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CHEM 355: Advanced Laboratory in Chemistry: SciFinder

Course resources for CHEM Lab

CAS Interactive Tutorials

CAS has published a series of interactive slideshows demonstrating most features of SciFinder.  The main index to these tutorials is located at the CAS website here.

Users should be familiar with these essential features:

CAS How-To Guides

CAS has also published a series of downloadable how-to guides in .PDF format.  These guides serve as excellent reference documents and training resources.  The main index to the how-to guides is located at the CAS website here.

Users may be advised to read or download these essential guides:


About SciFinder

Scifinder Scholar is a comprehensive database covering chemistry literature back to 1907. It includes journal articles, book chapters, patents, conference proceedings, technical reports, and dissertations.

From the CAS website: "SciFinder® retrieves information contained in databases produced by Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) as well as in the MEDLINE® database of the National Library of Medicine (NLM)."

Accessing SciFinder

In order to use SciFinder, you must register an account from a campus IP address (academic quad or residence hall).  Fill out the form completely and pay special attention to the rules for creating your password.  You may register your account by visiting this site from a campus IP:


Using SciFinder

After creating your account you may log in here:

off-campus access: here

Video Tutorials

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