STN® AnaVistTM, Version 2.1, Improves Operating System Compatibility and Performance
Effective May 9, 2014, Version 2.1 of STN AnaVist is available at no cost to all STN login ID holders. The new version's benefits include:
- Improves compatibility with Windows 7, 8 and 8.1, via an upgraded Java version (1.7.0_21)
- Enhances performance, especially for larger projects, by allocating more memory
- Shows the current calendar year in chart copyright statements, more accurately indicating information currency
A related enhancement provides enhanced Technology Indicators information in STN AnaVist projects.
Installing STN AnaVist, Version 2.1, will remove the previous version. Existing projects are not impacted by installation. The new version is available from the STN License and Download Software website.
Availability of Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) Enhanced in STN Databases
Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) are permanently assigned by publishers to many source documents referenced in STN databases. DOIs are unique, persistent and provide a means to access electronic full text, including documents available via open access.
Effective May 18, 2014, DOI information is included, whenever available, in the BIB (including IBIB and CBIB) and ALL (including IALL and DALL) display formats of the following databases, including their learning files:
- CASM/CAplusSM family of databases/LCA
- Embase Alert (file EMBAL)
When available, DOI information can be consistently found following the Source (SO) field. To limit retrieval in any of the above databases to records with DOI information, include FTDOI/FA (or its alias, DOI/FA) in your searching.
Although the addition of DOI information to the BIB and ALL display formats has no impact on BIB and ALL pricing, custom displays of DOI information now carry a BIB charge. See HELP COST in the file of interest for pricing information.
New Emtree Release Includes Changes in Cell Line Terminology
The May 12, 2014, release of Emtree contains an additional 720 preferred terms (including 87 drug terms) added since January 2014. This brings the total number of preferred terms in Emtree to 69,931. Information on the new terms is available here.
Many of the new medical terms added to this Emtree edition represent cell lines and tumor cell lines. The "cell line" and "tumor cell line" headings now appear only as Narrower Terms under "Anatomical Concepts", and no longer under "Procedures, Parameters and Devices".
Other highlights include:
- Over 290,000 synonyms (more than 180,000 for drugs and chemicals)
- Over 3,000 specific terms for general and medical devices (e.g., endoscopes, catheters, prostheses)
Customers running SDIs in Embase and/or Embase Alert should consult the new thesaurus to determine if the search terms in their strategies need to be updated.
New NPS Cluster Includes all Databases with the Numeric Property Search Feature
A new cluster, Numeric Property Search (NPS), is now available. It includes all databases that offer the Numeric Property Search 1MOBILITY, 2MOBILITY, AEROSPACE, AGRICOLA, AUPATFULL, CABA,CANPATFULL, CNFULL, COMPENDEX, DEFULL, ENCOMPPAT, ENCOMPPAT2, FSTA,INFULL, JPFULL, METADEX, PCTFULL, PQSCITECH, TULSA, TULSA2, WPIDS, WPINDEX and WPIX.
NPS enables numerical searches to be performed for physical properties. The numeric physical property data has been identified within the basic index, title, abstract, detailed description and claim fields. For details and the searchable properties, enter 'HELP NPS' at an arrow prompt in the respective file.