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Register for SciFinder

SciFinder requires a one-time registration and creation of a username/password. You'll need to login with this information each time you use SciFinder.

1. Go to SciFinder User Registration

2. Review the instructions for creating the username/password, then click the registration link at the end of the page. You must register with your University of Manitoba email address.

When you receive your confirmation email (which may go to your spam folder), click the link in the message to complete the registration.

4. Go to SciFinder Login to log into SciFinder.

Logon to SciFinder-n

If you try signing into SciFinder-n and receive an error, clear the cache in your browser and try again. Another option is to try a different browser. If you still have problem accessing SciFinder-n contact Marie Speare.

SciFinder-n Training

SciFinder-n Training

Several training resources are available on the SciFinder-n Training website. There are recorded webinars and short videos available on substance, reaction, reference, patent and biosequence searching. 

SciFinder-n Webinars 

Register for upcoming webinars or view recorded webinars on how to search for different types of substances or use new features like the retrosynthesis planning feature. 

What is included in SciFinder-n?


  • journal articles and patents in all areas of chemistry from 1907 to present  
  • journal articles and patents that relate to chemical applications in agriculture, biology, environmental sciences, medical sciences, pharmacy, engineering, materials science, textile sciences, physics, geology, and food sciences
  • also includes journal articles from Medline 
  • millions of substance records and CAS Registry Numbers
  • selected journal articles from late 1800's


SciFinder-n also has several new features including:

  • ability to use Boolean operators, truncation/wildcards and parentheses similar to many other databases
  • sorting by relevance
  • option to search substance, reaction and reference databases all at once
  • ability to search for different combinations such as two substance property data points
  • automatic deduping
  • ability to have multiple tabs running
  • retrosynthesis planner 
  • PatentPak - easily find chemical substances in patent documents 
  • MethodsNow - step by step procedures and protocols from journal articles and patents 
  • ChemDoodle - touch-friendly structure editor for drawing on phones and tablets

Finding Full Text from SciFinder-n

To locate full-text articles click on the link to Full Text in SciFinder-n  (use the Library Access button in other databases).  To access these resources off-campus use your UMNetID and Password.  Then select Check Library Access. If you select DOI you will need to install the Library Access Browser extension in order to access resources that are paid for by the Libraries.

Transferring References to Reference Management Software

EndNote Instructions

To transfer references from SciFinder-n to EndNote follow these instructions:

1. Perform your search in SciFinder-n and select references of interest.

2.  Clcik on the Download Results opiton on the top right hand side of the screen.

3.  Select Citation Export Format (*.ris).


Importing into EndNote

Option 1:

  • After you export the reference from SciFinder, click on Open (instead of Save) and the reference will be added to your EndNote Library if it is open. 

Option 2:

  • After you export the reference from SciFinder, click on Save.
  • From the EndNote File menu, select Import.
  • Select the *.ris file that you saved in SciFinder.
  • From the File menu, select Import.
  • Choose Reference Manager (RIS) as the Import Option.
  • Click on Import.

Mendeley Instructions

Option 1:

  • After you export the reference from SciFinder, click on Open (instead of Save) and select Mendeley Desktop as the application with which to open the file. If you have other software such as EndNote installed on your computer you may need to change the Default programme which opens RIS files. 

Option 2:

  • After you export the reference from SciFinder, click on Save.
  • From the Mendeley File menu, select Import.
  • Select the *.ris file that you saved in SciFinder.