Using SciFinder Scholar for Literature Reviews

Fri, 30 October, 2020 2:00pm

 The Department of Chemistry Presents, via Webinar:  Using SciFinder Scholar for Literature Reviews, by Margaret Grow-Sadler and Scott Hertzog, Chemical Abstracts Service.


SciFinder, produced by Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS), is the most comprehensive database for the chemical literature, indexing journal articles and patent records (and other document types), as well as chemical substances and reactions. You can search by topic, author, and substances by name or CAS Registry Number, OR use the editor to draw and search for chemical structures, substructures, or reactions.

It is a core research tool for chemistry, biochemistry, chemical engineering, medicinal chemistry, materials science, nanotechnology, and other science and engineering disciplines.


Margaret Grow-Sadler, Customer Success Manager for Chemical Abstracts Service

Margaret Grow-Sadler is a Customer Success Manager for Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS), a division of the American Chemical Society (ACS).  She manages and maintains CAS’s relationships with current customers in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States which covers six states in total (DC, DE, MD, NC, VA, WV).

Margaret received her BS in chemistry from Villanova University in 2006 (Go Cats!) and her PhD in chemistry, focusing on organic and nanochemistry, from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, in 2012.  After a two-year postdoctoral fellowship at Morgan State University in Baltimore, MD, where her research was microwave-assisted organic synthesis of cyanine dyes, she worked in the ACS Education Division in the Graduate & Postdoctoral Scholars Office as a Project Manager for three years.  She transitioned to the CAS Sales Division in July 2018.



Scott Hertzog, Client Consultant for Chemical Abstract Service

After receiving his degree in Chemistry, Scott worked as a chemical patent examiner at the US Patent & Trademark Office for a number of years, then became a searcher for Science IP, the CAS Search Service, searching small molecule structures, as well as more general chemical and technical searching.

Scott later worked in the IP department of a large manufacturing firm, performing freedom to operate searching, and has spent the past six years training and consulting clients on CAS products such as SciFinder and STN.


Preparation is required if you plan on participating.  Please make certain to set up your Scifinder account.  The instructions are found here:



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