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Frequently Asked Questions

This resource guide provides answers to many of the frequently asked questions on how to have the best experience with the library resources and services.

How to register to SciFinder?

Individual Registration is required for the web version of SciFinder. SciFinder’s web-based user registration form allows you to create your own SciFinder username and password. After the form is complete, CAS sends an e-mail with instructions for completing the registration process. The registration process requires your university,, or e-mail account.

  1. Open SciFinder web access registration form
  2. Click next. 
  3. Enter your contact information (only your, or e-mail address is required). 
  4. Specify username and password. Username: 5-15 characters (May contain only a combination of: letters, numbers, these special characters: – . _ @). Password: 7-15 characters (Must include at least 3 of the following: letters, mixed upper and lowercase letters, numbers, non-alpha characters (, @ # % *)).
  5. Select a security question from the drop-down list and provide the answer. 
  6. Click register.
  7. You will receive an e-mail from CAS to complete the registration.

Already registered for SciFinder? Login here for legacy SciFinder.

NOTE: An unlimited number of UTHSC simultaneous users can access SciFinder. Inactive sessions will still timeout after 20 minutes of inactivity.


For SciFinder-n, login here effective March 1, 2020 

Already a registered user? Just use your same credentials you've been using, but see instructions below about migrating saved answers and alerts.

Helpful links about SciFinder-N:

·         Bookmark the SciFinder-n FAQ page 

·         Migrate your current saved answers and alerts from SciFinder Web

·         Access the SciFindern quick start guide for a step-by-step journey into the product

·         Watch the CAS video collection of SciFindern How-To videos and bookmark the page


There will be a Webinar for UTHSC personnel with CAS trainer on Wednesday, March 25, 2020, register here:


How to use SciFinder on tablet or mobile device.

Open SciFinder web access registration form and click Next.
Follow the on screen instruction to complete the registration. The registration process requires,, or e-mail account. You will receive an e-mail from CAS to complete the registration.

If you already registered, login from your device web browser to

Enter your username and password.