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SciFinder is an interface to the world's largest database of chemistry literature, Chemical Abstracts.
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What is SciFinder?

SciFinder is a comprehensive database for chemistry research. It includes the Chemical Abstracts index of journals, books, and patents; as well as reference data on chemical properties, spectra, hazards, and prices. Over 27 million citations to chemistry publications are searchable by topic, author, CAS Registry Number, patent number, and CAS abstract number. In some cases, links to the full-text of journal articles are available. Over 16 million citations to medical and biological references in MEDLINE, 31 million organic and inorganic substances, and 59 million sequences.

(Note: SciFinder Scholar, the computer client version, no longer is supported by the CAS.  All acces is only through the web version now)


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