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SciFinder Discovery Platform @ Caltech: Registration

Getting started with SciFinder


The mobile web interface for SciFinder has been discontinued. Please use the VPN or the links above to access Discovery Platform components on your mobile device.



You must have a valid access.caltech account in order to register for a SciFinder account.

You cannot use a login/password from a previous institution - it will not work on the Caltech IP range. You must register for a new account with your email address.

Visit the link below to begin the registration process. After entering your proxy credentials, follow the instructions on the page.

If you registered using your Caltech credentials, click the link to the left to log into SciFinder.

If you are a current Caltech student, faculty, or staff member, and you have a problem registering for SciFinder access, contact dtwrub AT for assistance.

Who can use SciFinder?

Use of SciFinder is restricted to currently enrolled Caltech students and formally affiliated Caltech faculty and staff. There is no provision in the CAS license for use by the public, including alumni.

You must agree to the following usage guidelines before using SciFinder. Failure to adhere to them will result in suspension of your account by CAS.

  • You will not share your username and password with any other person.
  • You will search only for yourself and not for others or other organizations.
  • You will not use any automated program or script for extracting or downloading CAS data, or any other systematic retrieval of data.
  • You may retain a maximum of 5,000 Records at any given time for personal use or to share within a Project team for the duration of the Project.
  • Caltech's SciFinder License and CAS's Information Use Policies apply to your use of SciFinder.
  • Contact Caltech's SciFinder Key Contact (Donna Wrublewski, dtwrub AT if you have questions.

Problems? Questions?

Please contact me.

If you need to contact CAS directly:

Phone: 800-753-4227
Fax: 614-447-3751