The American Chemical Society is introducing a new version of its SciFinder Scholar database this summer. Two video previews are available for previewing the new features:
- Introductory video highlighting SciFinder design and key content capabilities.
- Help file tutorial that offers a quick tour of the new design.
Also available is an introductory tutorial in PDF format – http://library.uml.edu/docs/introducing-new-scifinder.pdf
SciFinder Scholar is a comprehensive search and discover platform that offers options for exploring substances, reactions, and patent and journal references:
Substances — includes chemical structures, chemical names, CAS Registry Numbers, properties, commercial availability and regulatory information.
Reactions — an extensive database of current chemical reaction information including reaction schemes, experimental procedures, conditions, yields, solvents, catalysts, as well as commercial availability of substances with direct links to leading producer and supplier sites.
References — current chemistry and related science information from journals, patents, dissertations, and more.
The UML subscription to Scifinder Scholar from Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) is now available for unlimited simultaneous user logins for all UML students, faculty, and staff.
Prior to this upgrade to CAS’s new Academic Unlimited Access Program, simultaneous usage was restricted to five users at any one time. Now any number of users can access the resource simultaneous 24/7.
Scifinder Scholar (SFS) provides citations, abstracts, and detailed chemical indexing for over 12,000 journals in chemistry and related fields. Material covered reaches back into the late 1800’s. SFS also provides the complete Medline database, with similar indexing. SFS offers a current alerting service, and its Chemport service will connect you to the full text articles, if UML has a subscription to the title.
All new users of Scifinder Scholar must register for their own individual accounts, using their uml email address. CAS will send a confirming email which must be answered before your account is activated. For further instructional information about registering, please visit this SciFinder Scholar Research Guide.
Access to SciFinder Scholar is available from the Library’s home web page alphabet index list as well as from most science-related database subject pages.
For any questions about SFS use, email or call (x 3209) Marion Muskiewicz, Science Librarian.