Start Using SciFinder-n Now!

SciFinder-n, a new platform to replace SciFinder is already in use. The old SciFinder web version will be retired by the end of June 2022. Please make sure you migrate your saved searches and alerts before this date.


What is SciFinder-n?

SciFinder-n (n = new) is a research tool that allows you to access the world's largest collection of biochemical, chemical, chemical engineering, medical, and other related information. The library has upgraded our subscription from SciFinder to SciFinder-n.

SciFinder-n provides intuitive interface and improved searching experience. It now offers functionalities such as PatentPak (access to Patents) and CAS Analytical Methods (a collection of synthetic protocols).


How to Access SciFinder-n?

You can access the database by clicking on “Online Access” from library website.

Like SciFinder, users must register an account in order to access SciFinder-n. If you are an existing SciFinder users, you can use the same credential to access SciFinder-n. New users must create an individual login account via the Registration link using a valid PolyU email address, i.e. an e-mail address with or


How to migrate searching history and alerts from the old SciFinder to SciFinder-n platform?

If you wish to continue using your saved searches and alerts on the SciFinder platform, please follow the instructions here to migrate them to the new SciFinder-n platform before 30 Jun 2022.


Training Materials for SciFinder-n


If you have any questions or problems related to the migration of the database, please contact your Faculty Librarian for help.


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The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

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