SciFinder Scholar


CAS, the publisher of SciFinder, has discontinued the software-based client version of SciFinder as of June 30, 2011. Only the web version is now available. If you have not done so, you should create an online account.  If you have questions, contact BU’s chemistry librarian, JD Kotula ( or 617-358-6900).

Connect to SciFinder Web

[Requires a SciFinder Account]

You will be asked to enter your BU username and Kerberos password, and then your SciFinder username and password.

About SciFinder Scholar

SciFinder Scholar provides access to the complete Chemical Abstracts database, indexing articles from journals and other publications; national and international patents; and data for substances and reactions. More about SciFinder Scholar.

First Time Users or SciFinder Client Users

First time users need to create a SciFinder Account to use the web version of SciFinder. SciFinder Web is now the only method for accessing SciFinder. Users of the SciFinder software should create an account and switch to web access.