Skip to Questions

Ask-A-Librarian - Need help? Just Ask!


How can I find information about an author in SciFinder?

Last Updated: Jun 30, 2017  |  78 Views
Topics: Databases

Was this helpful? 0   0


Get a list of all of an author's references

  1. Log in to SciFinder. Click here for help finding a database.
    1. If you have never used SciFinder before, click "SciFinder (New User Registration)" to create an account.
    2. If you already have a SciFinder account, click "SciFinder (Registered Users)."
  2. Under "References" on the left side of the screen, click "Author Name." Enter the author's name, then click search.
    1. The more information you provide, the more specific your results will be.
    2. Check "Look for alternate spellings of the last name" if you aren't sure about the spelling of the name.
  3. The next screen will give you a list of all the names that match your search. Choose the name(s) you want to research.
  4. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click "Get References."

You may want to view the full text of the articles to find more information about the author.

Analyze your results

You can use the "Analyze" tab on the left side of the screen to get more information about the references in your list. Use the "Analyze by" drop-down menu to choose the way you want to analyze your results. For example, you can choose "Company-Organization" to find the companies associated with the references in your list.

Refine your results

You can use the "Refine" tab on the left side of the screen to narrow down your results. Use the buttons to choose the criteria you want to use to refine your results. More options or fields will appear based on the button you choose.

**You may want to view the full text of articles because they may include more details about the author.

Answered by Chris SharpeBookmark and Share

Other Answers / Comments (0)

    More Ways to Ask

    Walk in green person picture
    Walk-In Help:
    Monday-Friday 9AM-5PM
    Ground Floor Library, G16 (Kennesaw)
    First Floor Library, C125 (Marietta)
    appointment calendar picture
    Research Appointment:
    Schedule Appointment
    (72 Hours Advance Notice)
    Call Us:
    Monday-Friday 9AM-5PM
    470-578-6325 (Kennesaw)
    470-578-7471 (Marietta)
    Via SMS:
    TXT your question
    to 770-983-6547

    Live Chat


    Browse by Popular Topics

    Archives  –  Books  –  Circulation Policy  –  Citation  –  Computers  –  D2L Brightspace  –  Databases  –  Digital Commons  –  Directional  –  Electronic Books  –  Employment  –  Faculty Services  –  GIL Express  –  Government Documents  –  Interlibrary Loan  –  Library Catalog  –  Library Instruction  –  Library Policy  –  Locations  –  Microfilm  –  Newspapers  –  Passwords  –  Printing  –  Publishing  –  Reference  –  RefWorks  –  Repository  –  Research Guides  –  Research Help  –  Reserves  –  Services  –  Study Rooms  –  Technology  –  Testing  –  TRAC  –  Visitors  
    View All Topics

    Related content from Research Guides