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Access to SciFinder is limited to current faculty or administrative staff members officially registered students or formally affiliated visiting scholars or researchers of the university. Please read the SciFinder User Agreement [PDF].

If you would like to be able to access SciFinder  from your Rutgers office or lab computer, you must first register for SciFinder.

Please note the system specifications required to run this product and make sure your workstation meets or exceeds those operational requirements. For complete system recommendations and requirements, please see here.

Note: The client version of SciFinder was discontinued on June 30, 2011.

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SciFinder is the electronic version of the print publication "Chemical Abstracts". SciFinder comprehensively covers the world-wide literature of chemistry including journal articles, patents, conference proceedings, theses and dissertations, technical reports, government documents, etc. It allows users to search by research topic, author name, CA abstract number, patent number, chemical structure, molecular formula, chemical name, CAS registry number, functional groups in reactions, and bibliographic information, etc.


SciFinder provides extensive help screens covering virtually all aspects of the database.

Please see the CAS How to Guides and online tutorials.

Dates covered

1907 - current.

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