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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. SciFinder classic interface has retired on December 30, 2022. Read more about comparison of the two platforms and links to user guide. . 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 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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