Skip to Main Content

Search SciFinder: Set up


SciFinder is a research discovery application that provides integrated access to the world's most comprehensive and authoritative source of references, substances and reactions in chemistry and related sciences. Classic SciFinder was retired in July, 2022. SciFindern is the new version that includes an updated search algorithm and synthesis planning tools.

Access to SciFindern is restricted to UC Berkeley students, faculty, and staff.


To begin searching SciFinder:

  1. Register for your personal account.
  2. Afterwards, visit SciFindern to log in.

Note: If you are off campus, set up your proxy server or VPN before registering or launching SciFinder.