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SciFinder: Introduction


SciFinder is a powerful bibliographic database for chemistry and related science information, such as biomedical sciences, engineering, materials science, agricultural science, and more. It provides access to the world’s most reliable and largest collection of substances, reactions and references (from both journals and patents).

THREE core search components of SciFinder:

  • Explore References – get the information you need when you need it with our unrivaled collection of the world’s most up-to-date chemistry and related science information found in journals, patents, dissertations and more. SciFinder is the only source that brings you information from early discovery through clinical trials with the combined coverage of CAplusSM and MEDLINE®.
  • Explore Substances – access the world’s most trusted resource for substance information including chemical structures, chemical names, CAS Registry Numbers®, properties, commercial availability and regulatory information.
  • Explore Reactions – find dependable and current chemical reaction information from our extensive databases including reaction schemes, experimental procedures, conditions, yields, solvents, catalysts as well as commercial availability of substances with direct links to leading producer and supplier sites.

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In order to access SciFinder, it is necessary to first create your own SciFinder personal account (see Create a SciFinder personal account).


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