Academic Researcher FAQ


Where should I go to register if I am new to CAS SciFinder®?
The CAS SciFinder registration link should be available on your organization’s library website. If you are unable to find the link, contact your organization’s librarian or the CAS Customer Center.

What information is required for me to register?
New users must provide their first and last name and their organization-issued email address. 

Where should I go to log in to CAS SciFinder?
Log in with your username and password at or via the link provided on your organization’s library website. For easy access, bookmark this URL in your preferred web browser.


Can CAS SciFinder benefit researchers who are not in the chemistry department?
Yes! CAS SciFinder covers the scientific literature well beyond chemistry (e.g., engineering, medicine, materials), including all of the biomedical literature in PubMed (from the National Center for Biotechnology Information), and new sequence searching will be particularly relevant to biologists. Feel free to tell your colleagues and collaborators in the life sciences and beyond about CAS SciFinder.

Where can I find the latest technical information about CAS SciFinder (e.g., system requirements, What’s New)?
This information can be found in the About CAS SciFinder section of the in-product Help.

Are there any scheduled downtimes for system maintenance?
No, you can access CAS SciFinder at any time.

Are there any limits to how CAS SciFinder can be used?
CAS SciFinder must be used solely for academic research. For additional information, refer to the CAS SciFinder Terms of Use for Academic Users or contact your CAS representative, as terms may vary in certain countries.

Where can I find CAS SciFinder training materials?
New users should start with the Quick Start Guide and Quick Reference Guide. For additional on-demand support materials, refer to CAS SciFinder Training and the in-product Help.

Who should I contact if I have additional questions?
Please contact your organization’s librarian or the CAS Customer Center.

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