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CAS Integrates Enhanced Reference Linking into ChemPort, Adds New Data to Chemical Abstracts

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CAS Integrates Enhanced Reference Linking into ChemPort, Adds New Data to Chemical Abstracts

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Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) has announced the integration of the Enhanced Reference Linking service into ChemPort. The company also announced that it has made bibliographic and abstract information from the entire Chemical Abstracts (CA) collection dating back to 1907 available through the STN, SciFinder, and SciFinder Scholar research tools.

Enhanced Reference Linking

With Enhanced Reference Linking, researchers can derive much more value from the articles cited in journal articles on participating publishers' Web sites, according to the announcement. In addition to viewing a CAS record for the article or its full text, users can choose to see the chemical substances discussed in the cited article and indexed by CAS scientists or a list of the "citing" documents that refer to the article.

"We see this as a significant step in extending the digital research environment," said Suzan A. Brown, CAS marketing director. "ChemPort's new Enhanced Reference Linking demonstrates the true synergism between primary and secondary literature."

Enhanced Reference Linking includes the option to pay for the additional information with point-and-click convenience. After clicking on a linked reference, the researcher will see a revised ChemPort Reference Linking page with the option to view all of the substances indexed by CAS scientists for the referenced document or a list of documents citing that document. Users can purchase the CAS information by credit card or via their STN account.

Publishers for which Enhanced Reference Linking is now available are ACS Publications, Academic Press, Blackwell Publishers, the American Institute of Physics (AIP), Institute of Physics (IOP), International Union of Chrystallography (IUcR), the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), Springer-Verlag, and CatchWord.

In total, 135 publishers and more than 2,700 journals participate in ChemPort. The ChemPort connection is incorporated into all CAS electronic search services, including STN Express, STN Easy, STN on the Web, SciFinder, SciFinder Scholar, and CA on CD. Researchers who identify relevant articles or patents by searching CAS and other databases on the STN International network can immediately link from the database record to the associated fulltext document on participating journal publishers' Web sites or patent offices for no additional charge. …

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