New SciFinder Features Help Scientists Quickly Find Substances Most Relevant to Their Research (December 2011)
Key enhancements in this SciFinder update include relevance ranking of structure search answer sets, additional mass spec and NMR data for ~75,000 substances, new streamlined display formats for references and substances, and the introduction of bioactivity and target indicators to substance detail displays and substance Analyze options. With bioactivity and target indicators, you can now use SciFinder to easily assess the biological relevance of substances (e.g., for new drug applications).
Bioactivity and Target Indicators
- Quickly find the bioactivity (e.g., antibiotic, vasoconstrictors) and target (e.g., alpha-amylase, prostate-specific antigen) indicators of a specific substance or an entire substance answer set and associated references.
- Indicator terms now appear in the Detail view for substances linked to associated references.
New Analyze Options for Bioactivity and Target Indicators
- Narrow your answer sets to substances with bioactivity or target indicator information and to see which terms are most prevalent.
Relevance Ranking of Substance Answer Sets
- The new substance relevancy ranking feature automatically sorts substance answer sets by relevance, allowing you to quickly review your answer set and access the most important substance answers first.
Additional 13 C and 1H NMR Spectra and Mass Spectra from Bio-Rad
- Access and display more experimental substance property information than ever before.
Enhanced Reference Displays and Table of Contents Graphics from ACS Publications
- Enhanced display of reference answer sets lets you quickly access full text and related information such as substances and citing references.
- Preview more journal content with Table of Contents graphics from ACS Publications.
Streamlined Substance Displays
- Related information such as references, reactions, commercial sources and regulatory information are now displayed next to the substance.
- Link to Spectra and Experimental Property information in the Substance Detail display (when available).
To learn more, see the How to Use Features.
Support for additional Web browsers and operating systems
- Mozilla Firefox 7 and 8, Apple Safari 5.1 and Macintosh OS X Lion (Mac OS v10.7) are now supported browsers and operating systems.