Resources for Getting Started on STN

If you are new to STN®, the training and reference materials below can help you get started. 

The STN Database Summary Sheets page contains detailed descriptions of all databases on STN.

Help while you are searching 

  • Help menu - when using STNext®or STN Express, click the Help menu icon or link to access the STN Help file in a new browser tab.
  • HELP command - when you are performing command-line searches, type HELP at an arrow prompt (=>). Type HELP COMMANDS at the arrow prompt to see a list of commands available for the database you are filed into. Type HELP and a specific command to learn how the system functions, For example, type HELP EXPAND to learn how CAplus allows you to look at terms within the search index.