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We provide access to INSPEC (Database for Physics, Electronics and Computing) to faculty & graduate students via a search provider named Dialog.

Polk Library will subsidize searching of INSPEC ONLY. Any other use of this service is prohibited.

If you need the login/password or have questions about this service, please contact Cynthia Huebschen at 424-7327 or email her at:

If you know your password and are ready to connect now:
Connect to Dialog

If you would like search assistance or would like a search performed for you, contact Cynthia Huebschen at or 424-7327.

Here are pointers to some online help:

Get help online :

STN (Chemical Abstracts): The Scientific and Technical Information Network

This service is being provided for faculty, academic staff, and graduate students at UW Oshkosh for the express purpose of searching Chemical Abstracts Society databases. It may only be searched after 5 p.m.

If you know your password and are ready to connect, Connect to STN Easy!

If you have questions about this service, including search assistance, please contact one of the librarians listed below. We are happy to schedule an appointment with you during the hours in which STN can be searched or during the day.

Sarah Neises, 424-0401 or email:
Cynthia Huebschen, 424-7327 or email:



SciFinder is a research discovery tool that allows you to explore the CAS databases that contain literature from many scientific disciplines including biomedical sciences, chemistry, engineering, material science, agricultural science, and more. Access is limited to faculty and graduate students.

Accessing SciFinder
1. For faculty & graduate student use only. Contact
Jonathan Gutow (phone 424-1336) or Ronald Hardy (phone 424-2097) to arrange registration to use SciFinder.

2. If you are already registered, click this Scifinder link.

If you have any problems, contact
Ronald Hardy (phone 424-2097), or Jonathan Gutow (phone 424-1336)

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