CHE 4971: Proseminar (Oerther)

Libguide for CHE 4971 - Proseminar with Prof. Oerther

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 ( 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.

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: