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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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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

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

September Update

CAS has completed updates to the non-Java structure editor, adding a user-defined template option, a flip structure tool, and an improved eraser tool. In addition, there's a new table view presentation of Commercial Sources answer sets. See the What's New page for more information.

New "Need to Know" Training Videos

CAS has added some short videos on its Training page that cover basic techniques that users need to know to use the tool effectively. A good way for beginners to get a feel for SciFinder!


Help and Documentation

Frequently Asked Questions and User Guide

About SciFinder

What's New

SciFinder Support and Training

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.