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Scientists Can Now Access Full-Text Journals on the Web Via Chemical Abstracts

Magazine article Information Today

Scientists Can Now Access Full-Text Journals on the Web Via Chemical Abstracts

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Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) has announced that it is streamlining the information retrieval process through a new initiative that will take scientific information users of CAS services from reference to full-text article, immediately, in a single online session.

CAS will enhance its electronic services by incorporating direct access to ChemPort, the collaborative Web service that integrates a database of chemical information with full-text articles from leading scientific publishers. During this year, CAS will link its electronic products--SciFinder, SciFinder Scholar, STN Easy, and STN Express with Discover!--to the ChemPort site, enabling a wider audience to reach the full-text Web service.

"We realize that scientists want to `close the information loop' as quickly as possible," said Suzan A. Brown, CAS marketing director. "By connecting CAS services to ChemPort, we have made the link between secondary information, such as abstracts, and the original journal articles virtually seamless. The more publishers who begin participating in ChemPort, the more value our users will gain by searching CAS databases. They will find the reference, then go the full-text article on the Web in a single step."

Users who already subscribe to the journals of publishers collaborating in ChemPort can begin using the new link from CAS services immediately to access these journals on the Web.

STN Easy has offered access to full-text documents through ChemPort since February. …

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