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Foundational Sciences Library

Branch library in FB141

About SciFindern
SciFindern is an online tool for accessing the millions of references Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) has indexed since 1907 along with other information about substances, authors, companies, topics, etc. In addition, library users can now search by chemical structure with SciFindern's drawing component and receive notification of full-text versions of articles referenced therein. SciFindernr accesses six online databases: CAplus, MedLine, REGISTRY, CASREACT, CHEMCATS, & CHEMLIST.


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More Information
Library users can find more information about CAS and SciFindern at the CAS website and from the University Libraries' Databases Science page.


Tips/Reminders for using SciFindern

  • You must first register to use SciFindern.  
  • Use SciFinder^n How-To Guides or How to Search SciFinder^n for help. 
  • Ball State does not subscribe to every journal found through SciFindern. Search OneSearch to see if the University Libraries subscribes to a title.
  • Not all articles referenced have full-text availability. Use the Fulltext drop down menu to select Find It @BALL STATE or use the LibKey Nomad extension in your browser.
  • SciFindern searches can generate a large reference lists so be prepared to use a USB flash drive, your OneDrive account, or send them to yourself via email- works well with EndNote.
  • Make sure you logout completely from SciFindern when you are finished.