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CAS and the National Institutes of Health Library Provide Enterprise-Wide SciFinder® Access to the NIH Research Community Under New Agreement

September  10th,   2012

Intramural scientists across NIH will benefit from unlimited access to the world’s best chemical information research tool

Columbus, Ohio (September 10, 2012) – Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS), the world’s authority for chemical information, announced today an unprecedented collaboration with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Library to provide enterprise-wide access to SciFinder. Scientists across NIH can now have on-demand access to the most complete and authoritative chemistry content in the world.

With SciFinder, scientists have access to the world's largest curated collection of publicly disclosed information on chemistry and related research built and maintained by CAS scientists. SciFinder seamlessly links scientists to the CAS databases, providing chemical substances, reactions and other related content from more than 10,000 major scientific journals worldwide, patents from 63 global patent authorities, dissertations, meeting abstracts, electronic-only journals and other reputable Web sources. Scientists can use chemical structures, property values, researcher and organization names, and research topics to explore scientific work disclosed by researchers around the world.

“We are pleased to be able to expand SciFinder access to all NIH scientists for their full range of research information needs. SciFinder is the best tool for chemistry and related research, and with enterprise-wide access to SciFinder’s unparalleled content, the NIH Library is better equipped than ever before to support the research initiatives within the NIH community,” said Chris McCue, vice president of marketing at CAS.

About SciFinder

SciFinder is the choice for chemistry and related research for scientists worldwide. The intuitive Web interface enables researchers to access the world’s most complete source for information on chemistry and related sciences. This includes the CAS REGISTRYSM—the gold standard of chemical substance and related information. Fortune 500 corporations, more than 1,800 universities and major government agencies around the world rely on SciFinder to fuel R&D initiatives and foster innovation.

About CAS

Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS), a division of the American Chemical Society, is the world's authority for chemical information. CAS is the only organization in the world whose objective is to find, collect and organize all publicly disclosed substance information. A team of scientists worldwide curates and controls the quality of our databases, which are recognized as the most comprehensive and authoritative by chemical and pharmaceutical companies, universities, government organizations and patent offices around the world. By combining these databases with advanced search and analysis technologies (SciFinder® and STN®), CAS delivers the most current, complete, secure and interlinked digital information environment for scientific discovery.

About NIH Library

A division of the Office of Research Services, the NIH Library serves NIH and 18 other offices and operating divisions with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Staff at the NIH Library are responsible for a wide variety of information solutions and services. These include website and database development, digitization of historical material, translations, an editing service, and bioinformatics research support. 

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