convenient for you.

What you will learn

  • How to use advanced search options to maximize use of concepts, keywords, and other text 
  • How to utilize the Artificial Intelligence-based technology in SciFindern to find prior art references for a given invention 
  • How to add focus to a broad search, or include more variation in your search query to achieve a more balanced result 

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Get the best results: refining your reference searches

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