Scopus Trial Underway (concluded)

The Scopus trial has been concluded.  Thank you for participating.

Scopus is the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature with flexible tools to track, analyze and visualize research..  Scopus is strong in all areas of the sciences. Updated daily, it indexes over 18,000 peer-reviewed journals and includes the content from Embase.  The trial will go until May 4th.

Trial link:

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Updated daily, Scopus offers
• +18,000 peer-reviewed journals from more than 5,000 publishers
• Over 1,200 Open Access journals
• 520 conference proceedings
• Over 600 trade publications
• 350 book series
• 34 million abstracts
• Results from 435 million scientific web pages
• 23 million patent records from 5 patent offices
• 41 million records, of which 24 million records include references going back to 1996 (75% include references)
• 17 million pre-1996 records go back as far as 1823

Please send comments to Janna Lawrence, Hardin Library Assistant Director.

SciFinder Access Changing Now – June 30th Deadline

University Libraries will be moving to the web version of SciFinder Scholar

Access to the client version (desktop application) of SciFinder we currently use will be discontinued on June 30, 2011.

You must register by June 30th to be able to convert your files to the web version. (Convert your client-saved .sfr files to .akx files using the new SciFinderfile conversion tool)

Registration is required…you must create your own id and password and you must use a email address.

Click here to access the registration page. Follow the easy step-by-step instructions for registration.

A campus e-mail is required for registration with the suffix “” After you submit the registration form, CAS will send you an e-mail with instructions for completing the registration process.   This e-mail should arrive within 30 minutes and you must reply within 48 hours.  The registration confirmation e-mail may be identified as spam by your e-mail application, so check your spam folder.

For more information, contact the Sciences Library,

The web version offers:

  • Powerful features not found in the client version
  • Convenient access, anytime, anywhere
  • Simple and intuitive interface
  • Same CAS content

Additional Information :

You can get a product overview and system requirements, as well as training support, on

View an interactive demo of the web version of SciFinder

View How to Guides featuring Exploreby Research Topic, Exploreby Chemical StructureExploreby Substructure, and ExploreReactions