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This guide will introduce you to using SciFinder for performing literature searches in the fields of chemistry and biochemistry. For structure searching using SciFinder, please contact a member of the Chemistry Department, or see SciFindern's short training video.
If you need in-depth assistance or have questions about any of the resources mentioned in the guide, please contact Hannah Cabullo, the subject librarian for the Chemistry Department.
First-time users: See the box below for information on how to create your SciFinder account, which you'll need in order to use SciFinder.
SciFinder is the main research tool for chemistry; it's up-to-date and extensive. It is:
A reference database for chemistry and related science literature, including journal articles, dissertations, and patents. (It links out to full text, but does not include the full text itself.)
A substance database, with information including chemical structures, chemical names, properties, and more
A reaction database, with chemical reaction information including reaction schemes, experimental procedures, conditions, yields, and more.
SciFindern is the new SciFinder platorm -- along with a new interface, the search also works a bit differently. You can access it with your same SciFinder username and password.
Our access to the legacy SciFinder platform ended as of December 31, 2021.