News from the IVS-CPT
Due to the current STN contract, access to STN resources is restricted to SciFinder or service requests to the researchers in the scientific facility of the information service CPT.
In September 2019, MPG researchers have the opportunity to try SciFinder-n. Please see more information on the SciFinder-n page.
Starting on May 1st, 2019, MPG researchers have access to Methods Now and PatentPak via SciFinder. Please see more details on our SciFinder page.
Dr. Robin Haunschild is guest-editing a special issue on bibliometrics for the MDPI journal Computation.
In December 2018, Dr. Robin Haunschild has accepted the invitation to become a member of the Editorial Board of the journal MDPI Information.
Talk about "Service & Research at the IVS-CPT" by Thomas Scheidsteger at the Directors' Board Meeting on 7 December 2018.
New SciFinder online trainings by Dr. K. Faerber and team, CAS have been announced, please register here:
- 2. December Text Searching
- 3. December Structure and Reaction Searching
- 4. December Searching Biological Topics
- 5. December Polymer Searching and New Materials
The IVS-CPT has established three new mailing lists:
(Inorganic Crystal Structure Database)
(Cambridge Structural Database)
Primarily, the mailing lists are intended to disseminate new information regarding the databases to the users. However, users should feel free to discuss topics related to these databases on the mailing lists. Please subscribe to any of these mailing lists if you are interested.
Since August 2016, all MPG researchers with SciFinder access have a new resource available: ChemZent (Chemisches Zentralblatt) 1830-1969.
Our full paper "Normalization of Mendeley reader counts for impact assessment" has been published in the Journal of Informetrics, Vol. 10, pg. 62-73 (2016).
On October 16, 2015, our full paper "An Empirical Look at the Nature Index" was accepted for publication is JASIST.
On November 12, 2014, Nature introduced the Nature Index. An online version gets updated regularly. Recently, we have published a correspondence and a letter regarding the Nature Index where the main problems of the Nature Index are discussed.