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SciFinder Access & Support Guide: Instructions

To access SciFinder, individual user registration is required which is separate from your UBIT name and password. SciFinder provides access to six major databases from Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) and the National Library of Medicine's MEDLINE.
Last Updated: Nov 11, 2019 11:27 AM

How to Register for SciFinder


Step 1- Go to the UB/CAS SciFinder Registration Site.

To access the registration site, you must be a current authorized UB faculty, student or staff member and have a UBIT name and password. 

Step 2- Create Your Account.

Once you're at the UB/CAS SciFinder Registration Site, register your name, address, UB e-mail account ( You will be asked to create your own user name and password that is separate from your UBIT name and password (although you may choose to use your UBIT name and password). Your user name and password must be kept confidential and not shared with any other person, UB-affiliated or not.

Step 3- Search in SciFinder.

Training & Support

Training for SciFinder is available from CAS:



Retired UB Science Librarian A. Ben Wagner prepared the following articles about searching in SciFinder, both published in Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship:

Searching Coordination and Organometallic Compounds in SciFinder

Searching Inorganic Substances in SciFinder


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