Information and resources on using SciFinder
Last Updated: Mar 14, 2013
- SciFinder Mobile
Access SciFinder from your mobile device: author, keyword, chemical name/RN searches. Doesn't include iPads. No remote access authentication (VPN) required, just your SciFinder username/password. (iPads and other tablets will direct to the full version of SciFinder.)
This guide provides information on using SciFinder here at UCSD--including registration, access and resources for training. If you need more chemistry resources, start here.
- The 10 UC campuses share SciFinder access for 36 simultaneous users.
- SciFinder is restricted to UCSD faculty, staff and students. Unlike most of our other electronic resources, there is no walk-in access available for non-UCSD affiliates on any library computer.
- It is available 24/7, with the exception of 7-10pm on Saturdays and 2-10pm on the first Saturday each month.
Follow the links below to enable SciFinder access on campus using your laptop, or off-campus access using the proxy or VPN.
Make a simple change to your web browser settings to enable off-campus access for most of our databases and all e-journals and e-books.
- VPN (AnyConnect Client - select Conventional Download)
Download VPN software on your computer to get off-campus access for everything you'd get using the proxy. If you're having problems with proxy, VPN is a good alternative. When connecting, select the 'althruucsd' setting.
- UCSD Encrypted Wireless
Use the UCSD-ENCRYPTED wi-fi network to access UCSD-licensed resources on your laptop or iPhone anywhere on campus. (UCSD students, faculty, staff only)