About This Guide
This guide lists detailed information about accessing, troubleshooting, and training for SciFinder, the end-user online version of Chemical Abstracts. SciFinder is the most important resource for finding chemical information.
I am indebted to Teri Vogel at the University of California at San Diego for allowing me to use her excellent guide as a template.
SciFinder Mobile - New
Access SciFinder from your mobile device: author, keyword, chemical name/RN searches.
With SciFinder Mobile you can:
- find references to published research for a topic of interest
- find information on a substance of interest, including nomenclature, molecular formula, and properties
- find references to published research from a scientist or company of interest
- Draw structures.
- See the complete Registry records or CAS references.
- Link out to article text.
- Create new answer sets or Keep Me Posteds.
- Limit, analyze or refine searches, see cited/citing references, etc.
- Mark, email or otherwise save any references of interest, or any other “synching” between the mobile and regular web versions.
Login to SciFinder
USA shares 3 simultaneous SciFinder logins with 5 other schools. This means that at most, only 3 people can use SciFinder at once.
New to SciFinder?
Register for access : users must register with CAS and receive a login name and password.
Who can use SciFinder
SciFinder is restricted to USA faculty, staff and students. Unlike most of our other electronic resources, there is no walk-in access available for non-USA affiliates on any library computer.
Non-USA patrons are welcome to use the print Chemical Abstracts available in the Marx Library Reference Department. There is also a pay-as-you-go online version for non-USA end users. See the Chemical Abstracts tab for details on these options.