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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)
  • Biochemists
  • Chemical engineers
  • Geochemists

About SciFinder

SciFinder from Chemical Abstracts Service contains journal and patent literature (Chemical Abstracts) with references from 1907 - present, substance data (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.

Accessing SciFinder

  • 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 with your SciFinder username, and its associated @ucalgary email.


SciFinder & RefWorks

RefWorks is cancelled as of Dec. 31, 2016. See for alternatives

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