Client-server application/software that provides access to the CAS databases: CAplus (Chemical Abstracts™ and patents), CAS Registry, CHEMCATS, and to the Substructure Module, a chemical structure drawing tools. Scholar requires client software loaded on the individual workstations (PC or Mac) of authorized users or it can be accessed from designated University of Saskatchewan Library public workstations. An online version is now available: see the SciFinder (Web Edition) details page for important access information.
Scholar permits author and topic searches of chemistry literature back to 1907, and table of contents browsing. It includes links to the fulltext of patents and articles for selected publishers (typically requires a current Library subscription to the journal). In addition to topic and author searches, searching is by chemical name, structure, reactions, formulas, or CAS Registry numbers. It includes:
Access Note:To Connect to SciFinder Scholar:
|Subjects||Organic and inorganic chemistry|
|Coverage||Chemical Abstracts & CAS REGISTRY: 1907 - present; CASREACT: 1840 - present|
|Publisher||American Chemical Society (ACS)|
|Vendor||CAS(Chemical Abstracts Service), a division of the American Chemical Society (ACS)|
|Print Equivalent||CAplus: Chemical Abstracts; CAS REGISTRY: Chemical Abstracts Registry|
|License||Access is limited to 4 simultaneous users. The online version currently has a 2 simultaneous user level. |
Access to SciFinder Scholar and the Substructure Module is restricted to current University of Saskatchewan faculty, staff, and students for academic research: "Educational research done in the usual course in the pursuit of a degree, instructional (i.e., educational and training) use in a classroom setting; or research by faculty and students which is funded by the government or non-profit research foundations and intended for publication in the publicly available literature; provided, however, that to qualify as Academic Research, the research must not involve patentability searching." Commercial use is not permitted.
Authorized users are defined as: "A current faculty or administrative staff member, or officially registred student of the University of Saskatchewan, including part-time, post-doctoral and visiting students..." "use by walk-in visitors of general-public library patrons is not allowed."