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Research Tools

Grammarly: Writing support tool

Library subscribe to Grammarly: Writing support web tool. Since Grammarly is a web based tool and not IP authenticated, it can be accessed and used from outside campus also using registered account credentials.

Already a registered user for Grammarly premium account

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To convert a free account of Grammarly to a Grammarly premium account, follow the below given steps :

  • Log into existing Grammarly free account ( .
  • Visit the Profile page and click on the "Account" at .
  • Click the "Delete account" link, confirm the password and delete.
  • Go to Enter your name, email ( or, and preferred password to sign up for a Grammarly account.
  • Check your email (Inbox, Spam and Promotion folder) for a confirmation email and click the link inside to verify the premium account.
  • Log in to your account at Grammarly@EDU
 New Registration

Follow the below given steps to register with Grammarly premium software:

  • Go to (mandatory to sign up from this URL)
  • Click on signup button, fill up the self-service form. For registration, use your official email id only ( or
  • After clicking signup, an activation email will be sent to the user's institutional email ID.

Note: Your credential verification activation email will be sent to your institutional email ID after registration. You may at times get this in Spam Folder due to mail setting. Hence, you are advised to check spam folder in case the link is not received in the inbox.

Once registered and logged in, you will land on the 'Grammarly Editor' which is easy to use and can be explored by yourself.

The MS Word Plug-in can be downloaded from the support page after registration from the link, the same user ID and Password credentials will grant access to use the Plugin to users.

Grammarly User Manual can be referred for more information

Web of Science

Web of Science is the most comprehensive and versatile research platform available. Whether looking at data, books, journals, proceedings or patents, Web of Science provides a single destination to access the most reliable, integrated, multidisciplinary research. Quality, curated content delivered alongside information on emerging trends, subject specific content and analysis tools make it easy for students, faculty, researchers, analysts, and program managers to pinpoint the most relevant research to inform their work.

SciFinder-n Scholar

Library provides online access to SciFinder-n Scholar which gives easy access to the rich and diverse scientific information contained in the CAS databases including Chemical Abstracts from 1907 onwards. The SciFinder-n Scholar offers a variety of pathways to explore CAS databases as well as MEDLINE. SciFinder-n Scholar interface provides the most accurate and comprehensive chemical and related scientific information including: journal articles and patents together in one source, substance data, chemical reactions, chemical regulatory data, chemical suppliers, biomedical literature. SciFinder-n Scholar covers not only chemistry but also Agriculture, Biology and Life Sciences, Engineering, Food, Geology, Medical, Physics, Polymer and Material Sciences.

(A) On-Campus Access

Click here for login if you are already a registered Scifinder-n user

New User Registration: Follow the below-given steps for one-time registration process. Use only your IISER Pune official e-mail address while registering with SciFinder-n

Note: Below given registration process must be completed within our IP ranges i.e, only within our campus

Step 1

Create your login ID for the SciFinder-n web version by clicking Here (If you see this link in two lines, then you need to copy/paste/join both the lines in your browser and then click Go)

Step 2

You will receive a confirmation email titled "SciFinder-n Registration- Your Confirmation Required" in few minutes. Then click on the email link (in 48 Hrs) and activate your access

Step 3

You can then visit Scifinder-n Login to use SciFinder-n web version

If required, you may refer end-user registration guide


(B) Off-Campus Access

Library provides secured off-campus access to SciFinder-n using the Remote Access Portal

Visit the link and register on the portal using your IISER Pune email ID

For more details, visit the link at
After login to the portal either search for SciFinder or use the following link to access SciFinder:

Useful Links:

MathSciNet (Access provided by eShodSindhu)

Provides web access to the bibliographic data and reviews of mathematical research literature contained in the Mathematical Reviews Database. It Covers world's mathematical literature since 1940. The MathSciNet has signed reviews, powerful search functionality, and timely updates. It fosters the navigation of mathematics literature by providing links to original articles and other original documents, when available, and by encouraging links from journal article references to MathSciNet.

Cambridge Structural Database (CSD)

Library subscribes to Cambridge Structural Database (CSD) which is the world’s comprehensive and up-to-date database of fully validated crystal structures.

  • Click here to download the Activation Key and Customer Number. (Works only in Intranet)
  • Click here to download the latest version of Cambridge Structural Database (CSD)
  • Click here for installation help for Windows/Linux
  • Click here for step-by-step installation video guide

For any queries write to us at


ChemDraw is a molecule editor first developed in 1985 by David A. Evans and Stewart Rubenstein (later by the cheminformatics company CambridgeSoft). ChemDraw helps chemists be more efficient; communicate more clearly; and reach crucial information faster.

Existing Users

Existing users can download the latest version of ChemDraw Professional software using the following option:

New Users Registration

Follow below given steps for one-time registration process. Provide only your IISER Pune official e-mail address while registering with ChemDraw.

  • Go to and then search for our institution - Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Pune.
  • When you click the institution link, it will take to a page where the new users need to register under New User Registration (note the old system login credentials will not work here, users need to register using IISER Pune email address), while existing old users can access it by choosing Click here to Login. In the list entitlements, choose the order ID ORD60160 and click on "Download Now".
  • After clicking, there you will have two options for access. One is for "New Versions" (Version 22.x) access, and the other is for "Previous Versions" (not recommended). Most Recommended is for Version 22.x.
For Version 22.x Access:
  • When you click the Version 22.x access link, it will take to a page where ChemDraw Professional Windows/Mac OSX Installer/User Guide can be downloaded.
  • Once registered or already got access, the users can access Flexnet Platform directly at :
  • Also note that the code is available under your Flexnet Account and to find your activation code, click on "Order History" tab on left navigation pane then click on the applicable order #number and scroll down to the activation code on right side. Note, this code will activate both WIN & MAC platforms.
For Cloud Access:

ChemDraw can also be access on cloud. For details on setting up the same please click here

For any queries write to us at

Derwent Innovation

Derwent Innovation is a world leading patent intelligence, tools and services that power the innovation lifecycle. Its helps to find patent documents, scientific literature articles, and business articles.

It is a database containing patent applications and grants from world's leading patent issuing authorities. Compiled in English by editorial staff, the database provides a short abstract detailing the nature and use of the invention described in a patent and is indexed into alphanumeric technology categories to allow retrieval of relevant patent documents by users.

To access Derwent Innovation, bonafide faculty and students may contact at 

Download: User's Guide

Watch: Learning Videos