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Chemistry: SciFinder®

SciFinder®: Getting Started


The information service from the American Chemical Society (ACS) is available for SJU users from any computer with internet access.

To use the web version of SciFinder®, users must first set up individual accounts:

    • Be sure to use your email address in the registration process

    • CAS will send an email to the user

  • The user must respond to that email within 48 hours in order to use the account.

    after confirming the registration, SciFinder® will direct the user to --- but this link will not work from off-campus.

Accessing SciFinder® after an account has been set up:

    • Once an account has been set up, the user can specify Preferences.

System Requirements

SciFinder Mobile

Using SciFinder®

Chemical Abstracts Service's SciFinder® allows access to several major chemical and medical databases including:

  • CAplus
  • Registry


  • Sessions are set to time out at 20 minutes.
  • SJU has unlimited concurrent user access to SciFinder®.

SciFinder® Help

View SciFinder now  A tutorial on web-based SciFinder®

SciFinder® Support Home CAS's comprehensive support page includes access to: Tutorials How To Guides Strategies

Subject Guide

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Naomi Cohen
Post Learning Commons and Drexel Library