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blue text says cas scifinder-nSciFindern is a research discovery tool that allows you to explore the CAS databases that contain literature from many scientific disciplines, including biomedical sciences, chemistry, engineering, materials science, agricultural science, and more.

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  • Before using SciFindern for the first time, you need to register for an account.
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  • Registration is not complete until you respond to the confirmation email.

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After you have responded to the confirmation email, you may log in to SciFindern from a computer on or off campus, using this link:


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