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Blocked Access

As our subscription allows for 2 shared seats between a number of universities, there may be times when you are blocked from accessing SciFinder. We are interested to know the frequency of blocks and would appreciate an e-mail from you should you get blocked. Please e-mail Ellen Olsen-Lynch at

In order to prevent users from being blocked there is a session timeout of 15 minutes (ie. if your session has been inactive for 15 minutes then it will be terminated automatically).

The CAS databases provide access to:

  • References from more than 10,000 currently published journals (core journals in CAplus)
  • All patent records, meeting CAS selection criteria, from 9 of the major patent offices are available online within 2 days of the patents' issuance
  • More than 16 million single- and multi-step reactions
  • More than 1 billion predicted property values
  • More than 2 million experimental properties
  • The CAS REGISTRYSM database - the original source and final authority for CAS Registry Numbers
  • Sequences combined from CAS and GenBank databases, which are indexed and linked to scientific journal and patent literature

Support and Training
Training and support materials for the new version of SciFinder are available at


2 shared seats with other universities.

CA Plus: 1907 - present Medline: 1949 - present Substance information: 1957 - present (complete); some content as far back as 1907 Chemical synthesis information: 1840-present; Journals covered for Chemical AbstractsTM since 1985; Patents covered for CA from 1991 to present Regulated chemicals information: Originally from data in the 1985 TSCA inventory and supplements; U.S. Government Federal Register 1778-1987
Update Frequency: 
Daily or weekly depending on database

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