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SciFinder Web

What is SciFinder?

SciFinder is a comprehensive research tool that allows researchers to access information from many scientific disciplines including:  

  • biomedical sciences
  • chemistry
  • chemical engineering
  • environmental sciences
  • materials science
  • agricultural science

By searching SciFinder, you will find journal articles, patent documents, chemical substances and reactions through searching several CAS databases:

  • Chemical Abstracts (CAplus)
  • CAS Registry

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SciFinder Web Registration Instruction

Use of the web version requires registration first. This must be done on campus. Only current MSU students, faculty, and staff are entitled to use SciFinder. Once you have created your account, you will be able to access SciFinder from on- or off-campus, but you must go through the library's database page in order to be authenticated as an MSU user for off-campus access.

To create your personal account:

Visit (Users must use this link to register as a Mississippi State University faculty, staff or student).

Follow the screen prompts and enter the contact information as requested.  

Users must register with your MSU email address.

Username must be 5-15 characters and contain at least one letter. It must start with a letter or number, but may include numbers, dashes, underscores, periods, or @.

Your password must contain a minimum of 7 and a maximum of 15 characters. It must include at least three (3) of the following:

  • Letters
  • Mixed upper and lowercase letters
  • Numbers
  • Non-alphanumeric characters (e.g., @,#,%,&,*)

After you have created your account, you can login to SciFinder web version via the link on the library's database page:, or, go to: (on-campus use).

SciFinder Web Login

To login to SciFinder, go to the library's database page: