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Searching SciFinder from ChemOffice Pro

One of the features of ChemOffice Pro is the ability to search the SciFinder information service with drawn chemical structures and reactions.  This does require a SciFinder account.  Set one up first if you don't already have it.  If you have ChemOffice Pro installed, and your SciFinder credentials ready, follow the procedure below to execute a search:

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Action: 

Create your chemical drawing, either a single structure or a reaction.

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ChemDraw drawing
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2
Action: 

Select 'Select All' under the Edit menu.

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ChemDraw Select All
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3
Action: 

Click on the Scifinder tool in the toolbar.

Screenshot: 
ChemDraw SciFinder Tool
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Action: 

In the lower left of the 'Search SciFinder' window, click 'Proxy Settings'.

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Search SciFinder Window Proxy Settings Button
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5
Action: 

In the 'Proxy Settings' window, enter 'https://login.ezproxy.lib.lehigh.edu/login?url=https://scifinder.cas.org' in the 'Proxy URL' box, and click 'OK'.

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Proxy Settings Entry
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6
Action: 

Use the radio buttons in the 'Search SciFinder' window to specify the type of search, i.e. substructure / exact structure, or reactant / product, and click OK.

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Search SciFinder Window
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Action: 

If you are logging in from off-campus withhout using the VPN, you will see an authentication page that looks like this. Enter your Lehigh credentials, and click 'Submit'.

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Lehigh login screen
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8
Action: 

At the SciFinder login page, enter your SciFinder credentials.  Click 'Continue' to proceed to your answer set.

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SciFinder Login and Result

For additional help, please contact the LTS Help Desk at 610-758-4357 or helpdesk@lehigh.edu