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Premiere bibliographic and reference research tool for research in chemistry and marine sciences. SciFinder can be searched by research topic, substance identifier, chemical structure, chemical reaction, and/or author's name.

SciFinder is the proprietary online version of Chemical Abstracts, and includes 16 million abstracts of journal articles and patents extending back to 1907, and 22 million substance and 33 million sequence records of the CAS Registry.

An interface for searching six integrated bibliographic, substance, and reaction databases, SciFinder can be searched by research topic, substance identifier, chemical structure, chemical reaction, and/or author's name. In addition to chemistry and biochemistry, it includes coverage in the areas of agricultural sciences, biology and life sciences, engineering sciences, food sciences, geological sciences, material sciences, medical sciences, physics, and polymer science.

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Bibliographic Databases

  1. Chemical Abstracts Plus (CAplus) - literature (journals, patents, proceedings, etc.) from 1907 to the present (more ...)
     
  2. Medline - biomedical literature from 1950 to the present (more ...)
     

Substance Databases

  1. CAS Registry - Structure database for finding chemical substances from 1957 to the present (more ...)
  2. CHEMLIST - regulatory information from 1979 to the present (more ...)
  3. CHEMCATS - chemical source information (more ...)
     

Reaction Database

  1. CASREACT - Reaction information on single and multi-step reactions (more ...)
     

Other

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  • Research Topic - "How to" from CAS.
  • Chemical Structure - "How to" from CAS.
  • Substructure - "How to" from CAS.
  • Structure Similarity - "How to" from CAS.
  • Reaction - "How to" from CAS.
  • Molecular Formula - "How to" from CAS.
  • Author Name - "How to" from CAS.
  • Company Name - "How to" from CAS.

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  • Substance Identifier - "How to" from CAS.
  • Citation / Paten Information - "How to" from CAS.

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  • Journal Table of Contents - "How to" from CAS.

Marking and Exporting Records

As you go through your results, you may mark those records of interest. To view only those records you have marked, go to Tools and click on Keep References. Be sure to save these records (how?) before starting a new search (task). All results from a previous "task" are lost when you begin a new one.

Acknowledgments
This guide is based on the "Introduction to SciFinder Scholar 2006" guide from Oregon State University.

 

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Chemical Abstracts Service