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CHEM: Chyan lab

Library instruction for students in Dr. Oliver Chyan's lab.

Scifinder-n: The New Version of Scifinder

Scifinder-n is the top database in chemistry for finding literature and substances. It includes the content from Scifinder Scholar - literature, substances, reactions, and suppliers - and new sections - MethodsNow Synthesis, Retrosynthesis Planner, and PatentPak. Give it a try to see how much chemical information you can locate in one place. Both Scifinder-n and Scifinder Scholar will be available through December 31, 2020; after that, Scfinder Scholar will be discontinued.

Already have a Scifinder Scholar account? Then you're ready to log into your Scifinder-n account. Simply follow the instructions in the box below.

Never used a Scifinder database? Then you'll need to register for an account first. Please follow the instructions in the box below.

Use Your Scifinder Scholar Authentication to Enter Scifinder-n

If you have a Scifinder Scholar account, then Scfinder-n already has an account waiting for you. Follow these steps to login:

  1. Go to the library's homepage at library.unt.edu
  2. Select the Databases search tab and search for [scifinder-n]
  3. Click on the link, Connect to Scifinder-n. Note: if you are off-campus, you'll be asked to enter your EUID and password at this point.
  4. Enter your username and password from your old Scifinder Scholar account. 
  5. Begin your search!

Register for a Scifinder-n Account

You must register for a Scifinder-n account before using the database for the first time. Follow these steps:

  1. Navigate to https://libproxy.library.unt.edu/login?url=https://origin-scifinder.cas.org/registration/index.html?corpKey=3574ABFD-86F3-50AB-5853-7F37D9CB1A36
  2. Complete the registration form using your email address for a UNT student (marysmith@my.unt.edu) or employee (mary.smith@unt.edu)
  3. Respond to the validation email you will receive from Scifinder-n and start using your account.
  4. To enter Scifinder-n in the future, go to the Start Your Research section of the library homepage. Click on the Databases tab, type in and select Scifinder-n, and then log into Scifinder-n with your username and password. Note: If you're off-campus, you'll be prompted to enter your EUID and password before logging into Scifinder-n.

How to Use UNT VPN (Virtual Personal Network)

The UNT VPN can be used as a workaround if you find you can't access SciFinder when you are off-campus or using Eaglenet wifi. Here are the steps to follow:

  1. Go to: https://vpn2.unt.edu/
  2. Log in with your EUID and password
  3. Click the Continue button
  4. Using the internal address bar on the VPN, go to http://www.library.unt.edu/
  5. Navigate to SciFinder Scholar through the Databases tab
  6. Note: If you're registering, the link to the form is in the description of SciFinder

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