SciFinder is a comprehensive index for chemistry, chemical engineering, biochemistry, and related subjects, covering the world's literature back to the 1800s. It includes information on substances, reactions, and provides structure and substructure searching. It also covers patents, chemical catalogs, regulated chemicals, spectra, and experimental and calculated properties.
CAS's At-A-Glance summarizes the content of SciFinder.
What's New in SciFinder?
CAS adds new features to SciFinder a couple of times a year. Here are all the new features added since 2010 along with screenshots and explantions.
SciFinder Promotional Videos on YouTube
Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) has posted a number of promotional videos on YouTube.
Uses topics like sugar, green tea, silk, lava etc. to show how ScFinder might be used to explore those topics.
For SciFinder instrutional and training videos, see the box below titled "SciFinder Training - Tutorials, Webinars, etc."
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If you are new to SciFinder, you might want to look at the training resources below. Even a seasoned SciFinder user can learn something new from the training resources below and the What's New in SciFinder to the left.
Be sure your computer meets minimum SciFinder System Recommendations and Requirements. I cannot stress the importance of ensuring your system meets the requirements.
One of the main issues SciFinder users often have is the structure and reaction drawing tools not load properly. This is often a Java related issue and can be resolved by installing the latest version of JRE. You can obtain JRE from the SciFinder System Recommendations and Requirements webpage under the "Java (JRE) Plug-In Requirements" section.
Mac Users: If SciFinder structure editor suddenly does not work on your Mac, it is probably because you have "updated" software with Apple Java Update 2012-006, which actually removes Java, and you must have it to run SciFinder. See the follwoing document from CAS to Re-enabling Structure Drawing after Apple Java Update 2012-006 1.0 (10/12)
If you are already registered and having trouble logging into SciFinder, contact CAS Customer Center.
If you are having other issues (e.g., SciFinder not loading properly), please contact me at email@example.com In some cases I might need to contact CAS Customer Center or ask you to contact them to resolve.
SciFinder Training - Tutorials, Webinars, etc.
CAS has numerous tutorials, live webinars, recorded webinars, and other training materials/opportunities at their training website.
Here are a few: