As of June 30, 2011, SciFinder Scholar – the research discovery tool provided by the Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) – is available only as a web resource. Previously, SciFinder Scholar was available via client-downloadable software.  For the past two years, the web and client-software versions of SciFinder Scholar have been running in parallel.  In August of 2010, CAS reported that “due to increasing popularity and new development of the web version of SciFinder, the client version of SciFinder will be discontinued for all U.S. and Canadian academic institutions on June 30, 2011.

In addition to the retirement of the client version, the UC SciFinder Scholar information & registration pages that had been supported by UCLA’s Chemistry Department have been moved to the CDL website (http://uclibs.org/PID/132375).  Campuses that link to the UCLA Chemistry Department web pages at http://software.chem.ucla.edu/scifind/ on their Databases A-Z web pages should immediately begin using the PID.  For additional information, a list of UC SciFinder Campus Contacts is available at http://www.cdlib.org/groups/scifinder_campus_contacts.html.