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Librarian for Research Services

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Michael White
Douglas Library, Room 520

Overview of SciFinder-n

SciFindern is the new version of SciFinder Classic. It is very similar in terms of content and search functions. Depending on your research needs, SciFindern is complementary to other research databases such as Compendex, Inspec, MEDLINE, Scopus, and Web of Science.  

Please note that SciFinder Classic was decommissioned on August 31, 2022. See the "Migrating" section below for detailed information on how to migrate your saved SciFinder searches and alerts to SciFindern.


SciFinderContent Summary

Substances (CAS Registery®) 219 million organic and inorganic substances and 75 million protein and nucleic acid sequences, many with experimental and predicted property data and spectra.
References 57 million references from the chemical literature, including patents, dating back to 1907. Selected coverage prior to 1907. Also includes 33 million references from MEDLINE, the biomedical literature database.
Reactions 150 million single- and multi-step reactions published in journals, patents, dissertations, and other sources since 1840.
Suppliers Millions of commercially available chemical products sourced from the catalogues of hundreds of global suppliers. 
Regulations 400,000 regulated chemical substances sourced from national and international inventories and lists.


New Features in SciFindern

ChemDoodle A touch-friendly structure editor for phones and tablets. Structures drawn in ChemDoodle will be the same in CAS Draw, and vice versa.
MethodsNow This module contains step-by-step procedures and protocols sourced from journal articles and patents. It can be accessed in the "Experimental Protocols" section of a reaction.
PatentPak Search and access 18 million full-text patents.
Retrosynthesis Planner This module allows you to generate a full retrosynthetic analysis of all known synthetic routes for a given molecule, organize the information into an easy-to-read synthetic plan, and access commercial availability and pricing.