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Science Library

Branch library in CN16

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About SciFinder Scholar
SciFinder Scholar 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 SciFinder's drawing component and receive notification of full-text versions of articles referenced therein. SciFinder Scholar accesses six online databases: CAplus, MedLine, REGISTRY, CASREACT, CHEMCATS, & CHEMLIST.


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


Tips/Reminders for using SciFinder Scholar: 

  • You must first register to use SciFinder Scholar.  
  • Use SciFinder How-To Guides for help. 
  • Ball State does not subscribe to every journal found through SciFinder. Search OneSearch to see if the University Libraries subscribes to a title.
  • Not all articles referenced have full-text availability. Many require an additional fee or password to access.
  • SciFinder searches can generate a large reference lists so be prepared to use a USB flash drive, blank CD or DVD, your account, or send them to yourself via email- works well with EndNote.
  • Make sure you logout completely from SciFinder when you are finished.