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remote access to SciFinder Tuesday, 16 June 2009 4:47 pm

Posted by Dongmei in chemistry, databases.
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Last week one chem professor told me that he had trouble accessing the new SciFinder Web version remotely, and he indicated that this was not just him, a few others had the same problem.  I thought I would go through the authentication process again, hoping that this will clear things up.

After you register for your username and password via SciFinder Registration, if you’re at home (or somewhere remotely), don’t just go to http://scifinder.cas.org, that will not work.  You have to go to the link on the Library’s Database Page http://library.cofc.edu/search_collection/databases.php (and click on S) or go to the Chemistry LibGuide http://libguides.library.cofc.edu/chemistry (click on the tab: Find Articles), either way it will take you to this link SciFinder Web Version (http://nuncio.cofc.edu/login?url=https://scifinder.cas.org/scifinder).  Alternatively, you can bookmark this link too.

What this link does is it will take you through the EZProxy Server, which authenticate you as a CofC affiliate (it will ask for your Cougar domain account, basically your cofc email before the @ sign, same password).  After that, you use the SciFinder username and password that you registered to log into SciFinder.

It’s what I call a double authentication process, hopefully, ACS will eventually drop the username authentication, just use the EZProxy authentication like everybody else is doing.

Hopefully this clear things up for you all.  If you still have trouble access it remotely, don’t hesitate to contact me (email remains the best way to contact me, or poke me in Facebook).