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Setting Up Your New Individual SciFinder Account

Please note that access to the SciFinder database is restricted to current DePaul students, staff and faculty for educational and non-commercial use only.

Setting up your new individual SciFinder account is a TWO-STEP process:



Registering for your new SciFinder account requires the use of your DePaul email account.


  • For new and recently-enrolled DePaul students, email addresses have the format: in which the "userid" is the same as your Campus Connect username (before Spring Quarter, 2020, student email addresses had the format: ).

  • Student email accounts are provided through "Office 365" - a service provided for DePaul by Microsoft.

  • If you cannot log into "Office 365," contact DePaul's Information Services Help Desk or or (312) 362-8765.

  • For more instructions on student email, refer to: Student Email and University Communications


  • Get E-mail advice & support at the Information Services Employee Email website
  • OR  contact DePaul's Information Services Help Desk or or (312) 362-8765.



Current DePaul students, staff and faculty need to register and set up their individual account: HERE 

Registration Essentials:

  • On the registration form, you must enter your DePaul email address
  • Pay attention to the password tips or you may have problems registering and/or logging into SciFinder
  • After submitting the completed registration form, you will receive an email (in your DePaul email account) from CAS ( which includes a link allowing you to complete the registration process.
  • After completing the registration process, be sure to open SciFinder from HERE, or from any of the other SciFinder access points provided in this guide, or through A-Z Databases on the library home page.

Logging Into Your New SciFinder-n Account

Once your account registration has been activated, you can log into SciFinder HERE, or via any of the links marked SciFinder provided in this Research Guide, or through the library's A-Z Databases listing--thereby ensuring your proper authentication as a DePaul user. Attempts to access SciFinder through your Internet browser may result in the error: "Access to SciFinder is not authorized from this IP address."  (this does not apply when using the much simpler 'Scifinder Mobile' version of SciFinder at

SciFinder is compatible with all major browsers, including Chrome, Firefox, Safari & Explorer.  It is strongly recommended that you add the domain to 'allowed' websites in your browser's pop-up blocker management tool. This allows the appearance of pop-up windows associated with SciFinder's "Link To Other Sources" full text linking tool. 

If you encounter any difficulty registering or accessing your SciFinder account, please advise the Chemistry & Biochemistry Subject Librarian, or contact Ask A Librarian.