Scifinder Scholar

SciFinder Scholar is for use by USA faculty, staff and students only.

A new web browser-based version of SciFinder is available! This version of SciFinder may be used through Internet Explorer or any web browser - it will no longer be necessary to download special software to search SciFinder.

*After April 10, 2009, SciFinder will only be available through the web-based version.*

In order to use the web-based version of SciFinder Scholar:

1. Go to the USA SciFinder Registration Form to register and create a user name and password. Click here for detailed registration instructions provided by CAS: SciFinder User Registration.

2. After you fill out and submit the registration form, CAS will send you an e-mail message with instructions for completing your registration. This message will only be sent to a University of South Alabama e-mail domain so you MUST use your USA e-mail address when registering.

3. After registering, always go to the Library's Articles, Indexes, and Databases webpages to logon to SciFinder. Even though you will have your own user name and password, you must logon from a University IP address. This means that if you are off campus you must logon through our proxy server before you can logon to SciFinder. Using the links on the Library's pages insures that you do this.

4. USA has only 3 simultaneous users, shared with 5 other schools. If these are exceeded, the message “Login failed. Too many concurrent users for this login ID”  will appear. Wait and try again later.


Guide to Using SciFinder Scholar and Chemical Abstracts


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Most recently updated: October 1, 2014 , ap