PIVOT is a software that allows you access to worldwide research funding opportunities, collaborations, and so on, you can access it at pivot.cos.com. Make sure that you enter your complete email address (including pvamu.edu) and register.
SCOPUS is literature review tool, you can access it at www.scopus.com
SciFinder is an excellent literature survey tool. PVAMU is currently using the web-based version. PC-based client has been stopped. So please register yourself here. Please keep in mind that SciFinder only works on the computers on campus due to license requirements.
Dr. Chiarella find out that this link actually works at home.
After you register, you may login here.
Please check out this "How To Use the New Features in SciFinder".
If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Fan at HJFAN@pvamu.edu.