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Welcome to SciFinder at University of California

( Access restricted to UC students, faculty, and staff )

As of June 30, 2011, Chemical Abstracts ceased to support the client version of SciFinder. The only way for UC to access SciFinder is through the web version. To get started with SciFinder Web, select your campus below.

NEWS:        SciFinder Mobile, SciPlanner and other new features

Already registered? Go directly to search SciFinder Web (

Please logout as soon as searches are completed to release ports for other searchers.

New user? Go to the Web Version registration instruction page for your campus

      Berkeley (UCB)
      Davis (UCD)
      Irvine (UCI)
      Los Angeles (UCLA)
      Merced (UCM)
      Riverside (UCR)
      San Diego (UCSD)
      San Francisco (UCSF)
      Santa Barbara (UCSB)
      Santa Cruz (UCSC)
      UC Office of the President (UCOP)

Web Version Software/Network Requirements
The only software items required are a web browser and industry-standard Java Runtime Environment (JRE) Version 6.2 or higher for the structure drawing editor. CAS has provided a downloadable JRE plug-in The Web Version uses standard web network protocols that should not require changes to network firewalls.

Useful Links

Please contact UC SciFinder Scholar Technical Contact if you have any problems with this page.
Last updated Jun-2011