It can be a challenge when you first try to access the chemistry database SciFinder Scholar. This database requires users to set up an account before they can access the database. Here area some tips to make this less painful for WMU students, faculty, and staff:
- Register for an account from SciFinder's User Registration page. You must register before SciFinder will allow you to log in.
- You must use your WMU email address (firstname.lastname@example.org) when registering. Otherwise SciFinder won't recognize that you are part of the WMU subscription to SciFinder and won't allow you access to the database.
- Pay attention to the requirements for user names and passwords. They can be a little tricky.
- Once you have registered, look for an email from SciFinder in you WMU email account -- you must click on a link in this email to activate your account. The email usually comes within five minutes of registering, although it can sometimes take longer.