Scifinder Scholar 2007 erschienen

Sep 03, 2007

Seit dem 19.06.07 gibt es eine neue Version von SciFinder Scholar (SciFinder Scholar 2007)

Diese ersetzt die bisherige Version SciFinder Scholar 2006, die vorerst aber weiterhin unterstützt wird. Die Version 2007 der Datenbank enthält laut Hersteller (CAS) eine Reihe interessanter und wertvoller Verbesserungen, u.a.:

Categorize references — this tool enables you to sort and evaluate information in your answer sets by creating a histogram for easy analysis. Categorize separates related references on the basis of their associated CA index terms. With categorize, you can reassemble the different subsets in unique ways creating opportunities for new insights.

Save answers — now you can save answer lists of references, substances, or reactions and re-use them later in other SciFinder Scholar sessions.

Combine answer sets — the combine tool makes it possible to focus on a particular research topic in new ways by combining the substances, reactions, and references in an active answer set with those in a previously saved one. By employing various options of Combine, Intersect, or Remove, you can manipulate and customize the information contained in these combined answer sets.

Export commercial chemicals records from CHEMCATS® into Excel—create reports listing your favorite commercial sources, including contact information and pricing, for substances of interest. Catalog information is exported into Excel spreadsheets for sorting, manipulation, and reference.

Explore from substance displays — become more productive by using a substance record display to launch a new search or refine a previous one.

Print structures in grid format — gain a unique comparative view of multiple chemical structures by printing them side by side in this handy grid arrangement.

Bitte beachten Sie auch folgende Hinweise von CAS:

1) If you depend upon Discovery StudioTM Visualizer, third-party software from Accelrys, to view structures in 3D, please be advised that only DS Visualizer versions 1.5 or earlier work with SciFinder Scholar 2007. Installing DS Visualizer 1.7, the current version available from the Accelrys web site, will cause 3D viewing to stop functioning with SciFinder Scholar 2007. To remedy any dysfunction with DS Visualizer 1.7: please install the ViewerLite software and the ViewerLite patch from the myCAS site or use an earlier version.

2) Effective with this release, CAS will no longer offer support of SciFinder Scholar 2007 with Mac OS X 10.2.

3) CAS will discontinue support for SciFinder Scholar Mac OS 9 on December 31, 2007. You will receive a reminder prior to discontinuation. Ich möchte Sie alle, ganz besonders aber die Sekretariate bitten, als Multiplikatoren zu fungieren und am jeweiligen Lehrstuhl / Arbeitskreis alle, die den SciFinder Scholar nutzen, über die neue Version zu informieren.

Ich wünsche Ihnen allen viel Erfolg bei der Recherche in SciFinder Scholar 2007!

Dr. Andreas Will, BOR
Universitätsbibliothek München
Fakultätsbibliothek Chemie und Pharmazie
Butenandtstr. 5-13, Haus F, 81377 München