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Effective June 30, 2011

The client-based version of SciFinder will no longer function. See the information
below about registering for the web-based version.

Are you looking for chemistry information?

For example ...

  • Articles and other literature in any area of chemistry and related fields
  • Substances that contain a partial structure you create with a structure drawing tool
  • Reactions in which a substance of interest is a reagent, product, catalyst, etc.
  • Chemistry-related patents from around the world

SciFinderSciFinder is the primary database to use for all of these needs. It has more than 100 million records for articles and other publications, patents and substance and reaction data. SciFinder can be searched by topic, substance or reaction. Coverage is from 1907 to the present, with some older content.

SciFinder has a web version which is being updated regularly. CAS recently announced that the client software will no longer be supported as of June 30, 2011. We recommend that users register for the web version and begin exploring it soon. For more information about registering for SciFinder's web version, click here.

Only a limited number of users can use SciFinder simultaneously: if you try to login unsuccessfully (after having registered), please wait a few minutes and try again.

Questions about this resource may be directed to the chemistry library liaison, Rosemary Del Toro, (414) 288-3944. The chemistry research guide also has links to more information about SciFinder, including basic search and how-to guides as well as instructions for advanced-level searches, for example small molecule searching, and synthetic or polymer chemicals.