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What is SciFinder?

SciFinder is our web-based access to Chemical Abstracts.

Current UTMB students, faculty and staff can search SciFinder from any computer that has a properly configured web browser and that is connected to or proxied through the campus network.

  • SciFinder provides access to:
    • Chemical Abstracts (CAPLUS) - comprehensive indexing of chemical literature from 1907-present
    • Registry - chemical structures, names, synonyms, CAS Registry Numbers, calculated and experimental properties, predicted spectra
    • CASREACT - single and multi-step organic reactions, 1840-present
    • Medline
  • SciFinder Features
    • set up "Keep me posted" alerts
    • combine multiple answer sets
    • easier de-duping of answer sets
    • save and export up to 10 previous answer sets
    • faster exploring via hyperlinked index terms
    • additional experimental and calculated substance data
    • improved "Categorize" capabilities
    • enhanced interactivity with the ACS web journals


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