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Current UT-Austin students, faculty and staff can search SciFinder from any computer that has a properly configured web browser and that is connected to or proxied through the campus network.

You must first register and create your personal SciFinder Web account. Click on the Register button to begin this process. (UT EID required. If your EID is refused permission to view the registration page, review Who can use SciFinder or contact the Chemistry Library.)

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If you already have your UT SciFinder account:

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(UT EID required off campus.)


SciFinder Mobile

Q R code CAS offers a mobile version of SciFinder optimized for use with your smartphone browser. (Note: You can't do structure searches and there are no links to full text.) For more information, visit CAS' mobile page. To connect, go to this URL: or snap this QR code with your smartphone's QR reader. Then log in with your existing SciFinder ID and password.

What Is SciFinder?

SciFinder is the best place to start your search for research-level chemical information. It provides integrated, user-friendly web access to these Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) databases, plus Medline:
Chemical Abstracts (CAPLUS)
comprehensive indexing of chemical literature, 1907-present
chemical structures; names, synonyms; CAS Registry Numbers; calculated and experimental properties and spectra
commercial availability of chemicals
regulatory information on chemicals
single and multistep organic reactions, 1840-present
generic Markush structures from patents, 1961-present
biomedical literature, 1946-present

SciFinder News

February: Confusion over Full Text Links

CAS has changed the Full Text links to the non-intuitive phrases "Other Sources" and "Link to Other Sources" on brief and full record displays, respectively. They still work the same, but CAS has seen fit to disguise their function for reasons too arcane to go into here.

Brief display:
screen snap of other sources button

Full record display:
screen snap of other sources button

October Update

The latest release introduces a new layout for Substance Detail pages. Features of the improved layout include:
  • The addition of an expandable/collapsible menu for content areas
  • Tabbed navigation between sections within those areas
  • Regulatory information included in the new collapsible menu
  • Selectable print and export options for individual content areas


Help and Documentation

Frequently Asked Questions and User Guide (UT Austin)

About SciFinder

What's New

Support and Training: Videos, Tutorials, Webex, and more

Browsers, Java, and Systems Supported
See also: Our FAQ page; and Caltech's configuration page.
Java Tester

SciFinder Mobile

CASSI (Journal abbreviations database)

For more information about SciFinder at UT-Austin, including questions about access, contact the Chemistry Library by email or phone 512-495-4600.