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Search a comprehensive collection of published scientific research in the chemistry, engineering and bioscience fields by author name, research topic, substance identifier, chemical structure, or chemical reaction.

Access Conditions

The use of SciFinder-n is limited to the University of Louisville students, staff and faculty. It is also limited to educational and not-for-profit research purposes.  Scifinder-n will time out of the session if it is inactive for 20 minutes.

Documentation and Tutorials

SciFinder-n FAQ

SciFinder-n Resources: Descriptions of search features, searching instructions, and training. See also the Educational Support pages.


The University of Louisville subscribes to SciFinder-n. You need to sign-up for a SciFinder account to access SciFinder-n.

After signing up for an account, use this link to access the collection.

Database Description

Topics: Chemistry, engineering, health sciences, biology, technology
Coverage: 1907 to the present; updated daily
Formats: Journal articles, patents, conference papers and proceedings, registry records, chemical substance data
Truncation: *
Availability: Faculty, student and staff of UofL while on UofL Campuses
Producer: Chemical Abstracts Service
Vendor: Chemical Abstracts Service

Subject Librarian


Sarah Drerup

STEM Librarian

Ekstrom Library

Sarah is currently on leave. Please contact Rob Detmering instead.


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