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Information designed to help searchers use SciFinder effectively.

Access to SciFinder and SciFinder-n

Access to SciFinder and SciFinder-n is available to Drew Faculty, Staff and Students. 

For first time users of SciFinder products, you must sign up for a separate login and password through SciFinder here:

You will need to sign up from a computer on Drew's campus network, using your Drew email address.

Detailed instructions can be found at the link provided below. 

Introducing SciFinder-n

SciFinder(SFn) is the new version of SciFinder (sometimes called SciFInder-web). This new and improved search engine has a different interface and search algorithm BUT provides the same great access to data and research. SFn is mobile-friendly, offers more filter options compared to SciFinder-web (SFw), and includes an “All Search” function similar to Google. 
  • Go HERE for a comparison of the two search engines
  • GO HERE for key features of SFn
  • Go HERE for SFn FAQs.
  • Go HERE for a SFn Quick Reference Guide
Don't want to give up the old platform yet? Both versions are accessible through the Library's A-Z list HERE. Or go HERE and select "SciFinder" from the yellow drop down menu in the upper right hand corner of the screen. SFw will be around through April 2021, but be aware: new datasets will only be added to SFn, not SFw. 

Access to SciFinder-n

Drew users and SciFinder-n

If you are already registered for SciFinder access, simply log onto SciFinder-n using your current SciFinder username and password. 

New to SciFinder and want access to SciFinder-n?

See the box above to register for a SciFinder account. You will be asked to create your individual user name and password. Make sure you are on campus when doing this. Once done, you may log onto SciFinder-n.

Have saved items you want to transfer from SciFinder to SciFinder-n?

You may migrate your saved answers and alerts ("Keep Me Posted") from SciFinder to SciFinder-n. Go HERE for a list of what will migrate and step-by-step instructions from SciFinder. Bottom line: you can do this by clicking the Bookmark icon in SciFInder-n to access the migration feature, found on the Saved Answers page.

Are you trying to access SciFinder-n off campus or using a wireless connection?

If you are off campus or using a wireless connection, please make sure you use this link to log onto the database. 


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