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Last Updated: Jan 6, 2020 9:22 AM

Connect to SciFinder-N

Remote access to this resource requires a UBITName and password.

First-time users must register with CAS. Please scroll down for instructions. 

Current SciFinder users will need to activate a SciFinder-n account. Please scroll down for instructions.

Looking for SciFinder? Click here. 

Looking for more information? Click here for the Chemistry LibGuide.


SciFinder-n is a new product in the Scifinder family.  It contains all the content available in SciFinder and has integrated access to MethodsNow Synthesis, PatentPak, and other resources. For example: 

  • Search for References, Substances & Reactions at same time
  • Search for Exact, Substructure and Similar structures in one search
  • PatentPak (currently >11 Million mapped OCR’d patents)
  • MethodsNow synthetic protocol content (currently 4.5 Million step-by-step synthetic protocols)
  • Multiple tab browsing for simultaneous searching
  • Option to remain logged into the search platform
  • Enhanced Markush and Substructure search features
  • Touch-screen enabled drawing editor (ChemDoodle)
  • Search directly for all chemical suppliers
  • Groups reference record answer sets according to Relevance
  • Saves and stores all historical searching by Date & Time

Special Instructions

Online access to the NEW SciFinder-n. You must register for an individual user i.d. before using this product. 

Current SciFinder users do NOT have to set up a new user account.  Simply click the link above to enter SciFinder-n.  Once at the landing page, you will be prompted to verify your email address and you will be sent a code. Once you receive the code, enter it into the appropriate box on the log-in page, and you will be ready to use SciFinder-n. 

Step 1- Go to the UB/CAS SciFinder-n 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-n 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-n.

Dates Covered

Reactions (1840 to present); References (dating back to 1800s; continuous since 1907); Substances (early 1800s to present) 

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