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Help with SciFinder

You will need to be logged in to the UML Library to access some of the material in this guide. If you are logged in to your UML email you are logged in to the library. You may get an additional authentication phone call from Duo. This is routine. 

If prompted, enter your UML email credentials. If you still have trouble, clear the cache on your device. Email not working? Troubleshoot from here.


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Find Your Database

Start at the library home page, and click the Databases tab at left. Click the initial letter of the database you are looking for in the A-Z listing, or browse the titles on the page. Click the name of the database you are looking for.

 SciFinder offers access to the most trusted collection of chemical substances, reactions and literature references in the world. Leading pharmaceutical and chemical corporations as well as top academic institutions and government labs rely on SciFinder to keep up to date with the latest advances in science.

To use Scifinder you have to create an account- the link to the registration page is in the library's databases list and in the lefthand column of this page.

The video below describes how to search for a specific topic in SciFinder. Links at the bottom of the page take you to more training videos.

Scifinder gives access to:

✦ Substances

✦ Reactions

✦ References

Basics of SciFinder

If you cannot access the above video, you can watch it here