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SciFinder Now Web-based

Off-campus access available, no downloads required

July 12, 2010

For Immediate Release

STILLWATER -The Chemical Abstracts Database, SciFinder Scholar, is now available to the OSU community via the web.

CAS, a division of the American Chemical Society, is the world's leading source of chemical information. SciFinder is a tool to explore CAS literature from chemistry, biomedical sciences, chemical engineering, materials science, agricultural science and other related disciplines.

For more than a decade, SciFinder users were required to download software that could only be used on-campus. The new web-based platform allows registered users to access the database from any computer with an Internet connection.

OSU faculty, staff and students can register to use SciFinder at http://argo.library.okstate.edu/loggedin/scifinder.htm. After registration, SciFinder can be accessed through the OSU Library’s database list or by going directly to https://scifinder.cas.org.

SciFinder offers beginner and intermediate training in a variety of formats. Visit http://www.cas.org/support/scifi/index.html for online training options. To arrange personal training from the OSU Library, contact Kiem-Dung Ta at kiem.ta@okstate.edu.

Oklahoma State University is a modern land-grant system that cuts across disciplines to better prepare students for a new world. Oklahoma's only university with a statewide presence, OSU improves the lives of people in Oklahoma, the nation, and the world through integrated, high-quality teaching, research and outreach. OSU has more than 32,000 students across its five-campus system and nearly 21,000 on its Stillwater campus; with students from all 50 states and about 110 nations. Established in 1890, OSU has graduated more than 200,000 students who have made a lasting impact on Oklahoma and the world. CREATE - INNOVATE - EDUCATE - GO STATE!

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URL: http://www.library.okstate.edu/news/sum10/scifinder.htm
Last Updated: 24 June 2010

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