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Chemistry 306A: SciFinderⁿ

An online guide for CHEM 306A

SciFinder - Help

SciFinder logoSciFinder (1907 to present; with some pre-1907 content) is a comprehensive source for chemical information, covering scientific journals, patents,  conference proceedings, and technical reports. SciFinder provides access to Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) databases plus MEDLINE (1950 to present).

SciFinder requires each user to create their own account for access


If you experience difficulties while registering for a SciFinder account, follow these steps to troubleshoot:

  1. Ensure that you are using your email address during the registration process.
  2. Consider changing your web browser, as sometimes compatibility issues may arise.
  3. Attempt to register while connected to the campus network.

If the problem persists after these steps, please take the following actions:

  1. Send an email to CAS at
  2. Include a detailed description of the issue you're facing.
  3. Attach a screenshot of any error message you encounter.

This will help CAS provide you with more targeted assistance in resolving the registration problem.

We have access to the new interface SciFinderⁿ which has an updated interface and search algorithm.

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