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SciFinder Scholar

 

Before you can use SciFinder, you will need to create your own account that will allow you to create customized email search alerts and save searches.   Please click on the link below to begin your registration (Be sure to choose the “New Account Registration” link.):

http://purl.lib.purdue.edu/db/scifinder

Tips for Registration

  1. You will create your own personal account that is not connected to your Career Account and that cannot be shared with anyone else.
  2. You MUST use a @purdue.edu or @pharmacy.purdue.edu email address to sign up.
  3. After creating an account, you will receive an activation email at the same email you used for item #2.  You must click on the link in that activation email before you can login to the system.  (You may need to check your spam folder.)

A series of how-to guides and online tutorials is available from CAS at:
http://www.cas.org/support/scifi/htguides.html

 

What is SciFinder Scholar?

SciFinder Scholar is the academic version of the SciFinder desktop research tool. It is used to locate and process information on a wide variety of chemistry and chemistry-related topics. It retrieves information contained in databases produced by Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS):

SciFinder Scholar is updated daily. All citations are in English.

The information that you can search and view may include:

  • Chemical Substance Information:   
    Chemical Names; CAS Registry Numbers; Chemical Structure Diagrams for substances; Chemical Structure Diagrams for reactions; Bio sequence Information; A list of other publicly available databases available from CAS's STN International on-line service, where additional information related to the substance may be located;
  • Document Information:   
    Title; Author; Company name/Corporate Source; Publication Year; Source, Publication, date, Publisher, Volume, Issue, Pagination, CODEN, ISSN; Abstract of the Article; Indexing; Supplementary Terms;
  • Patent Identification for Patents Abstracted by CAS:   Patent Information; Application information; Priority information.