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SciFinder Quick Start
SciFinder ® retrieves information contained in databases produced by Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) as well as in the MEDLINE ® database of the National Library of Medicine (NLM). CAS Databases searched include: CAplus (journal literature), CAS Registry (substances), CAS React (chemical synthesis information), CHEMLIST (regulated chemicals), CHEMCATS (Chemical Suppliers), MARPAT (patent information), and CIN (industry news). That means you can search for references in the literature, for chemical substances, or for chemical reactions.
A Council of Prairie and Pacific University Libraries (COPPUL) initiative
You must create a free user account (see link below) before using SciFinder ® . This must be done from on-campus using your Uleth email address.
Access research from many scientific disciplines including chemistry, biomedical sciences, engineering, materials science, agricultural science, and more. Explore:
references from over 10,000 currently published journals and patent information from more than 50 active patent issuing authorities
complete coverage of chemistry and the life sciences
important scientific discoveries from the present to the mid-1800s
the latest scientific breakthroughs in chemistry research
organic and inorganic substance information
For assistance using SciFinder, please consult the guide,
Create your free SciFinder User Account
Before you can access SciFinder, you must create your free account from on campus only. Doing so will allow you to use SciFinder from both on and off campus.
SciFinder: Core Journals
View the list of core journals indexed in CAPlus, the bibliographic (journal) database in SciFinder. CAS indexes more than 1500 key journals dating back to 1907.
SciFinder: Vendor Support and Training
Access vendor developed online training modules, how-to guides (PDF), and advanced classes and seminars in SciFinder.
SciFinder "sfr" to "akx" Conversion Tool
Convert SciFinder client files (.sfr) to SciFinder web files (.akx) using this tool.
Library staff at the Library's Information and Research Assistance Desk are available to help the hours that service point is staffed. Alternatively, you can contact the Sciences Librarian for assistance. Either works!
SciFinder in a Little More Detail
SciFinder ® is a product of Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS). It offers three ways to explore the literature in chemistry:
l. SciFinder ® is a powerful tool with a lot of richness in terms of content. This guide to its use is but a brief introduction to the too
Chemical Abstracts Service. Content.
http://www.cas.org/content (accessed 2015 January 14).
Chemical Abstracts Service. Training: SciFinder.
https://www.cas.org/training/scifinder (accessed 2015 January 14).
Garritano, J. R. Evolution of SciFinder, 2011–2013: New Features, New Content.
Science & Technology Libraries 2013, 32 (4), 346-371.