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SciFinder-n is a new product in the Scifinder family.  It contains all the content available in SciFinder and has integrated access to MethodsNow Synthesis, PatentPak, and other resources.

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.  

Special Instructions

Current SciFinder Users 

Current SciFinder users do NOT have to set up a new user account.  Simply click the link at the top of the page 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 SciFinder-n User Registration

You must register for an individual user i.d. before using this product.

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 ( 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.

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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