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SciFinder-n Chemistry Database Now Available to NIH Staff

SciFinder-n Chemistry Database Now Available to NIH Staff

Introducing a new caliber of chemical intelligence for NIH staff, SciFinder-n. Produced by the Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS), SciFinder-n provides access to a comprehensive collection of chemical substances, reactions, and literature references, curated by expert scientists.

SciFinder-n, the newest platform for this database, is now available to all NIH staff and offers increased scope and capabilities and an updated interface. The new and enhanced tools in SciFinder-n will help users leverage information and reduce time spent combing through answers. Use SciFinder-n to search for chemistry literature by topic, author, or search for substances by name or CAS Registry Number. This resource also features a structure drawing editor that can be used to build chemical structures, substructures, or reactions.

Get Access
New users should request an account from the NIH Library.

Current NIH SciFinder account holders can use their existing usernames and passwords to:

Learn More
The NIH Library is presenting a SciFinder Basics and Refresher class on May 19, 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. In this session, you will learn how to locate information from journals, patents, property values, and vendors; analyze large answer sets; export and share relevant literature; conduct reaction searches; review patents and non-patent literature; and create structure drawings.

If you are not able to attend the NIH Library SciFinder class, you can take advantage of these resources provided by SciFinder: 

  • Training modules: learn how to get started, and how to search for substances, reactions, references, patents, and biosequences
  • Webinars: watch recorded and upcoming presentations on topics from basic to advanced 

For questions or more information, contact Josh Duberman, jduberman@nih.gov

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