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Comprehensive chemical information database. Covers scientific journals, patents, conference proceedings, and technical papers. 1907 - present.


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SciFinder is the most comprehensive discovery tool of chemical information. SciFindern is the new interface for SciFinder. We currently have access to both versions, but the SciFinder classic interface may be retired in the future. Read more about using the two platforms. Share your feedback with MIT librarians using this form.

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The MIT community (MIT faculty, students, post-docs & other researchers, and staff) are authorized to use SciFinder and SciFindern for academic research purposes only. There is no walk-in access available for non-MIT affiliates. Read more on Authorized Use.


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