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Chemistry: SciFinder & SciFinder-n

Last Updated: Feb 12, 2020 2:38 PM

Introduction

We are pleased to announce the addition of SciFinder-n to our collection!  

SciFinder-n is a new database in the CAS SciFinder family.  It contains all the content available in SciFinder and has integrated access to MethodsNow Synthesis, PatentPak, and other resources. UB will continue to have access to both SciFinder and SciFinder-n. 

Which database should you use for your research? You are welcome to continue your use of SciFinder, but we recommend conducting research in SciFinder-n. The user interface is more sophisticated and the new tools (e.g., synthesis tools and PatentPak) are quite powerful. 

Learn how MethodsNow in SciFinder-n gives you access to step-by-step procedures and protocols from patents and journals. 

View full-text patents for reference, reaction, or substance search results using PatentPak® in SciFinder-n

For information on logging in and training videos, please scroll down. 

 

Connect to SciFinder

How to log in to SciFinder

New Users must set up an account. 

Step 1- Go to the UB/CAS SciFinder Registration Site.

To access the registration site, you must be a current authorized UB faculty, student or staff member and have a UBIT name and password. 

Step 2- Create Your Account.

Once you're at the UB/CAS SciFinder Registration Site, register your name, address, UB e-mail account (@buffalo.edu). You will be asked to create your own user name and password that is separate from your UBIT name and password (although you may choose to use your UBIT name and password). Your user name and password must be kept confidential and not shared with any other person, UB-affiliated or not.

Step 3- Search in SciFinder.

CAS Help & Training for SciFinder

CAS/SciFinder training videos, which provide solid support for things like... 

- substance searching

- reaction searching

- reference searching

- patent searching 

- polymer searching 

 

Connect to SciFinder-n

How to log in to SciFinder-n

Current SciFinder users do NOT have to set up a new user account.  Simply click the link above to enter SciFinder-n.  Once at the landing page, you will be prompted to verify your email address and you will be sent a code. Once you receive the code, enter it into the appropriate box on the log-in page, and you will be ready to use SciFinder-n. 


New Users must set up an account. 

Step 1- Go to the UB/CAS SciFinder-n Registration Site 

To access the registration site, you must be a current authorized UB faculty, student or staff member and have a UBIT name and password. 

Step 2- Create Your Account.

Once you're at the UB/CAS SciFinder-n Registration Site, register your name, address, UB e-mail account (@buffalo.edu). You will be asked to create your own user name and password that is separate from your UBIT name and password (although you may choose to use your UBIT name and password). Your user name and password must be kept confidential and not shared with any other person, UB-affiliated or not.

Step 3- Search in SciFinder-n.

CAS Help & Training for SciFinder-n

CAS/SciFinder-n training videos are great too! 

Almost all of the features in SciFinder-n are upgraded and these videos will help familiarize you with the new layout and processes. 

Check out: 

Using MethodsNow Synthesis in SciFindern : obtaining step by step procedures and protocols.

Retrosynthesis Planning in SciFindern : Clearly see and evaluate full synthetic pathways, source evidence, estimated yields, pricing, and supplier availability.

Citation Maps from Reference Searches in SciFindern : backwards and forward citations, and color-coded relevance ranking.

ChemDoodle Structure Search in SciFindern : touchscreen-capable structure drawing.