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Swain Chemistry & Chemical Engineering Library

SciFinder at Stanford

Web access

The web version of SciFinder is available for academic use to current students, postdoctoral fellows, faculty, visiting scholars, and staff at Stanford. One-time registration is required to create a personal login ID. SciFinder is not available to walk-in visitors. Please see CAS Legal for their policies on privacy and use of CAS information.

Please note: If you are on campus, please use the direct URL for SciFinder.  If you have had trouble with your SciFinder session being lost, it appears to be due to load-balancing settings on the EZProxy server.  We are seeing if/what can be done to eliminate this problem.  In the meantime, if you are on-campus please use the direct URL for SciFinder. (GB, 10 March 2015)


SciFinderSciFinder is the most comprehensive database for coverage of chemistry & chemical engineering. It has the world's largest collection of organic and inorganic substance information. The web version of SciFinder provides integrated access to CAPlus, CAS Registry, CASREACT, CHEMLIST, and CHEMCATS which are produced by Chemical Abstracts Service, and to MEDLINE which is produced by the U.S. National Library of Medicine. Sources covered in SciFinder include 10,000 journals, patents from 63 patent authorities, book chapters, conference proceedings, dissertations, evaluated reference works, technical reports, as well as book reviews and biographical information. (Structure and Reaction Searching)