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SciFinder Scholar: Getting Started with SciFinder Scholar


You must create a personal account before using SciFinder Scholar. 

You cannot access the registration link from within SciFinder.

Create Your Account

  1. Follow this registration link to create your account. You can also find the registration link on our Databases page:
    Registration link is labeled "clicking here."
  2. Accept the license agreement.
  3. Use your email address to register. (Non-Trinity email addresses will not work.)
  4. Your username and password can be whatever you like, following these rules.
  5. You will receive a confirmation email at your address. You must click the registration link in this email within 48 hours. Check your spam folder if you don't see it in your inbox!
  6. The confirmation link will take you to a page that asks you which version of SciFinder you want. Choose the top option (SciFinder), NOT the New SciFinder-n.
    SciFinder is the top link; The New SciFinder-n is the wrong link on the bottom
  7. You'll be taken to the sign-in page, where you can sign in with the username and password you created in Step 4.

Get Help

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Jennifer van Sickle
Office: I have no permanent office at this time, but I can meet via Zoom or in LITC by appointment.

You may use the online scheduler or e-mail me for research assistance. NOTE: I work part time as of January 2023. If I'm not available, please contact another librarian or the help desk (x2007 students; x2100 faculty and staff) for assistance.
860-297-2250 or X 2250