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New on STN

March 2014

The latest release of the new STN platform, provides enhanced features and content that enable searchers to work more proficiently

February 2014

Access INFULL and DEFULL databases with STN Viewer

January 2014

DWPI: Latest Manual Code Revision goes live

Meet us at

PATINFO 2014- 36. Kolloquium der Technischen Universität Ilmenau über Patentinformation, Ilmenau, 04.-06. Jun

ICIC 2014, Heidelberg, 12.-14. Oct

STN User Meetings

Frankfurt, 06.05.2014
München, 13.05.2014
Essen, 22.05.2014

STN Easy - The Point-and-Click Access to STN

Are you frequently searching for scientific and technical information, but don´t want to use a command language? - Then STN Easy is a most helpful tool for you.

STN Easy provides easy and convenient web access to publications and patents from all major areas of science and technology. You can search more than 85 reputable STN databases. The databases are organized by categories such as chemistry, patents, engineering, physics, pharma, life science, etc. to facilitate and optimize your search. STN Easy has no subscription fee or monthly fee and there is no command-language, training or manual required!

To retrieve the information you need, just

  • enter specific key words relating to the subject of interest, or use author or inventor, chemical name, CAS Registry Number, journal title, publication year, language, etc. - or any combination of these search terms
  • select the publication you want to see from the title hit list to display the detailed record
  • access the full text of your selected publication or patent electronically - if available - or order it directly via the STN Full-Text Solution

What other sophisticated features does STN Easy offer you?

  • 4 search modes "Easy Search", "Advanced Search", "CAS Number Search" and "Patent Lookup" tab
  • Relevance ranking of results and identification of duplicate answers
  • Boolean operators, right truncation, and automatic search for plurals
  • Saved Search Terms for Recall: Option to save partial search definitions for later recall
  • Defined Searches: Option to save entire search strategies for later execution with a single click
  • Option to refine your search
  • Images integrated in text results, if available
  • Hyperlinks in results to e.g., citations, cited references, CAS Numbers, and crossover search from CAS Registry
  • Secure session (https:)
  • Search results kept for 4 days in html, pdf, and rtf-format
  • Interfaces in English, French, German, Spanish, and Japanese

How to start on STN Easy
Open an STN Easy account and go to the Login Page to begin searching. You will recognize:

Finding scientific and technical information has never been easier!