SciFinder Scholar



SciFinder Scholar is now available via the Web.

New User

Sign up for an account

Returning User

Sign into SciFinder Scholar Web


New Users:

You MUST use your email address.

When you select a password it must be:

  • Between 7 and 15 characters and meet 3 of the following criteria:
    • Contain Letters
    • Mixed upper and lower case letters
    • Contain Numbers
    • Contain at least one non-alphanumberic character (eg. @,#,%,&,*)

If you have any questions related to this process, please contact Alyssa Valcourt, Science and Math Librarian.


Authorized Users

SciFinder Scholar is available to JMU students, faculty and staff only.  Non-JMU users are not authorized to use SciFinder Scholar.



Database Description

SciFinder Scholar provides access to the following Chemical Abstracts databases, plus Medline covering the biomedical literature:

  • CAplus -- Chemical Abstracts Plus, an index with abstracts for periodicals in chemistry from 1907 the present.
  • CAS Registry -- an international resource for chemical substance identification.
  • CASREACT -- information on synthetic organic research.


Back to Chemistry Subject Guide