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Pharmacy Databases Tutorials: SciFinder


Why SciFinder?

SciFinder is used to access information in selected Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) databases: CAPlus, CARegistry, CAREACTS, CHEMCATS, and CHEMLISTS, plus Medline (1946-present). It permits searching in a variety of ways: author name, research topic, substance identifier (CAS Registry Number, chemical name), chemical structure/substructure, or chemical reaction.

Accessing SciFinder

SciFinder requires users to create an individual SciFinder account. See the SciFinder User Registration Guide for more information. Once you have registered, go to SciFinder to sign in. SIGN OUT when you conclude your session. If you do not sign out, your seat remains unavailable to other users, even though your session is inactive. Closing your browser does not terminate your session.

Video Tutorials

Three minutes of practical, real-world applications of SciFinder features and capabilities.(Special thanks to Dr. Michael Christiansen of Utah State University for his contributions to these videos.)

Structure Searching

Reaction Searching

Reference Searching