CAS SciFindern is available via Databases A-Z list at the UCT Libraries website. You might be prompted to sign in via UCT Single-Sign-On when you open CAS SciFindern link. Use your existing UCT SciFinder login credentials to access the platform.
Register for a personal account using your UCT email on campus grounds at the SciFinder registration webpage from a computer connected to UCT network.
**Note that if a SciFinder account is idle for 18 months or more, access will be deactivated. To restore access, please contact email@example.com.
If you encounter any difficulty, please contact your librarian Awot Gebregziabher firstname.lastname@example.org
SciFinderⁿ Training provides short and material specific On-Demand training resources for different search types. Open one of the following topics.
SciFinder is our major database for chemists. Made available by the Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS)--a division of the American Chemical Society--SciFinder is a research & discovery tool that allows you to explore the CAS databases, covering the literature from the field of chemistry and its many applications, including biomedical sciences, chemical engineering, materials science, agricultural science, environmental science, pharmaceuticals and more. SciFinder consists of:
SciFinder provides user-friendly search software that enables users to search the database in a variety of ways : using author names, research topics, chemical substance names or molecular formulae, chemical structures, chemical reactions, and organisation names. A structure-drawing package allows users to draw structures on screen and search for them either as complete structures or as substructures of larger molecules.
Note that when searching by topic in SciFinder, you don't need to use Boolean searching ... just enter your search requirements in a sentence or phrase. SciFinder then performs a number of different Boolean searches and you are presented with a list of "candidate" results sets to choose from.