Skip to Main Content

Databases By Title:


Last Updated: Sep 28, 2021 9:22 AM

Connect to SciFinder

Remote access to this resource requires a UBITName and password.  

First-time users must register with CAS. Please scroll down for instructions. 

Looking for SciFinder-n?.

Looking for more information? - Chemistry LibGuide


SciFinder/SciFinder-n is a core scientific database encompassing the literature, substances and reactions of chemistry, biochemistry, chemical engineering and related fields.

This extensive collection, curated by the CAS (Chemical Abstracts Service), is sorted by substance, reaction, reference and/or supplier.

SUBSTANCES (CAS Registry; CAS Markush Database)

  • Identify a chemical substance and its related chemical structures, chemical names, regulatory information and properties (organic and inorganic substances)

REACTIONS (CASREACT Database; MethodsNow Synthesis; PatentPak)

  • Create a synthetic plan
  • Includes reaction schemes, experimental protocols, literature references

REFERENCES (CAS collection; National Library of Medicine’s MEDLINE database; PatentPak)

  • Includes journals, conference proceedings, dissertations, technical reports, patents
  • Full-text documents available (annotated patents available in SciFinder-n)


  • commercially available chemicals and regulatory information

Need a hand?

  • For assistance using SciFinder/SciFinder-n, please contact your subject librarian.
  • Log into SciFinder/SciFinder-n for access to tutorials and assistance.  

SciFinder First Time Users

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 ( 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.

Dates Covered

1900 to the present; Reactions 1840 to the present; Citing References 1997 to the present.

Print Counterpart

Print Journals are held in the UB Libraries Annex (coverage varies).  UB faculty, students, and staff should use the Delivery+ service to obtain journal articles and book chapters that are held in the Annex.

Related Databases


Profile Photo
Amanda McCormick
Department Liaison, Biological Sciences, Chemistry & Physics; Interim Liaison, Psychology & Social Work
118 Lockwood Library
University at Buffalo
Buffalo, NY 14260
(716) 645-0612