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PHAR:8135 Basic Science Resources: SciFinder Searching


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SciFinder gives you instant access to the world's largest curated collection of information on disclosed chemistry and related research produced by CAS. SciFinder allows you to search Chemical Abstracts & MEDLINE by author and topic.

SciFinder is available to University of Iowa faculty, staff & students only.

SciFinder Registration

If this is your first time using SciFinder, you must register for an account first. You must be on campus and use your University of Iowa email address ( to register. After you submit your registration form, CAS will send you an e-mail with instructions for completing the registration process. This email should arrive within 30 minutes, if not, check your spam folder.

If you have followed the instructions above, but you're having problems registering for a SciFinder account, please contact or 800-753-4227.

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If you have already registered for a SciFinder account, you may use this link to access both on and off-campus. If you are off-campus, you will be prompted to enter your HawkID and password.

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Leo Clougherty
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