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Last Updated: Nov 29, 2022 9:47 AM


Connect to SciFinder-N

Remote access to this resource requires a UBITName and password.

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


On June 30, 2022, the original SciFinder platform - otherwise known as SciFinder Classic - will be retired. If you are logged in or attempt to log into Classic on that date, you will be directed to SciFinder-n. 

If you are a user of the Classic platform, please begin migrating your answer sets/alerts to SciFinder-n. This guide may be helpful: Migrate Saved CAS SciFinder Answer Sets and Alerts (includes instructions at the bottom of the page).  

For more information please visit: Academic Research FAQs or contact your librarian. 

Description

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)

SUPPLIERS (CHEMCATS; CHEMLIST)

  • commercially available chemicals and regulatory information

Need a hand?

  • For assistance using SciFinder-n please contact your subject librarian.
  • Visit SciFinder-n Training for access to tutorials and assistance.  

Special Instructions

New Users must set up an account. This is not optional.  Instructions are below for registering both off-campus and on-campus. 


OFF-CAMPUS REGISTRATION

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. 

 

YOU MAY RECEIVE AN ERROR MESSAGE AT THIS STEP!  Here is how to resolve the error:

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.

Please contact Amanda McCormick (afm33@buffalo.edu) with questions. 


ON-CAMPUS REGISTRATION

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.

Please contact Amanda McCormick (afm33@buffalo.edu) with questions. 

Dates Covered

Reactions (1840 to present); References (dating back to 1800s; continuous since 1907); Substances (early 1800s to present) 

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.

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