SciFinder and Reaxys Information

IU-Bloomington Users:

Access to SciFinder and Reaxys (Beilstein and Gmelin) is via a web interface.  This allows easy access from the library, your lab, office, and remote locations using the two links below.  SciFinder users must register first using this link  Register for a  SciFinder web account.


Link to access SciFinder [IUB only (uses EZProxy)].

Link to access Reaxys [IUB only (uses EZProxy)].


Web links for Reaxys and SciFinder:  IUB and other IU campuses:


Off campus (remote) access for IUB  and other campuses is available by using a VPN (Virtual Private Network) or by using a link that goes through EZProxy to gain access to IU resources.  For more information about VPN and how to install it please read the IU  knowledge Base article  Please consult with your campus librarian to obtain the links that go through the EZProxy on your campus.


Your ADS Domain account is required when asked to login to register for a SciFinder web account.  As of June 30, 2011 the SciFinder Scholar client software is no longer available.    Note: IPFW users need to consult with their campus librarian for links.




 Reaxys (Beilstein, Gmelin, Patents) 

 Web Version Registration

Register for a  SciFinder web account

Not Needed

 Web Version Log In

(direct URL not proxied)

       SciFinder Log In

Access Reaxys, the web version of CrossFire

 Tutorial Materials

SciFinder How to Guides (CAS)

Information Retrieval: SciFinder, 2nd edition

Searching inorganic substances in SciFinder, Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, Winter 2011, (64).


Reaxys Quick Reference Guide 


NOTE FOR LIBRARIANS:  Training passwords are no longer needed but please contact CAS ( about classroom training sessions to allow them to balance computer resources.  Direct any questions to Roger Beckman


WALK-IN ACCESS:  This is allowed for non-commercial use.  If the login/password is not available at your closest IU Library Reference Desk contact Roger Beckman/Tiea Julia at

For other assistance you may contact the IU Chemistry Library at 855-9452 or e-mail

last updated: 11/18/2013