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SciFinder: SciFinder

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Log in to SciFindern or register for an account using your SU email address.

SciFinder Registration

Before using SciFinder for the first time, you need to register for an account:

  • Use your Syracuse University email address to ensure access.
  • Registration is not complete until you respond to the confirmation email.
  • JavaScript, Java, and cookies must be enabled. A Java plug-in may be needed for structure drawing.

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About SciFinder

SciFinder is a research discovery tool that provides access to research from many scientific disciplines, including biomedical sciences, chemistry, engineering, materials science, agricultural science, and more! Search for: 

  • More than 28 million single- and multi-step reactions, and more than 16 million synthetic preparations
  • More than 2 billion predicted and experimental properties
  • The CAS Registry database - the original source and final authority for CAS Registry Numbers - updated daily
  • All patent records, meeting CAS selection criteria, from major patent offices are available online within 2 days of the patents' issuance
  • Sequences combined from CAS and GenBank databases, which are indexed and linked to scientific journal and patent literature


Finding Full Text

From an individual citation, select 'Link to Other Sources'. You should then find options for SULinks or links directly from the publisher. Select the publisher link as a first choice - often this will take you directly to the full text of the article.

link to full text

Exporting Citations

SciFinder allows you to export citations to RefWorks, Mendeley, EndNote, and other citation management programs.

  • From the search results page, select the references you want to import.
  • Click Save As from the top of the search screen. Note: in the web version, you want the Export link.
  • Navigate to the local drive and directory where you want to save the file.
  • Select Tagged Format as the file type.
  • Click Save.

More on SciFinder and Print/Save/Export can be found here.

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