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Scifinder-n provides you with full access to the Chemical Abstracts database going back to 1907!

Chemical Abstracts is one of the most comprehensive databases for chemistry and chemical engineering, biochemistry, biotechnology, electrochemistry, metallurgy and materials science and pharmacology.

The following databases are now available on the Scifinder-n platform.

  • ChemZent Chemisches Zentralblatt
  • CAS Analytical Methods
  • CAS Formulas
  • CASREACT Chemical Reactions Database (1974 to date)
  • Chemical Suppliers
  • Chemical Regulatory Data
  • Medline Database
  • Chemical Property Data

The Chemical Abstracts Author Index, Subject Index, Chemical Substance Index, Molecular Formula Index, and Index Guide has been transferred to the ASRS facility located in the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre. The call number is QD1 A51.

The print Chemical Abstracts covers the years 1907 to 2003.

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Atmospheric Sciences; Biochemistry; Biotechnology; Chemical and Biological Engineering; Chemistry; Clean Energy Engineering; Food Science; Genome Science and Technology; Materials Engineering; Microbiology; Mining Engineering; Pharmaceutical Sciences; Pharmacology and Therapeutics; Wood Products Processing

Date Coverage

1907 - current