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New SciFinder Tool Allows Researchers to Create Customized Reaction Pathways

SciFinder now allows researchers to create customized reaction pathways and manage search results more effectively.  read more »

SciFinder Mobile

SciFinder Mobile is now available for all registered users. SciFinder Mobile is an easy-to-use, on-the-go solution for your research. Just visit scifinder.cas.org/mobile using the web browser on your smartphone to seamlessly access an intuitive, mobile-friendly version of SciFinder. Supported platforms include:
  • Apple iOS
  • Google Android OS
  • Nokia Maemo and Symbian OS
  • RIM BlackBerry OS
For more information visit the SciFinder Mobile website.

Important Notice for SciFinder Users

In June 2011 Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) will discontinue the client version of SciFinder. The only way to access SciFinder after June 30 will be through the web. In order to ensure a smooth transition, please register for your SciFinder web account as soon as possible.

SciFinder on the web does not require installation of special software or files on your computer. You may access your SciFinder account from any location with internet access.

Please read the system requirements for the web version.  read more »

Librarian Joins RSC Library Advisory Board

Michael White, librarian for chemistry and chemical engineering, has been invited to join the Royal Society of Chemistry's Library Advisory Board. The members of the Board are librarians and information professionals from around the world who provide feedback on RSC publishing products and projects. The RSC, one of the world's leading scientific publishers, currently publishes more than 30 peer-reviewed journals, plus magazines, books and databases.

New Journal: Catalysis Science & Technology

The Royal Society of Chemistry is launching a new journal called Catalysis Science & Technology. The multidisciplinary journal will focus on fundamental science and technological aspects of catalysis. The co-editors in chief are Dr. Cynthia Friend of Harvard University and Professor Piet van Leeuwen of ICIQ. The first issue is scheduled for March 2011.

New edition: CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics

The 91st edition (2010-2011) of the CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics is now available. This edition includes the following new and revised tables.  read more »

SciFinder Adds Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs)

SciFinder now offers access to more than 8 million validated Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) in the CAplus database. DOIs provide permanent access to electronic documents and other digital objects on the internet. Within SciFinder, you can search by and display DOIs, as well as include them in reference material exported to bibliographic management packages. Many more DOIs will be added to CAplus and available through SciFinder by the end of 2010.

2009 Journal Citation Reports

The 2009 edition of Journal Citation Reports is now available. The top ten journals ranked by impact factor in the JCR category Chemical Engineering are:  read more »

New Open Access Journal: Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology

The Beilstein-Institut, a non-profit foundation, has announced the launch of an international, peer-reviewed open access journal, the Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology. Professor Thomas Schimmel of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany, will serve as the Editor-in-chief. BJN will publish articles on all aspects of nanoscience and nanotechnology.

Google Scholar Search Alerts

Google Scholar now allows users to create e-mail search alerts that will notify them when new articles (up to 20) are published that match their interests. The Library subscribes to many science and engineering databases that offer e-mail search alerts. For example, Web of Science, SciFinder,  read more »