SciFinder Scholar is a discovery tool that searches the Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) databases, which cover research from many scientific disciplines, including biomedical sciences, chemistry, engineering, material science and agricultural science.
Not only can you search topics for research articles and patent information, but you can also search for chemical structures, substructures, biological sequences and reactions. SciFinder is linked to full-text articles through both the CAS and the other databases at Simmons.
Finding articles on a research topic:
You can search by Chemical Structure, the Molecular Formula or the Substance Identifier:
OR (C14 H14 N2 O2)x OR 1-(4-vinylbenzyl) thymine
You can analyze or refine your results using the options in the right-hand menu.
Hovering over the substances will bring up additional tools including Synthesize This..., Explore by Reaction and Export Image.
You can also get related References, Reactions, or Commerical Sources.
*You can get an image for the reaction search from the Explore Substances results. Hover over the substance, choose explore by structure and then reactions. That will import the substance directly into the reaction structure search page.
These SciFinder training tools offer a quick introduction to the database.
Want to know more? These videos show you how to use more advanced features of SciFinder.
All the References you find will include Cited Articles (the articles the paper's authors referenced) and Citing Articles (any papers that have included the article as a reference).
Both Cited and Citing references may give you more sources on your topic. Cited will point towards key work in the field, and Citing will point towards current research.
Did you know?
Each Reference in the Refences results list includes links to Substances and Reactions that are mentioned in that particular reference.