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March 2014

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January 2014

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News Messages 2010

Value-Added Indexing Improves Access to World Traditional Medicine Patents in CAplus 23. December 2010

Now you can locate answers to your research questions more quickly and easily when you search the archive of 50,000 unique World Traditional Medicine (WTM) patents offered by CAplus. Newly added index terms, including CAS Registry Numbers and roles, provide many additional points of access that you...

New PNK field allows more precise crossover among STN patent databases 16. December 2010

To provide more precise patent publication number crossovers, STN has introduced the PNK (Patent Number/Kind Code) field for use when transferring patent publication numbers between databases. PNK field crossovers can be used to transfer patent answer sets. A new PNK.B (Patent Number/Kind Code of...

Search an additional 46,850 records with MEDLINE backfile extension to 1946 14. December 2010

Now you can search an additional 46,850 bibliographic records recently added to the MEDLINE backfile, extending its coverage to 1946.

Higher System Limits Increase the Power of STN Substance-Based Searching 14. December 2010

Substance searchers on STN now have vastly enhanced searching power due to a recent increase in search limits in the CAS databases. The increased limits provide greater flexibility and efficiency in the substance-search processes.

PROUSDDR and SYNTHLINE scheduled for removal December 31, 2010 by request of Prous Science 19. November 2010

For your planning purposes, please note that on December 31, 2010, the PROUSDDR and SYNTHLINE databases will be removed from STN at the request of the database producer, Prous Science.

Selected STN databases scheduled for removal on December 31, 2010 09. November 2010

The following databases will be removed from STN on December 31, 2010:

New format for Korean patent application numbers in CA/CAplus increases consistency, saves time 03. November 2010

Numerous Korean patent application numbers (/AP) and priority application numbers (/PRN) in the CA/CAplus family of databases formerly consisted of six digits. A new seven-digit format has been adopted to ensure conformity among the CA/CAplus family and other important STN databases.

INPADOCDB/INPAFAMDB
Promotional Offer
27. October 2010

To show the superior quality of the Inpadoc Files on STN, FIZ Karlsruhe is offering to STN customers and interests a promotional offer for setting up SDIs free and receiving SDI results free of charge for a month.Search requests need to be at FIZ Karlsruhe until January 10, 2011.The profiles (SDIs)...

INPADOCDB/INPAFAMDB: Enhancements to the US national patent classification 27. October 2010

The issued US national patent classification (NCL) is available for 6 million US applications in the INPADOC databases back to 1968. The NCL codes have now been standardized according to STN-standard rules and a NCL-thesaurus has been introduced to support patent classification searching. In...

New version of STN Viewer preserves custom-highlighting of terms when patent documents are saved in .rtf format 25. October 2010

A new release of STN Viewer allows you to preserve customized-highlighting of terms of interest when saving original STN Viewer patent documents to .rtf format. Now your colleagues and managers can quickly review patent documents in .rtf format, either print or electronically, by relying on the...