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About SciFinder and SciFinder-n

SciFinder Classic will no longer be available after December 31, 2022

SciFinder-n is the new platform containing the same information as the classic version of SciFinder. It has some special tools and works differently. Test out both versions to see which is most useful for you.


UW-only Access is restricted to current UW students, faculty and staff. Some exceptions can be made for non-UW users. Ask at the reference desk or check with the Chemistry Librarian for details. New users see guidelines and tips below.


 SciFinder-n are available through the web from most web browsers and supports an alert feature that will notify you when new articles in your subject are published.

  • Register
    First time users must register to use SciFinder.
    Please note: you must use a valid UW email address. CAS will send an email reply which you must answer within 48 hours.


If you have problems connecting, contact the Chemistry Librarian.

Training SciFinder-n

Updates and Notifications

SF is primarily available for current UW students, faculty, and staff . Further, it is only available for  educational and UW research needs. Do not lend your account to anyone else. Researchers who consult with companies may not use SF for the company's research. There are obviously many gray areas so please feel free to consult Susanne. Non-UW users may request access at a reference desk for non-commercial use only.