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The SciFinder-n Database: To Begin

A basic introduction to SciFinder-n, the database produced by the American Chemical Society.


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SciFinder-n is the premier research tool for chemical sciences and related disciplines.  It covers published journal articles, reports, chemical data, patent records, and much more.



First-time CSUSB users must register and create a personal login.

Create your SciFinder-n login here.

After filling out the online form, you will receive a confirmation email.  Use the link in the email to confirm your registration. You only need to create your personal login once!

Things to know:

  • You MUST use your official CSUSB email address (ending in or to register.
  • Password must be from 7 to 15 characters long.
  • Password must include a mix of upper and lowercase letters, numbers, and symbols (such as # $ % & !).
  • The confirmation link in the email message expires 48 hours after being created. If you fail to use it within that time, you must create a new login.



Go to the SciFinder-n database.

Things to know:

  • You will always be asked for your personal login, on or off campus.
  • Off-campus, you'll have to login twice: once with your normal Coyote login, and once with your personal SciFinder login.
  • JavaScript and cookies must be enabled.
  • Add to your browser’s "Trusted Sites" and Pop-up blocker Exceptions lists.

More Information:

Technical Requirements for SciFinder-n (Windows & Mac).

The campus contact for SciFinder-n is librarian Stacy Magedanz,, 909 537 5103.

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