CHEMCATS - SciFinder Order from Source Links

SciFinder®  provides access to data on substance price and availability via millions of links from commercial source records to supplier catalogs. These links allow SciFinder users to bring answers with “pricing and availability” to the top.

Sample Record

Screenshot of order chemical from source supplier in SciFinder

Requirements for Inclusion of "Order from Source" Links

If you would like your catalog items available as "Order from Source" follow these steps:

  1. Provide links with each substance that will take a SciFinder user directly to the catalog page where they can order your chemicals.
  2. The linking page needs to include current price, current availability, and the ability to directly place an order. Additionally, from your page, SciFinder users should be able to determine how soon the chemical of interest will ship. For instance "ships within 1 week" or "in stock item that ships within 1 week"
  3. Requiring a login to complete the order is acceptable, but having to log in before seeing price and availability, is not acceptable.

The following illustration shows all criteria being met:

CHEMCATS sample record of "order from source" link


Links that do not meet all these requirements may be included as basic "Product Information" links as shown below.

Example of a CHEMCATS source record showing substance information

 

If you have questions regarding the acceptability of your links, please contact us at chemcats@cas.org.

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