On June 30, Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) will retire the “classic” SciFinder Scholar desktop client.
STARTING JULY 1, UCSD FACULTY, STAFF AND STUDENTS WILL ONLY BE ABLE TO ACCESS SCIFINDER THROUGH THE WEB VERSION, AT http://scifinder.cas.org/.
SciFinder Web works on all operating systems and browsers, connects from off-campus using proxy or VPN, and includes additional features like Keep Me Posted alerts, a new synthesis planning tool (SciPlanner) and SciFinder Mobile. Most of the UC user seats for SciFinder have been allotted to the web already, and the remaining ones will be switched over at the end of this month.
What’s new in SciFinder: Spring 2011 – http://www.cas.org/support/scifi/new.html
SciFinder requires a username/password for logging in as well as regular authentication (proxy, VPN, campus wifi). UC San Diego users must complete the one-time registration. Instructions on creating your SciFinder account and a link to the registration site are here; note that you use must use your ucsd.edu email address. Once you receive your confirmation email and click the link in the message, you’re ready to use SciFinder.
Please contact me if you have questions or need assistance with SciFinder. I am available for individual consultations and research groups as well as classes. (firstname.lastname@example.org, 858-534-1216, http://ucsd.libguides.com/scifinder)