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Accessing SciFinder Web
SciFinder Web allows you to search Chemical Abstracts, REGISTRY, and CASREACT. You can search a variety of ways: by topic, author, chemical structure, and chemical identification term.
The first time you try to access SciFinder Web, you will need to create an account, so click on the Register Now button and go through the registration process. NOTE: You must use your UTSA email address (email@example.com) to register for SciFinder Web!
You will receive an email with a link that you must click within 48 hours to complete your registration.
When you return to SciFinder Web, you will need to choose the icon on the bottom to Sign in. Each time you log in, you will get prompted to accept the SciFinder Web License Agreement.
- SciFinder This link opens in a new windowProvides integrated access to Chemical Abstracts (over 19 million records covering the worldwide chemical literature, including patents, from 1967-), REGISTRY (25 million substance records, with chemical structures and names), and CASREACT (3 million organic reactions, 1985-present). Search by topic, author, chemical identification terms (names, formulas, and registry numbers), and chemical structures. You must create an account to access Scifinder.
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Tips for SciFinder
- Visiting SciFinder from Google, or other search engines, rather than the UTSA A-Z Databases may cause login errors.
- Click on Advanced Search so that you have more search options, such as searching by Author, specifying Publication Years, and choosing the Document Types to search.
- Click on SciFinder Help then Training to bring up the SciFinder “Need-to-Know” video tutorials.
- To search for a phrase, enclose the words in quotation marks. (For example, a search for "electrochemical biosensors" if you want results with that specific phrase. Searching for electrochemical biosensors will give results that have both words in the fields searched, but not necessarily together.
- In most cases, no special characters are needed to search for plurals and possessives. (For example, a search for biosensor will also return results with the terms biosensors and biosensor's in them.)
For more advanced searching techniques see:
- Searching Coordination and Organometallic Compounds in SciFinderAccurately and completely search CAS SciFinder web-based system for coordination compounds including organometallics. CAS indexing policies and conventions are described. Appropriate search strategies are explained.
- Searching Inorganic Substances in SciFinderAccurately and completely search CAS SciFinder for inorganic substances, excepting coordination compounds. CAS indexing policies and conventions in handling the variety of inorganic materials are described in detail. Detailed search strategies for retrieving salts, oxides, sulfides, minerals, alloys, metal clusters, tabular inorganics, indeterminate derivatives, and unknown/variable compositions are reviewed