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SciFinder Scholar Resources

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SciFinder Scholar
Meta database Patent and Journal References from all scientific disciplines, Substance information, Chemical reactions, Regulated chemicals information, Commercially available substances. Searches simultaneously the following sources: Chemical AbstractsPlus; CAS REGISTRY; CHEMLIST; CHEMCATS -Online Chemical Catalogs File, MEDLINE and OLDMEDLINE 1958- present. Chemical Structure searches are limited to exact matches of a drawn structure as well as structure with substitution at open positions on the drawn structure.

NOTE: SciFinder Scholar is located in the CD-ROM folder found in the start menu of the public work stations.


SciFinder Web Version (1907 - Current)
Online version of SciFinder Scholar which includes access to patent and journal literature in most scientific disciplines, Substance information, chemical reactions, regulated chemicals information, commercially available substances are also available. Searches simultaneously the following sources: Chemical AbstractsPlus; CAS REGISTRY; CHEMLIST; CHEMCATS -Online Chemical Catalogs File, MEDLINE and OLDMEDLINE 1958- present. Substructure and exact structure searching are available. Use the link below to create your account.
Create SciFinder Web Version account

Databases Included in SciFinder Scholar

Search the entire Chemical Abstracts database from 1907 - present. Chemical substance information is available back to 1967. For substance information prior to 1967, use Beilstein Crossfire. SciFinder Scholar is available from 02:00 Sunday to 18:00 Saturday. The KSU subscription now includes two simultaneous seats with 24-hour access (no substructure searching is available). Content at a glance.

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Covers most substances mentioned in the literature back to 1957. Includes chemical substance information for over 42 million organic and inorganic substances and over 16 million sequences. Included in SciFinder Scholar searches.

Includes more than more than 8 million single- and multi-step reactions and more than more than 472,000 records from journal articles and patents with reaction information.

Contains current information on commercially available chemicals and their worldwide suppliers.

Chemical Abstracts Plus
Covers Agricultural Sciences, Biology and Life Sciences, Engineering Sciences, Food Sciences,General Chemistry Geological Sciences, Material Sciences, Medical Sciences, Physics, and Polymer Science. database of over 22 million records covering the chemical literature from more than 8000 journals and 150 countries. around 3.9 million patents originating from 38 countries. also includes books, technical reports, conference proceedings, and dissertations.

Contains regulatory information from Australia, Canada, Europe, Israel, Japan, Korea, Philippines, Switzerland, Taiwan, and the United States. Coverage varies.

MEDLINE (1966 - present) and OLDMEDLINE (1953-1965)

More than 12 million citations from over 3900 journals published in over 70 countries. Includes structure diagrams, registry numbers, names, molecular formulas, biosequence data, and more.

Tutorials and Instructional Resources

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Use to determine if a substance is commercially available, source, cost, regulatory status. Search by document identifier to locate substance.

Search for a topic and analyze the results to determine competitors, patent holders, and more.

Search for literature written by a specific author.

Instructions for using SciFinder Scholar to search by substance name or CAS registry number or some other substance identifier.

Search for information about a substance by using its chemical structure.

Combine chemical structures and functional groups to locate information about reactions.

Use SciFinder Scholar to search for articles about a specific research topic.

Access a list of resources and tutorials for searching CAS' SciFinder Scholar database.

Strategies for searching for information about polymers.

Free tutorials that provides instruction and practice in searching SciFinder Scholar for chemistry, biology, and chemical engineering topics.

Search solutions and strategies for locating information about polymers, synthetics, and small molecules.

Use structures as a search term to locate information.

An overview of strategies for searching for synthetic pathways.