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Database Tutorials: Scifinder

Registering for Scifinder

SciFinder’s one-time user registration allows you to create your own SciFinder username and password (used also for Keep Me Posted! alerts, and other personalizable features).  You must set up your own username and password for Scifinder from a computer within the University of Southampton's networked IP range.

Go to the user registration form (see the user registration guide [pdf] for additional information).

  • Click Next
  • Enter your contact information
  • Specify a username and password
    • Your username must be unique and contain 5-15 characters. It can contain only letters or a combination of letters, numbers, and/or these special characters: - (dash), _ (underscore), . (period), @ (at symbol)
    • Your password must contain 7-15 characters and include at least three of the following:
      • Letters
      • Mixed upper- and lowercase letters
      • Numbers
      • Non-alphanumeric characters (e.g., @, #, %, &, *)
    • Select a security question from the drop-down list and provide the answer.
    • Click Register.
  • An Almost Finished message indicates that you will receive an email message from CAS at the address you provided within the form.
  • Open the email message from CAS in order to complete the registration process. If you accept the terms and conditions for using SciFinder, click the link within the email message to complete the registration process. A confirmation page is displayed.

Accessing Scifinder

Online Tutorials

Training and support materials for SciFinder are available from CAS.

What's in Scifinder?


Learn to use SciFinder