Scifinder is a database that offers strong literature searching capabilities; it also offers Structure searching and Reaction searching.
Each individual user has to register to use SciFinder and log in every time, using a user name and password. Be sure to use your DePauw email address when you register.
Click HERE to begin the registration process.
SciFinder, a key database for chemistry researchers, can be challenging to use. Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) has several short (> 5 min) tutorials through their website that you may find helpful.
Basic Search functions
Search by Chemical Structure - Unlike other scholarly databases (like Web of Science) where you can only search by keywords, in SciFinder, you can also search by drawing a chemical structure
Search for Chemical Reactions - You can also search by chemical reactions