SAN DIEGO, CA, March 14, 2005 - SciFinder Scholar has enhanced its standing as one of the world's most widely used research tools by exceeding an installed user base of one thousand colleges and universities internationally. The one thousand institution mark was surpassed as academic consortia in Brazil and mainland China signed agreements to adopt SciFinder Scholar to serve the research needs of member universities with a combined enrollment of more than a million students. CAS announced this achievement during the American Chemical Society (ACS) National Meeting in San Diego, California.
An agreement with the Brazilian academic consortium, CAPES, and a similar agreement with a group known as CALIS in China will provide over 100 universities with access to this CAS research tool. Since the introduction of SciFinder Scholar in 1998 it has become the most widely adopted research tool of its kind, with installations at universities throughout North America, South America, Europe, India, Africa, China, Japan, and other parts of Asia.
"SciFinder Scholar has enjoyed widespread acceptance in academia in part because it has made the most comprehensive databases of scientific information so easily accessible," said John F. Martin, CAS Academic and Government Markets Manager. "But this service has also initiated innovative pricing programs that acknowledge the different needs of Ph.D., Bachelor's, and Master's degree programs. Content and ease-of-use have proved to be a winning combination for SciFinder Scholar and its users."
Like the SciFinder research tool for scientists in industry, SciFinder Scholar provides access to CAS databases containing bibliographic information for chemistry-related literature and patents back to the beginning of the 20th century, plus the world's largest chemical substance database, the CAS Registry. SciFinder Scholar's intuitively easy user interface eliminates the need to train users in searching techniques, thus making the exploration of published information an everyday part of the research process.
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