Introducing NIST Chemistry WebBook & Solubility Database

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) hosts a variety of different reference datasets freely available to the public. We have picked two databases that could prove useful to you!

Chemistry WebBook
A database currently consisting of organic compounds along with a few small inorganic compounds and data on thermochemical, thermophysical, and ion energetics.
Besides the usual search fields, you can search the WebBook for formulas, reactions and structures, as well as making physical property based searches.
Some useful models and tools are also included:

Solubility Database
A database aiming to give a comprehensive review of published data for solubilities of gases, liquids and solids in liquids or solids.
The data on solubilities was originally published in the IUPAC and contains over 67,500 solubility measurements, 1800 chemical substances and 5200 chemical systems.

Access more of NIST’s standard reference data here.

Cancelled: Library Introductory Course on Databases in August

FHI Library Online Workshop: Databases

Our interactive online workshop will help you to select and apply the most appropriate resources and tools for your research. Learn more on how to quickly find and analyze relevant scientific literature. The two databases Web of Science and SciFinder will be presented and discussed in detail.

Friday, August 20, 2021 – 11am Cancelled!

The workshop lasts about 45 minutes. Please register and inform us (library@fhi-berlin.mpg.de) about your focus of interest.

More details on how to join the workshop will be announced by e-mail.

New Web of Science

Starting on July 7th 2021, all Web of Science users will be automatically taken to the new Web of Science platform. This visual and functional update aims to improve existing workflows and enhance the user experience.

Some of the newly added features include:

  • New and refined search options
    • Publisher, subject category, affiliation
  • Enriched Cited Referencesbeta
    • How many times is a reference cited? Where in the article is it cited? What citations are related?
    • Find samples here (more will be added later)
  • Improved shareability
    • Static search and record URL’s
  • New Quickfilters for refining your search
    • Review articles, early access
  • Advanced Query builder
    • Combine or transform your simple searches into the proper syntax for an advanced search.
  • Article recommendations based on user behaviour
  • Mobile app

For a summary of the new features, you can watch this video:

or take a look at the New Web of Science release notes.

If you prefer to use the legacy version, you can select the “Classic” Web of Science in the “Products” section of the website.

Library Introductory Course on Databases in June

FHI Library Online Workshop: Databases

Our interactive online workshop will help you to select and apply the most appropriate resources and tools for your research. Learn more on how to quickly find and analyze relevant scientific literature. The two databases Web of Science and SciFinder will be presented and discussed in detail.

Friday, June 4, 2021 – 11am

The workshop lasts about 45 minutes. Please register and inform us (library@fhi-berlin.mpg.de) about your focus of interest.

More details on how to join the workshop will be announced by e-mail.

CAS Common Chemistry

CAS Common Chemistry provides access to several thousand substances and associated data. Now it includes authoritative information on nearly 500,000 substances from CAS REGISTRY. Reusable licensing of content is ensured through a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial (CC BY-NC 4.0) license.

We have full access to the CAS content collection through SciFindern (registration required).