At the beginning of the fall semester, MSU Libraries released the Web version of SciFinder Scholar, which provides access to Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) databases, including Chemical Abstracts, CAS Registry, CASREACT, CHEMCATS, and CHEMLIST. While we continue providing access to the locally installed client version of the software, we have been exploring the new features of the Web interface of SciFinder, its advantages and disadvantages, in order to better serve our patrons.
Compared to the existing client version, the new web-based platform has many valuable enhancements. In addition to providing access from anywhere you have web access, the Web version has a number of other compelling highlights, including:
The Web version of SciFinder covers the majority of the features of the client version, with only a few client features not yet available. These features include analyzing substance records by ring skeletons, stereo configuration, and R-group composition.
The MSU Libraries will continue to provide access to both the client and web versions of SciFinder Scholar.
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