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Chemistry: A Guide to Research Resources

Resources to help you search the chemical literature for the latest research, syntheses and reactions, analytical methods, chemical and physical properties, etc.

SciFinderN: The New Version of SciFinder

CAS SciFinder-n includes all the content of "classic" SciFinder along with new features and enhanced functionalities. "Classic" SciFinder will be discontinued in December 2021.

  • Do I need to make a SciFinder-n account?
    If you already have a SciFinder account through UTK, then you can log into SciFinder-n with your current SciFinder login/password. If you've never used SciFinder at UTK, you will need to register for an account.
  • What about my alerts and saved searches in Classic SciFinder?
    You can import most SciFinder saved answer sets and Keep Me Posted alerts to SciFinder-n. Learn how to migrate answer sets and alerts.
  • Can I migrate my SciPlanner files to SciFinder-n?
    Unfortunately, no. You will need to download your files to your own computer by selecting the Workspace tab in SciPlanner, then Export.

SciFinder-n provides new content and functionalities that can help enhance your search productivity. Enhancements include

  • Automated user login and saved searches
  • Simultaneously explore references and structures in a single search
  • Boolean search operators, wildcard truncation, and relevance-ranked search results
  • Multi-tab browsing
  • A touch-friendly structure drawing editor (ChemDoodle)
  • NMR spectra from BIORAD

You will also see these additional features:

  • MethodsNow: Provides step-by-step procedures and protocols from journal articles and patents which you can load into an electronic lab notebook.
  • PatentPak: Allows easy access to patents from over 40 patent offices with the ability to easily locate chemical substances within the patent and to reference equivalent patents in a familiar language.
  • Retrosynthesis Planner: Uses computer-aided synthetic design algorithm to generate possible retrosynthetic routes along with easy access to commercial availability and pricing information for reactants.
  • BLAST Biosequence Searching: Searches biological sequences from the patent literature and will expand to publicly available information in the future.

Register for an Account

You must register for a SciFinder-n account before using the database for the first time. If you already have a "classic" SciFinder account, you are ready to log into SciFinder-n.To register,

  1. Go to UTK Libraries' SciFinder-n registration form. Complete the registration form using either a or email address.
  2. Respond to the validation email you will receive.

Problems logging in?

Are you off campus?
Be sure you're going through UT Libraries to be authenticated from off campus. Use as your bookmark. 
Did you have an account at another institution?
You will need to register for a new account through our registration link. Any saved searches, alerts, etc. must be recreated in your new account. You may also need to delete your browser's cookies so that your new login will work.
Account deactivated? Password problem?
Contact CAS for help with username/password problems and deactivated accounts.