Bigger and better than the original SciFinder, the new SciFinder-N database by Chemical Abstract Services (CAS) is a completely different tool that has been re-developed from scratch.  

SciFinder-N is the largest collection of publicly disclosed information on chemistry and related research. It contains a wide variety of content, from journal articles to information on chemical structures, properties and reactions. Updated daily by scientifically educated specialists, SciFinderN uses relevance ranking algorithms to bring you the best answer first, saving precious time that might normally be wasted browsing answer sets and patent records.  

What’s new? 

You can search all reactions, substances and references at once thanks to the combined topic search and structure search. Use the comprehensive results filters to identify articles, patents, conferences, books and dissertations.   

Other features include: 

  • touchpad friendliness 
  • multiple windows support 
  • interactive filtering 
  • recall of your entire search history 
  • type-along-suggestions 
  • removal of system limits.   

SciFinder-N also enables dataset loading, for example, the recent (2019) addition of >300.000 H1NMR spectra from Enamine and more than 28,000 UV/Vis Absorption spectra from BIORAD. 

Where do I find it? 

There are three different ways you can find SciFinder-N on the Griffith Library website: 

  • Search for scifindern in the catalogue 
  • SelectLibrary guides from the Resources and borrowing menu, then click on the Science and Technology guide—you’ll find SciFinder-N in the Best Bets! column on the right 
  • Click into the catalogue search bar and select the Databases button, then click ‘Browse AZ databases—you’ll find SciFinder-N in the New/Trial Databases column on the right. 

You can learn more about usingSciFinder-N on theProduct Training and Supportpage, which includes previously recorded and upcoming webinars.   

Happy researching!