Selection of important databases for chemistry, physics, and technology

Web of Science

Scopus

Metadex

Springer Materials

Römpp

All MPG Databases

ICSD

The FKF-internal ICSD service has been discontinued on Thursday, 26th April 2018.

Please use the FIZ internet ICSD service at
https://icsd.fiz-karlsruhe.de instead.

You can also install a local ICSD instance on your workstation. The installer DVD can be obtained from R. Haunschild, IVS-CPT, 2M11.

Please consider subscribing to the mailing list icsd_fkf_users at:
https://listserv.gwdg.de/mailman/listinfo/icsd_fkf_users.
Primarily, the mailing list is intended to disseminate new information regarding the ICSD database to the users. However, users should feel free to discuss topics related to the database on the mailing list.

SciFinder

SciFinder Text Searching

Description: You need to get informed fast and precisly and updated regularity about new developments in your field: Chemistry -Biology- Medicine-Physics-Materials? You need all global information that always is up to date in one spot?
Give SciFinder a try.
For SciFinder content CAS scientists monitor, index, and abstract scientific literature and patents from around the world (ca. 10.000 journals, patents from 63 authorities in ca. 50 different languages). They develop the largest, most comprehensive, and most current database of chemical and related scientific information. In this online session you will learn how to use the consistent intellectual CAS indexing as an advantage for searching and handling your precise answer sets. You get to those publications that are key for your research fast and directly and will see that more than 48 Mio scientific- and patent-documents easily lead you to the related substances, their reactions as well as to biosequences that you need to work with.

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SciFinder Structure and Reaction Searching

Description: Searching the compound of you interest by text only or in non comprehensive structure resources does make you fear that you miss information needed?
Give SciFinder a try.
More than 143 Mio compounds are listed in the CAS Registry file, organics, inorganics, metal organics, catalysts, polymers, etc., with relating documents, properties, reactions, commercial availability and chemical listing information. In this online session you will see the options to initiate and "fine-tune" a structure search in SciFinder, explore reactions and use structure related information.

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SciFinder Biosequence Searching

Description: You feel the pain that biological organisms are described with very different names in publications? You like to use pre-indexed publications to make sure that the intellectual indexing gets you on the right track no matter which original language the publication is in?
Give SciFinder a try.
For SciFinder content CAS scientists monitor, index consistently with precise names, and abstract scientific literature and patents from around the world (ca. 10.000 journals, patents from 63 authorities in ca. 50 different languages). They develop the largest, most comprehensive, and most current database of chemical and related scientific information. No matter, if you are interested in Enzymes, their interactions with small molecules or all publications/patents on you species of interest- SciFinder keeps your retrieval precisly to the point.

SciFinder Searching Polymers and New Materials

Description: You work with Polymers or Alloys or Composites or another innovative class of materials and find it hard to get to the state of science as all name your material different? You have a long way to find material properties in literature and spend too much time looking for derivatives of your compound of interest?
Give SciFinder a try.
As other classes of compounds as well polymers are special. Learn in this session how CAS indexes polymers, which ways of retrieval are best, and how to combine your search results to be comprehensive.



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