What is SciFinder? How do I create a SciFinder account?

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SciFinder provides access to Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) databases including: CAPlus, CAS Registry, CASREACT, CHEMLIST, and CHEMCATS.

CAPlus, an expanded version of Chemical Abstracts, abstracts journal articles from over 10,000 journals, 1907 to the present. CAPlus also includes patents, and summaries of conference presentations. Subjects covered are biochemistry, organic chemistry, macromolecular chemistry, applied chemistry, and physical, inorganic and analytical chemistry.

CAS Registry, describes the name, synonyms, molecular formula, and structure for 55 million substances, and is the source of Registry Numbers (RN). These databases are also accessible through STN Web and other vendors.

Creating an account

From on-campus, click this link: https://scifinder.cas.org/registration/index.html?corpKey=E6D594E3X86F35055X49C75321199F0A903A
and register with a Saint Mary’s email address. You will be emailed another link to complete the registration.

SciFinder is listed on the Library’s Databases page. SciFinder Tutorials are available here.