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SciFinder for UCSC

Welcome to SciFinder Scholar

UC Santa Cruz Registration Instructions for SciFinder Scholar Web Version SciFinder logo

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

To register, you will need to supply the following:

Current campus email address ending in “”. If your preferred email provider is gmail, for example, you will need to setup forwarding from your current campus email address to your gmail account.

  • User name: Must be unique and contain 5-15 characters. It can contain only letters or a combination of letters, numbers, and/or these special characters:
    • (dash)
    • _(underscore)
    • . (period)
    • @(at symbol)
  • Password: Must contain 7-15 characters and include at least three of the following:
    • Letters
    • Mixed upper- and lowercase letters
    • Numbers
    • Non-alphanumeric characters, for example @, #, %, &, *

Ready to register? Go to SciFinder Scholar Registration.

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.

If you encounter problems with registration or using the SciFinder Scholar Web Version, please contact your campus support person, Christy Caldwell at email address

Please contact the California Digital Library if you have any problems with this page.