SciFinder-n is a comprehensive discovery tool of chemical information. If you are a user of the classic SciFinder, please note that interface will be retired on July 1, 2022.

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    • Contain at least one non-alphanumberic character (eg. @,#,%,&,*)

If you have any questions related to this process, please contact Alyssa Valcourt, Science and Math Librarian.

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SciFinder-n is available to JMU students, faculty and staff only, non-JMU users are not authorized for access.

Database Description
SciFinder-n provides access to the following Chemical Abstracts databases, plus Medline covering the biomedical literature:

  • CAplus — Chemical Abstracts Plus, an index with abstracts for periodicals in chemistry from 1907 the present.
  • CAS Registry — an international resource for chemical substance identification.
  • CASREACT — information on synthetic organic research.

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