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Chemistry Summer Research 2020: Using SciFinder: Registration and Tutorials


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 Tutorials

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