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About SciFinder

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SciFinder provides access to Chemical Abstracts and Medline.  It is the most accurate and comprehensive index for chemical and materials science. Coverage includes journal articles and patents, substance data, chemical reactions, chemical regulatory data and chemical suppliers.

Chemisches Zentralblatt has been added to SciFinder and it covers the chemical literature from 1830 to 1969. According to ACS the historical “lost” research available in the database can sometimes be an essential resource for current scientific work. To access ChemZent records, search SciFinder and when the results are displaying select View Only CHEMZENT in the top menu bar.

For more information on searching SciFinder see SciFinder training materials and resources

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Information Retrieval: SciFinder
Available Online and in Print


If you are new to SciFinder, you will need to register to obtain a username and password using the registration link below. After completing the registration form you will receive an email asking you to confirm your registration by clicking on the link provided in the e-mail. The e-mail link is valid for a short time only so be sure to confirm your registration as soon as you receive the e-mail. Those who have already registered for the old SciFinder platform can continue to use the same credentials.

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SciFinder Mobile

The SciFinder Mobile platform allows researchers to access SciFinder using web-enabled smartphones. Although providing more limited functionality, the platform does allow SciFinder subscribers to:

  • Explore a research topic
  • Look up a chemical substance
  • Find or confirm a property for a substance
  • Review publications and references for an author or inventor
  • Find research published by a company or university
  • Review Keep Me Posted results and saved answer sets

Access Problems?

If you become an RMIT staff member after having already set up a SciFinder account with an RMIT student email address, please contact Ask the Library to cancel your student account before you attempt to set up a new account. Trying to set up a second account will not work.