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SciFinder Guide

Introducing SciFInder-n

Attention: Beginning January 2020, MSU Libraries will no longer support  this version of SciFinder (SciFinder Classic) and will be transitioning to a new version - SciFinder-n. SciFinder-n provides many of the same search capabilities as SciFinder with a new search interface.

If you already have a SciFinder account, you do not need to create a new one and should be able to log in to the new version.

For more information and to begin using the new version, please see the following guide:


Connect to SciFinder

For help with SciFinder contact Erika Weir, the subject specialist librarian for Chemistry. Research consultation appointments are available upon request.

Databases Included:

  • CAPlus - bibliographic entries from Chemical Abstracts back to 1907.  Over 1,500 core chemical journals are included, as well as patents, books, conference proceedings, etc.  Link out to OLinks to connect to electronic full text or check for print holdings.

  • MEDLINE - bibliographic entries in the medical sciences back to 1949
  • CAS REGISTRY - Chemicals and biochemical sequences searchable by name, number, formula, or structure, with experimental and predicted property data.

  • CHEMLIST - Registry of regulated chemicals.

  • CHEMCATS - Chemical supplier catalogs.

  • CASREACT - Individually indexed reaction schemes back to 1840.

General information about SciFinder is available on the CAS website.

Quick Access to SciFinder Web Version

Already registered? Click here to access SciFinder on the Web!

If you haven't registered, please see the Registration and How To Log In tab!

Information Retrieval: SciFinder

SciFinder Help!

On-demand SciFinder resources(short tutorials)  Learn substance, reaction, reference searching and more!

AND don't forget about upcoming e-seminars!! 

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