SMU Access to SciFinder
- Who can use SciFinder:
- SciFinder is restricted to SMU students, faculty, and
staff. Unlike most of our other electronic resources, there
is no walk-in access available for visitors on any library
- About SciFinder:
- SciFinder is the most comprehensive database for the
chemical literature, indexing journal articles and patent
records, chemical substances and reactions. It is a core
research tool for chemistry, biochemistry, chemical engineering,
materials science, nanotechnology, physics, environmental
science and other science and engineering disciplines.
As of Fall 2010, all SMU users will need to use the web version. We no longer have access to the SciFinder Client version.
For 1st Time Users:
SciFinder Web requires a one-time registration and creation
of a username/password. You'll need to login with this information
each time you use SciFinder Web. If you had a SciFinder account
at another institution, you will need to re-register with a
- Please visit
this page. You will need to do this from a computer on-campus or using VPN.
You will have to authenticate with
your SMU username and password to proceed to the registration form.
- Review the instructions for creating the username/password,
then click the registration link at the end of the form.
You must register with your SMU email address.
- You will receive a confirmation email (which may
go to your spam folder). Click the link in the email message to
complete the registration.
For Registered Users:
To use SciFinder, go to
and login with your individual username/password.