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DescriptionAccess Note: Requires Web browser Internet Explorer 7.0 or higher or the latest versions of Firefox or Safari.
Access Note: Before you can use SciFinder, you must register for a SciFinder login. You are required to login to each new session. The registration link will appear above, if you are logged into this website. For more information, refer to the SciFinder User Registration (PDF)
Access Note: When connecting to SciFinder Web from off campus, users may receive security certificate warnings. This is a known issue with SciFinder Web. Users should click on "Add a security certificate exception" in Firefox, "Continue to this website (not recommended)" in Internet Explorer, or on "OK/Accept" in other browsers.

It 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:

  • Cited and cited by references and link out to related searches on the Internet (eScience.
  • The CAS databases:
    • CAplus - Chemical Abstracts, including chemistry related literature, and patents
    • CAS REGISTRY - Substances database, including registry numbers
    • CASREACT - Organic chemical reactions) CHEMCATS (Commercial chemical info
    • CHEMLISTS (Regulated chemical info)
    • Medline, the National Library of Medicine (NLM) holding database
  • The Sub-Structure Module - A chemical structure drawing tool enabling chemical sub-structure searches and manipulation.

The web version includes many of the same features enabled in the client/server version, and provides these new capabilities: save answer sets on server, export answer sets as .pdf, navigate to stages of your search using breadcrumbs, generate and view Keep Me Posted results about updated searches (new for academic users), analyze answer set automatically, analyze substances by substance role, elements, reaction availability, or commercial availability, limit substance refine by the absence of commercially available substances, and create new answer set using selective keep/remove.

SubjectsOrganic and inorganic chemistry
CoverageChemical Abstracts & CAS REGISTRY: 1907 - present; CASREACT: 1840 - present
PublisherAmerican Chemical Society (ACS)
VendorCAS(Chemical Abstracts Service), a division of the American Chemical Society (ACS)

Access to SciFinder (Web Edition) is restricted to current students, faculty, and staff of the University of Saskatchewan only for educational, research, and non-commercial personal use. It is accessible in the library, on campus, and remotely.

Systematic copying or downloading of electronic resource content, including the downloading of a full issue, is not permitted by Canadian and International Copyright law.