LibKey Link in SciFinder-N

Modified on Fri, 30 Sep 2022 at 09:50 AM

To use LibKey Link in SciFinder-N, you administrator will need to do the following.  If you do not know your MyCAS administrator login, you can contact them at

  1. Log in to MyCAS at

  2. Select Update in-house links.

  3. Select In-house Link for Journal References.

    • Under Link Text, enter the text you want to use for LibKey Link.  Our recommendation is using similar language that you use for your link resolver links in other databases for consistency such as "Get Full Text @ [Organization Name" or similar. (Be sure to enter this information in the first In-house Link for Journal References section, not the secondary link for journal references section.)

    • By Journal URL, check the box indicating Use OpenURL format.

    • Under Journal URL, enter the following:

      • Resolver Base URL:[Library ID#]/openurl

NOTE: By default, CAS runs ChemPort, its own in-house link resolver, and includes a list of links. The above steps will add Full text Finder to this list of links. In the Your organization’s document resources section of the ChemPort Connection menu, you will see a link with the text you entered in step 3.

(Optional) You may also have CAS bypass their menu entirely and go straight to LibKey Link. To do this:

  1. While in MyCAS (or from the above screen), select Direct Linking Options from the left side of the page.

  2. You will find the following four options:

    • Direct to document (journal) – Leave this box selected to link to a document using ChemPort’s link resolver. Otherwise, uncheck this box.
    • Direct to document (patent) – If you use patents, you should leave this option checked.
    • Direct to library (journal) – Select this option if you wish to bypass the ChemPort Connection menu and go straight to LibKey Link.
    • Direct to library (patent) – Leave this box unselected.