Chemistry: Using SciFinder

Resources for Chemistry

What is SciFinder

SciFinder can help you explore the CAS databases that contain literature from many scientific disciplines including biomedical sciences, chemistry, engineering, materials science, agricultural science, and more! 

Check out the links below (from CAS website) for a description of the content databases and a quick interactive overview of the database.

Problem with Connection?

Let us know if you have connection problem or need assistance; or see if any of the following helps.

Be a Powerful SciFinder Researcher

Utilize the effective tools below ( from CAS website ) to become an efficient SciFinder researcher.


Begin SciFinder Search

  • If you're a first time user, please use the link on the right to register
  • if you already have an account, follow link below to access SciFinder.

* if your account has been inactive for 2 years, then contact CAS customer center directly with your valid UHCL email account *

  • If you want to take SciFinder on-the-go, see below for section on SciFinder Mobile.

Searching for a Specific Topic

Registering with SciFinder

SciFinder Mobile

Take SciFinder on the go with you! No concurrent user limit nor IP restriction for searching! No need to download apps, just snap the following QR (Quick Response) code, log on with your SciFinder account and start researching. You can even review Keep Me Posted results and Saved answer sets.  

 SciFinder Mobile is compatible with many smartphones operating systems including:

  • Apple iOS
  • Google Android OS
  • Microsoft Windows 7 
  • Nokia Maemo and Symbian OS
  • RIM BlackBerry OS

Click here for a complete up-to-date listing. Take a video tour of SciFinder Mobile on the CAS website and see how it can empower your chemistry research.

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