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SciFinder: SciFinder

About This Guide

This guide provides information on using SciFinder here at Clarion University--including registration, access and resources for training.  If you need more Chemistry Resources, click here.

SciFinder Web Training Resources

Click here to see SciFinder Tutorials - Web Version.

Click here to see SciFider recorded eSeminar


All first-time users of the SciFinder must register and create a user name and password before accessing the database. Registration is restricted to Clarion University faculty staff and students and requires:

  1. A valid e-mail address
  2. Once you have registered for SciFinder, you will receive an e-mail message that includes a link and instructions for completing the registration process. This e-mail should arrive within 30 minutes. You must use the link within 48 hours otherwise, you will need to re-register. Users must agree not to use SciFinder for commercial research.

Access SciFinder

SciFinder requires a one-time registration and creation of a username/password. You'll need to login with this username and password each time you use SciFinder. If you had a SciFinder account at another institution, you will need to register again and with a new username.

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