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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

SciFinder_n Registration Instruction

Use SciFinder_n (the upgraded version of SciFinder) requires registration first. This must be done on campus. Only current MSU students, faculty, and staff are entitled to use SciFinder_n. Once you have created your account, you will be able to access SciFinder_n 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_n via the link on the library's database page:, or, go to: (on-campus use).

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