SciFinder, produced by Chemical Abstracts Services (CAS), 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 will be retired on December 30, 2022. Share your feedback with MIT librarians using this form.
In addition, searchers in SciFinder also retrieves results from the National Library of Medicine's MEDLINE (1950 - ) database and the legacy Chemisches Zentralblatt (ChemZent, 1830 -1969) database.
topic, author, substances name or CAS Registry Number, OR use the structure editor to draw chemical structures, substructures, or reactions.
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If you are using Saved Answer Sets and Keep Me Posted alerts in SciFinder classic and would like to migrate them to SciFindern, see Migrate Saved CAS SciFinder Answer Sets and Alerts for how to migrate and what can or cannot be migrated.
|ScFinder (retiring on Dec 30, 2022)||SciFindern|
|Coverage||1830 - present, see About SciFinder above for details||Same; with some irregular additions only available in SciFindern, e.g., Wiley Spectra (NMR, RAMAN and IR, Mass Spectra ) added between March to June 2020.|
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