NOTE: SciFinderⁿ requires that users have an individual, free account on the site. To register, please visit the SciFinder registration page. Additional login information is available directly from the CAS as a PDF.
Like its online predecessor, SciFinder (and its print equivalent, Chemical Abstracts), SciFinderⁿ is a core chemistry research and discovery tool for finding chemical substances, reactions, journal articles, and patent records. Two new elements make SciFinderⁿ particularly valuable:
- PatentPak—helps scientists evaluate the relevance of patents by making it easy to navigate quickly to specific substances referenced in the text of a patent
- MethodsNow—enables immediate access to millions of synthetic protocols (i.e., step-by-step synthetic methods)
With its additional functionality, SciFinderⁿ provides information and data faster and more comprehensively than SciFinder did, widening the search landscape and possibly increasing research productivity and impact.
Database of chemical structures, their associated chemical and physical properties, reaction and synthesis information, and bibliographic data. Covers organic chemistry, organometallic and inorganic chemistry, and the chemistry from relevant patents. Merges the content from three major chemistry data sources (Beilstein, Gmelin, and patent chemistry databases). Can be searched by reaction, substance/structure, property, and citation.
Reaxys is the Web-based successor to the Crossfire system (ended 2011) and provides information about millions of chemical structures, reactions, and properties.
Reaxys merges the content from three major data sources: Beilstein
The definitive source of information on the structures, reactions, and properties of organic carbon compounds, drawn from the journal literature back to the 18th century.
The definitive source of information on structures and properties of inorganic and metal-organic compounds, drawn from the journal and patent literature back to the early 19th century.
Patent Chemistry Database
A file of organic chemistry information drawn from selected English-language chemical patents (US, WO, EP, 1976- ). Additional historical (1869-1980) patent coverage comes from the Beilstein and Gmelin files.
A multidisciplinary database composed of Science Citation Index Expanded and Social Sciences Citation Index. Performs two different functions: 1) Start with a known article and use the Cited Reference Search tab to find other articles that cite it. 2) Use the Search tab to search for articles by topic or author.
TIP: To bring the articles most relevant to the topic to the top of the results list for a subject search, change the Sort By option to Relevance.
TIP: The Help pages (top right tab) are excellent.
A division of the American Chemical Society (ACS), the ACS Publications database provides Web access to more than 30 magazines and peer-reviewed journals published or co-published by the Publications Division. Includes online access to the ACS Style Guide.
The Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) publishes all of its journal articles on the web as soon as they have completed the production process, typically 4-6 weeks in advance of being published in print. Articles are available in full HTML and are assigned a Digital Object Identifier (DOI) to allow the referencing of the articles before the Volume, Issue and Page details of the article are known.
WebCSD works only in Firefox and Safari.
Web-based application of information stored in the Cambridge Structural Database (CSD). Contains bibliographic, chemical, and crystallographic information for organic molecules and metal-organic compounds whose 3D structures have been determined using X-ray or neutron diffraction. New structures are added to WebCSD weekly. Provides "fast, straightforward searches of CSD, rather than attempting to replicate the extensive functionality of the (locally installed) CSD system software for structural analysis." "Contains some additional capabilities not accessible through the installed software, including similarity searching."
Free (non-subscription) access to the National Library of Medicine's MEDLINE and PreMEDLINE. MEDLINE encompasses information from Index Medicus, Index to Dental Literature, and International Nursing Index, as well as other sources of coverage in the areas of allied health, biological and physical sciences, humanities and information science as they relate to medicine and health care, communication disorders, population biology, and reproductive biology.
Searches full text and images for science and technology periodicals. Subject coverage includes all applied and general science topics, including computer science, engineering, telecommunications, and transportation.
Web database for scientific research that contains abstracts, tables of contents, and full text of Elsevier journal articles mainly in science and medicine, with some coverage of social sciences and humanities, particularly business, economics and psychology. The full text of most journals is available to Georgetown users. You can search across all journals or browse/search in an individual journal. Note: As of 1/1/16, Internet Explorer users must use IE9 or higher; ScienceDirect does not support earlier versions.
Full-text publications from all academic areas of study, including the sciences, social sciences, humanities, education, computer science, engineering, language and linguistics, arts & literature, medical sciences, and ethnic studies.