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The American Chemical Society and Other Scientific Publishers Create Cyberspace Service

Magazine article Information Today

The American Chemical Society and Other Scientific Publishers Create Cyberspace Service

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The American Chemical Society (ACS) and four other major publishers have announced that they will jointly create a new Internet site, ChemPort, that will allow researchers to access a combination of top scientific journals and the Chemical Abstracts (CA) database, which is produced by the Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) division of ACS.

The new online service includes all 26 of ACS's journals-on topics ranging from biochemistry to environmental science-and journals published by Academic Press, American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Royal Society of Chemistry, and SpringerVerlag. Researchers will be able to move directly to these journals from CA, the world's largest database of chemical literature and patents, according to the organization.

"We're proud to bring together such a rich array of journals and bibliographic data to meet our goal of creating a new paradigm for desktop research capability," said Robert D. Bovenschulte, director of publications at ACS. "We're confident that ChemPort will deliver new ways to help scientists find comprehensive chemical information more efficiently."

ChemPort invites visitors to discover how the world's most powerful scientific information resources and services can assist in finding scientific journal articles directly at the publishers' sites, search the world's largest database of chemical literature and patents from CAS, and hyperlink from bibliographic references in the CAS files to the full-text documents at the publishers' sites. …

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