COLUMBUS, Ohio, April 7, 2008 /PRNewswire/ -- Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) now offers web access to its award winning SciFinder research tool. CAS announced and demonstrated the new SciFinder version at the American Chemical Society National Meeting in New Orleans, April 6, 2008.
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"Our customers will find using the new version of SciFinder an important complement to the familiar SciFinder research tool they already rely on," said Christine McCue, CAS Vice President, Marketing. "The web version is for situations where web access is preferred and is a convenient option to the powerful client version which is well-established as 'part of the research process' in corporate, academic and government organizations around the world."
This new platform is especially designed for the Web and does not simply duplicate the look and feel of the current SciFinder product, which continues to be the leading tool for chemistry research. The newest SciFinder experience will be offered to an expanding set of commercial, government and academic users as the product launch proceeds throughout the year.
"The web version of SciFinder is wonderful," said Grace Baysinger, Head Librarian and Bibliographer at Swain Library of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering at Stanford University. "Nothing needs to be downloaded and all of the power tools and features are readily visible."
Today, SciFinder is "part of the process" at pharmaceutical, biotech and chemical companies and universities around the world. Scientists use SciFinder to explore research topics, browse scientific journals and stay up-to-date on the latest scientific developments.
More information about the newest version of SciFinder can be found at www.cas.org/products/scifindr/sfweb/ .
View a demo at www.cas.org/products/scifindr/sfweb/sfwebflash.html .
CAS, a division of the American Chemical Society, provides the world's largest and most current collection of chemical and related scientific information, including the most authoritative database of chemical substances, the CAS REGISTRY(SM). CAS combines these databases with advanced search and analysis technologies to deliver the most complete, cross-linked and effective digital information environment for scientific research and discovery, including such products as SciFinder, STN(R), STN Express(R) and STN(R) AnaVist(TM), among others. The CAS Web site is www.cas.org .
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