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October 1, 2009

SciFinder is Now Available on the Web!

Passing along a note from the Chemistry Librarian, Tina Chrzastowski.

Use SciFinder Web to search Chemical Abstracts, which indexes "chemistry" in the broadest sense. It is updated daily and indexes & abstracts over 8000 journals. Coverage: 1907-present. SciFinder has cited & citing references from 1995-present. One of the new features of the web version is the ability to set up email alerts.

Note: our "seats" for this resource are very limited, so if you get turned away the first time you try to access it, please try again another time.


------- Note from Tina Chrzastowski ----------

We now have access to the latest version of SciFinder Scholar in its new format: SciFinder Web (SFWeb).

You must register as an individual to gain access to SFWeb, and you must register with a email account. In addition, SFWeb will only work from a computer with a University of Illinois IP address (or via the VPN, which mimics a U of Illinois IP, if you need to use it from off-campus). Since this new application is web-based, Macs and PCs can use the same platform.

To register for a SciFinder Web (SFW) account, please go to:
and follow the links from "Register for SciFinder Web Version." You may also need to download the Java Plug-in for structure searching, which is also available at this URL. You will also find the link to login once you register your user name and password: .

Full information on this migration, as well as the many positives of the new SF Web version are available at our FAQ page.

As always, please let me know about any problems or questions using SciFinder Web. Tutorials are available through the FAQ page and we will be holding training sessions on SF Web later this fall. Tina
Tina E. Chrzastowski
Chemistry Librarian
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Posted by Katie Newman at October 1, 2009 4:46 PM