Category Archives: ACS

ChemRxiv Beta open for submissions

ChemRxiv is a free online submission, distribution, and archival service for unpublished preprints in chemistry and related areas.

ChemRxiv is now available in a fully functioning Beta version for use and feedback by researchers. Find out more from this ACS press release: https://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/pressroom/newsreleases/2017/august/chemrxiv-beta-open-for-submissions-and-powered-by-figshare.html?hootPostID=c5c5e00bed4e6b0db448b1ba9bc18551.

ChemRxiv itself can be found here.

 

American Chemical Society announces intention to establish “ChemRxiv” preprint server to promote early research sharing

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WASHINGTON, Aug. 10, 2016 — The American Chemical Society (ACS) today announced its intention to form ChemRxiv, a chemistry preprint server for the global chemistry community, proposed as a collaborative undertaking that will facilitate the open dissemination of important scientific findings. The Society is presently in the process of inviting interested stakeholders to participate in helping to shape the service ahead of its anticipated launch.

ChemRxiv is expected to follow the established models of arXiv in physics and bioRxiv in the life sciences by enabling researchers working across diverse areas of inquiry to share early results and data with their scientist-colleagues ahead of formal peer review and publication,” says Kevin Davies, Ph.D., who, as Vice President within the ACS Publications Division, will be spearheading the effort as part of a joint undertaking with the Society’s Chemical Abstracts Service. “Preprints are fully citable and are freely accessible preliminary communications…

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MethodsNow: unlimited trial access until 18th May 2016

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Search and compare scientific methods with MethodsNow.

We have arranged for registered SciFinder users to have free and unlimited access to MethodsNow synthetic preparations in reaction answers until 18th May 2016.

According to CAS:

MethodsNowTM features step-by-step instructions for analytical and synthetic methods in areas like pharmacology, HPLC, food analysis, natural product isolation analysis and water analysis, plus:

  • Saves time with easy access to method details from millions of disclosed procedures

  • Lets you quickly compare analytical methods side-by-side

  • Displays experimental details in easy-to-read table format

  • Includes materials, instrumentation, conditions and more

  • Covers synthetic preparations from top journals and patents

  • Features content curated by CAS scientists for superior discoverability and new CAS Method NumberTM identifiers for quick reference

Coverage includes synthetic preparations from 180 highly respected journals.

How to access the MethodsNow content

  • Find an article of interest.
  • Get reactions.
  • Find the MethodsNow logo in your results for a preview of the procedure.

Want to know more about MethodsNow?

Go to the MethodsNow website where you will find more details and will be able to view a short video for an overview. More in-depth videos are also available from here.

Want to recommend MethodsNow for purchase?

If you consider that adding MethodsNow to our existing subscription to SciFinder would be worthwhile, please contact me at cmc32@cam.ac.uk.

ACS mobile apps

acs-chemistry-for-life-2-color-logoCheck out these ACS mobile apps which will give you access to ACS journals that the University subscribes to, and help you keep up to date with the latest research in your field:

  • ACS2Go – ACS Publications’ mobile platform optimized for tablets and smartphones
  • C&EN – keep up to date with the latest chemistry news
  • ACS Journals Mobile App

Several other apps are available, for fun and careers interests.

Find out more on the ACS Mobile Apps website: http://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/mobile-apps.html.

To find out more about apps from other publishers please see our blog: https://cambridgechemlib.wordpress.com/category/apps/.

MethodsNow available in SciFinder

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Search and compare scientific methods with MethodsNow.

Registered SciFinder users have 5 free samples to preview MethodsNow synthetic preparations in reaction answers.

According to CAS:

MethodsNowTM features step-by-step instructions for analytical and synthetic methods in areas like pharmacology, HPLC, food analysis, natural product isolation analysis and water analysis, plus:

  • Saves time with easy access to method details from millions of disclosed procedures

  • Lets you quickly compare analytical methods side-by-side

  • Displays experimental details in easy-to-read table format

  • Includes materials, instrumentation, conditions and more

  • Covers synthetic preparations from top journals and patents

  • Features content curated by CAS scientists for superior discoverability and new CAS Method NumberTM identifiers for quick reference

Coverage includes synthetic preparations from 180 highly respected journals.

How to access the MethodsNow samples

  • Find an article of interest.
  • Get reactions.
  • Find the MethodsNow logo in your results for a preview of the procedure.

Want to know more about MethodsNow?

Go to the MethodsNow website where you will find more details and will be able to view a short video for an overview. More in-depth videos are also available from here.

Want to recommend MethodsNow for purchase?

If you take advantage of any of the free content samples and consider that adding MethodsNow to our existing subscription to SciFinder would be worthwhile, please contact me at cmc32@cam.ac.uk.

SciFinder free PatentPak PDF promotion expires soon!

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If you haven’t already taken the opportunity to sample five free PatentPak PDFs available to you through SciFinder you will need to do so before this promotion ends on 13th August.

Please see the previous blogpost for more information on PatentPak and the free PDF promotion.

PatentPak Interactive Patent Chemistry document viewer now available

acs-chemistry-for-life-2-color-logoThe new PatentPak interactive viewer was launched at the end of June.

According to SciFinder, the viewer:

Presents searchable, full text of patents with interactive indexing and annotations that  inform the user’s research

Offers direct links to and from SciFinder that promote serendipitous searching and exploration

Find out more about the document viewer here: http://www.cas.org/products/scifinder/patentpak/viewer.

As I have blogged before, registered SciFinder users are currently entitled to five free samples of PatentPak content.

When you click on the PatentPak icon (that will appear in your search results) you can immediately view the full text patent document for that reference. A pop-up box tracks how many free samples are still available. If you click on the icon after all five free samples have been used, you can still link to more information about PatentPak.

The substance location information feature within the SciFinder patent display is not included in the complementary access although availability is noted in the display.

Want to know more about PatentPak?

Read the product information (with useful screenshots!) here: http://www.cas.org/products/scifinder/patentpak/index.

Watch a video guide here: http://www.cas.org/training/scifinder/need-to-know-general-topics.

Want to recommend PatentPak for purchase?

If you take advantage of any of the free content samples and consider that adding PatentPak to our existing subscription to SciFinder would be worthwhile, please contact me at cmc32@cam.ac.uk.