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SciFinder Web Access: (SC)

Literature Searching

SciFinder lets you explore a topic by entering a word, phrase, or sentence in English.  It uses relationships among the key words to retrieve results that are relevant to your research interests.

Put your search terms in the box, and then run your search. The results are based on the relationship of the terms and concepts within records.  Select the result set you prefer, then click the Search icon.

Notes on searching:
• Prepositions and articles may be used to connect concepts
• Use "not" to exclude a particular term


You can also search by Keyword, Substance Name, CAS RN, Patent Number, PubMed ID, AN, CAN, and/or DOI or by many advanced search options.


Sorting results: You can sort search results by Relevance, Times Cited, or Publication Date. 


Other Ways to Create Reference Answer Sets:

 You can also create a reference answer set by starting with a reaction or substance search.  Then, click on the ”References” button at the top of the results.

Search Results

Search Results:

A summary of your results will display. 

Refine your search:

To further refine your search, use the filters to the left of your search results.


The top toolbar has options for retrieving information related to the references:


Working with your References

Working with a Reference: To view details of a reference, click on the reference title.  Options for retrieving information about that title-- Reactions, SubstancesCited By, Citation Map-- and options for actions -- Download, Email, and Save -- are displayed in the toolbar.