SciFinder Scholar 2007
Chemical Abstracts Service recently released SciFinder Scholar 2007. SciFinder Scholar is a set of databases covering chemistry and related subjects. It requires special client software and an Internet connection. SciFinder Scholar is available on workstations in Science Library Information Commons, near the old Reference/Consulting Office. The client software is also available to University at Albany faculty, students, and staff. Please contact Michael Knee for downloading instructions.
SciFinder Scholar 2007 offers the following new features:
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.
Compatible with Windows Vista and Mac OS X.