SciFinder-n is now available.
SciFinder is a comprehensive discovery tool of chemical information. SciFinder-n is the new interface for SciFinder. We currently have access to both versions, but the SciFinder classic interface may be retired in the future.

New User

Sign up for an account

Returning User

Sign into SciFinder classic
Sign into SciFinder-n


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

Database Description
Both SciFinder and SciFinder-n provide 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.

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