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New on STN

July 2014

Retrieved BATCH results in DGENE, USGENE and PCTGEN are now available for 30 days

July 2014

CHEMCATS (Chemical Catalogs Online) on STN Enhanced with New Search and Display Fields and More Frequent Updates

June 2014

New Emtree Release Includes Changes in Cell Line Terminology

Meet us at

ICIC 2014, Heidelberg, 12.-14. Oct

5. IP Service World, Munich, 24.-25. Nov

STN User Meetings

Espoo, 21.08.2014
Bern, 21.10.2014
Essen, 28.10.2014

STN Interface Comparison Sheet

 

STN Easy

STN on the Web

STN Express with Discover!

 

Web access to sci-tech
information for the
occasional searcher

The power of STN with the convenience of the Web for the experienced searcher

Comprehensive desktop access for the experienced online searcher

Databases

 

 

 

Quantity

>85

>150

>150

Searching for sci-tech Info.

Yes

Yes

Yes

Searching for Patents

Yes

Yes

Yes

Searching for Chem. Substances

Via
Name or
Formula

Via
Name,
Formula or
(Sub)Structure

Via
Name,
Formula or
(Sub)Structure

Searching for Biosequences

No

Yes

Yes

Access

 

 

 

Software Needed

Web browser

Web browser

STN Express with Discover!

Telecommunications

Internet (TCP/IP)

Internet (TCP/IP)

Dial-up or Telnet (Internet)

Security

SSL (https)

SSL (https)

SSL-VPN or RSA

IPAA (IP Adresss Authoriz.)

Yes

Yes

 

Intranets Solution

STN Easy for Intranets

 

 

STN Account

STN Easy Account or STN Account

STN Account

STN Account

Search Features

 

 

 

Search Language

Menu-based (Easy, Advanced, CAS Number, and Patent Lookup)

Command line or Search Assistants

Command line or Wizards

Assistants / Wizards

Menu-driven

Yes, e.g.: Search, Results, Patents, Alerts (SDI), Sequence, Structure, Commandfile, Transcript

Yes, e.g.: Search/Refine, Display, Alerts (SDI), Analyze Answers, RNumbers, PNumbers

Current awareness Alert (SDIs)

No (but available in STN Easy for Intranets)

Yes (incl. SDI Assistant)

Yes (incl. SDI Wizard)

Search Operators

Boolean

Proximity, Numeric, Boolean

Proximity, Numeric, Boolean

Multifile Searching

Yes

Yes

Yes

Relevance Ranking

Yes

Yes

Yes

Duplicate Removal

No (but duplicate identification)

Yes

Yes

Refining Search Results

Yes

Yes

Yes

Display Features

 

 

 

Display Options

Predefined formats

Full range (flexible)

Full range (flexible)

Graphics

Yes (integrated in text)

Yes (integrated in text)

Yes

Full -Text Option

Yes

Yes (even in transcript)

Yes (even in transcript)

Hypertext Links

Yes, e.g. Citation Searching, Cited References, Indexed Substances in Document 

Yes, e.g. Registry Number links, Patent Number links, Citation Searching, URLs, Help messages, Links between Derwent Records 

Yes, e.g. Registry Number links, Patent Number links, URLs 

Transcript Features

 

 

 

Transcript Formats

html, pdf, rtf

html (zip,exe), rtf (zip,exe,rtf), pdf

trn, rtf

Transcript Availability

4 days

4 days

n/a (saved locally) 

Postprocessing

No

Results (rtf) can be post-processed with STN Express

Custom Table Tool, Custom Report Tool, Predefined Report Tools and Table Tools (rtf, html, xls, txt, pdf)

Technical Requirements

 

 

 

Operating System
and Software

Windows 2000, XP, Vista (Microsoft I.E. 6.0, 7.0, 8.0 or Firefox 1.5, 2.0, 3.0, 3.5), Macintosh OS 10.6 (Safari 4.0 or Firefox 2.0), all with JavaScript enabled. Java for 3-D molecules

Windows 2000, XP, Vista (Microsoft I.E. 6.0, 7.0, 8.0)
Macintosh OS 9/Classic, OS 10 (I.E. 5.2; Safari 2.0, 3.0, 4.0 Firefox 1.0, 2.0, 3.0) all with JavaScript enabled

See details

Costs

 

 

 

Pricing

Flat charge per search and file specific display charges (free refine)

Standard STN pricing: pay-as-you-go, including connect hour, search term and display charges

Standard STN pricing: pay-as-you-go, including connect hour, search term and display charges

Academic Discounts

Yes

Yes

Yes

For more Information
please visit

STN Easy-Website

STN on the Web-Website
or try our
Free Sneak Preview

STN Express Website