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SciFinder-n offers access to the most comprehensive databases in chemistry and related fields, produced by Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS):

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From 1.1.2023 SciFinder-n is enhanced to the CAS SciFinder Discovery Platform, including i.a.:

The accounts are valid for all platforms. "Classic" SciFinder is discontinued since 1.1.2022.



Who is entitled to get a SciFinder-n account?
All members of the Universität Basel using a mail address within the domain

How to register with SciFinder-n?
A registration in advance is required: Instructions (members of Univ. Basel only)

How to access SciFinder-n?
Using a web browser (sytem requirements) within the University of Basel network, and worldwide via VPN (

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