Biomedical Engineering

SFS Information

SciFinder Scholar consists of the complete Chemical Abstracts Service database from 1907- and the complete Medline database, from 1950-. Newest additions include millions of spectra, and records from chemical literature before 1907. UMASS Lowell Libraries provides SciFinder Web access for current students, faculty and staff in the Library, anywhere on campus and at home, provided they have properly registered for an account.
For help on searching SFS web, check out the tutorials provided by the Chemical Abstracts Service, or contact Margaret Manion, Science  and Engineering Librarian.
SciFinder Scholar is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week except for  early Sunday mornings.  There is no limit on the number of simultaneous users.  We are guaranteed that all our users will be able to access SFS 95% of the time.  Please remember to read the conditions statement when logging on and abide by the limits on the number of records. Because of heavy use, please remember to log out completely and properly from SFS, otherwise a port will be blocked for up to 20 minutes.


Using SFS off campus

TO USE SFS off campus:

 Go to "Off Campus Users start Here" on the Library home page, use your UML email address and password to proxy your computer. Open the SFS browser (under "S" in the alphabet). Login with your SFS username and password.

SciFinder Web

SciFinder Scholar Access

SciFinder Scholar access is only available for current students, faculty and staff at UMASS Lowell. You must have a current UML email address to register for SFS access.

Register to have web access via the link below. You will be able to choose your own username and password and a security question. You must receive an email from SFS and reply to it in order for your access to be complete.

SciFinder Scholar Registration

Only your name and email address are required.  Your email address must be your UML email address.

Please note that you must choose a username of 5-15 letters which may include only letters and/or numbers and any of the following special symbols:

  •   - dash
  •  _  Underscore
  •   .  period
  • @  at symbol

Your password must be more complex, with 7-15 characters and AT LEAST THREE of the following:

  • Letters
  • Numbers
  • Mixed upper-lower case letters
  • Non-alphanumeric characters (e.g. @, #,%,&,*)

Select a security question from the drop-down menu.


Once registered, you may use SciFinder from any web-connected computer, provided you have properly proxied yourself for off campus use.

SciFinder Scholar Access

SciFinder Mobile

Use SciFinder Mobile to access a version of SciFinder made for your Blackberry or IPhone.

This is not the full SciFinder Scholar but does provide access to citations, structures and quick lookups from mobile devices.

Log in as you would to regular SFS Web.


To use SciFinder Scholar, web version you will need:

Browser: IE version 6.x or 7.x; or Mozilla Firefox 2.x; or Apple Safari 3

To use structure searching, you must have Java Runtime Environment (JRE).

You must have Java, Javascript, and enable cookies.  If you have a popup blocker, either turn it off or add the following sites to your "popups allowed" list: