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SciFinder Scholar

SciFinder, a database of chemical substances, reactions, and literature references, is available via the web but you must create an individual account before using it.  You only need to register once, but be sure to register on campus using your email address.  Please record your username/password! 


Wait for your activation email to arrive, and then use the main login page to access SciFinder.

When you use the structure drawing editor, you may need to update your Java applet cache.  Just follow the instructions and let the computer update it.

SciFinder How To Guides (from CAS)

The library subscribes to an unlimited simultaneous users model for SciFinder.  If you are unable to get in, please contact so that we can troubleshoot.

Chemistry Journal Abbreviations

CASSI is the CAS Source Index.  Use it to decode those puzzling journal title abbreviations you find in SciFinder Scholar.

Browse science news

Browse and search science journals online via the links below.  Also browse available titles in print format just inside the library's main entrance.


Chemistry Research

CRC Handbook

The Mobile Chemist

View mobile apps and links to download for Android, iOS, and tablet devices on this Stanford Libraries guide.  Options include Atom in a Box 3D visualization tool and CRC Physical Constants of Organic Compounds.  Note: Some apps may require a download fee.  Some apps may not be available for all mobile devices.

Useful Tools

Ptable - HTML interactive periodic table (no waiting for page to load). Use tabs at top to instantly see descriptions, properties, orbitals, isotopes, compounds. Has state of matter slider (gas, liquid, solid) at high/low temperatures. Time machine option displays only the elements discovered by that year. Demo video shows how to use Ptable most effectively. Browse, search, print.

Royal Society of Chemistry Ptable - This HTML option from RSC provides an interactive Ptable and more--history, alchemy, element podcasts, element videos and trends. Home tab quickly returns you to Periodic Table and info/links to download free apps for mobile phones and tablets.

ChemEd Digital Library Tools - Use this collaborative, community-driven toolbox of resources to share your work, learn chemistry and benefit from what others have done.

For example, manipulate 3-D compound models with your mouse to examine structure and bonding  and demonstrate molecular geometries, vibrations, symmetry and orbitals.

Search RSC Journals

Access scientific content from RSC Publishing for research.  Browse or search the Royal Society of Chemistry database now.