November 1, 2010

Reminder: SciFinder is moving to the web version!

Important: Upcoming changes will affect your access to SciFinder at TSRI.

On December 1, the client software that you may be using now will no longer work. As of December 1, all access to SciFinder at TSRI will be via the web version only. If you have not already done so, please register for your account on the web version now at:

After you create and authenticate your SciFinder web account, you can access the web version of SciFinder at:

We understand that if you currently prefer searching SciFinder via the client, you may not welcome this change. However, the change is necessary because CAS will retire the client version of SciFinder on June 30, 2011. We want to be sure that all TSRI researchers are comfortable with the web version before the client software disappears. (See the link below for the official CAS announcement:

SciFinder web system requirements can be found at:
* For structure searching, you will need to download a Java plug-in for your browser (available after you login to the web version).
* If you are a Mac user, please note that the most recent version of the Safari browser (Safari 5) is not yet supported (CAS is working on this). Firefox 3.5 or 3.6 can be used as an alternative.

We are happy to assist you with either the registration process or using the web version. Assistance is available by phone or email, as you prefer.

Please don't hesitate to contact Aileen (the key contact for SciFinder), at (858)784-8705, or via email at

Also, please share this announcement with others in your lab who may search SciFinder.

We hope that you will find the web version easy to use and a source of additional functionality.

As always, feel free to contact me with any comments or questions.


Aileen Y. Chang
Kresge Library
The Scripps Research Institute
10550 N. Torrey Pines Road
La Jolla, CA 92037

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