SciFinder includes the Chemical Abstracts and Medline databases as well as additional information:
- Visit Chemical Abstracts' Web site to see what is included
- Core Journals Covered in SciFinder
- Search CASSI (Chemical Abstracts Service Source Index)
- Links to Electronic Journals and University of Akron Library Holdings
- Links to Patents
In order to use SciFinder, you need to register first. You may sign up for alerts through the Keep Me Posted feature. Be sure to sign out (upper-left hand corner) when you are finished so that others may sign on.
- Connect to SciFinder on-campus | off-campus if you have registered already
- Having trouble with SciFinder off-campus? Try using Mozilla Firefox.
- What's New in SciFinder
- Support & Training
- E-Seminars and Training Center
here first. Then, click the Next button. On the next page, enter the information requested and create a Username and Password for yourself. Click on the Tips link to see what the requirements are for the Username and Password. You will need to use your University of Akron e-mail account to register. After you register, you will need to wait until you receive a confirmation e-mail, which usually arrives in an hour or less. After you receive the confirmation e-mail, you will need to click on the link in that e-mail within 48 hours to confirm your registration. If you do not click on this link within 48 hours, you will need to register again. Then, you may sign in at one of the following URLs: on-campus | off-campus. Note: The client version is NO longer available.
RefWorks, which The University of Akron now licenses. RefWorks may be used to create your own personal database, manage your references, and/or create bibliographies. You should save your answers from SciFinder in the Citation Export Format (*.ris).
- Log into RefWorks, or create an account if you are a first-time user.
- Select References, then Import from the toolbar.
- Select BIBSYS (RIS Import Format) as the data source and All Databases as the database.
- Browse to find the RIS file you saved from your SciFinder search, single-click on the filename, then click the "Open" button.
- Click Import. Your records should appear in the Last Imported Folder.
EZProxy if you have registered already.