Temporarily, you can access SciFinder without VPN if you are off-campus. This temporary lift is in effect until January 31, 2022.
If you do not have an account, you still need to use the VPN to create an account.
If you have a registered account through WSU:
Access MethodsNow Analysis
if you have a registered account through WSU.
Note: While MethodsNow can be accessed and searched separately from SciFindern, your can also perform searches within SciFindern and link directly to MethodsNow Analysis content in one seamless interface. Learn how.
Common issues logging in to SciFinder are:
To access SciFinder or MethodsNow at Wayne State you must have an account.
If you are off-campus, you must connect to the university's VPN in order to create an account.
Use your valid WSU email account to register. You will receive a confirmation email that will contain a link that you must click to complete the registration process.
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