SciFinder from Chemical Abstracts Service contains journal and patent literature (Chemical Abstracts) with references from 1907 - present, substance and property data (CAS REGISTRY), chemical reactions (CASREACT), chemical regulatory data (CHEMLIST), and chemical suppliers (CHEMCATS). It also contains the tables of contents of over 1700 journals. It is the online version of Chemical Abstracts, which ceased publication in 2009.
When to Use SciFinder?
- If you are looking for journal articles, patents, conference proceedings on a topic
- For synthetic pathways
- For physical properties of substances (try the structure editor)
Who Should Use SciFinder?
- Chemists (organic, inorganic, physical)
- Chemical engineers
- Access SciFinder
- Create an Account: You will need to create an account (free for students, faculty, and staff) to access SciFinder Web.
The account must be created on-campus with a U of C email address.
Once your account is created, you can access it from anywhere with an Internet connection.
- To create an account, go to the Login Information page
- Having trouble with the SciFinder password recovery utility? SciFinder may have deactivated your account - this happens if you haven’t used SciFinder in over 18 months. To reinstate it, email firstname.lastname@example.org with your SciFinder username, and its associated @ucalgary email.
- SciFinder Web guides & training (CAS site)
SciFinder Guides & System Help
SciFinder Web guides & training (CAS site)
University of Texas SciFinder Help & FAQ Excellent resource with many search tips (salts, polymers, language, refine, analyze, ...)
System requirements (OS, browser)
Schedule of availability SciFinder is essentially available 24/7 with a few exceptions (for database maintenance)
SciFinder & RefWorks
RefWorks is cancelled as of Dec. 31, 2016. See http://libguides.ucalgary.ca/citationtools for alternatives
To import into RefWorks 1. Export to the desktop Check references you wish to save and click Export Save as Tagged Format (*.txt). 2. Import into RefWorks Login to RefWorks Go to References --> Import Choose CAS SciFinder as your Import Filter Choose CAPlus as your Database Browse to and choose the file saved in step 1
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