New Platform: Springer Materials

Springer Materials is moving to a new platform that offers a range of new features such as interactive tables, 3D views on crystal structures and a thesaurus based faceting mechanism. Now you may access the content on your tablet and mobile phone, too.

The new platform is available at

About Springer Materials
It is based on the Landolt-Börnstein handbook and includes a number of specialized databases. The systematic and comprehensive database provides access to selected and critically assessed physical and chemical properties of more than 250,000 materials and chemical systems.

SciFinder Structure Editor

The SciFinder Web structure editor allows users to draw structures for substance and reaction searches. There has been a new structure editor available since October 2013 that does not require a Java plug-in for web browsers. It is now set as the default structure editor and the most features are implemented.


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Alternatively you may use the standalone CAS structure editor.

Web of Science News: August 2013

Some new features were added to the Web of Science (WoS) in the July release:

Auto-suggest for publication name
When you start to type your desired publication name in the Publication Name field, a list of the ten most relevant results to your query will appear. The suggestions refine as you continue to type. You may turn off the suggestions.

Spelling corrections
If no results are found relating to your search, “Did you mean” suggestions will be displayed for common misspellings in the topic and title fields.

Overlay sign in screen
The sign in function is opened in an overlay so that you do not have to leave your current search page.

New output of records menu
Now the output bar is located above and below the search results and it is displayed on the full record page, too. It includes a new “Select Page” option and a drop down menu for additional output formats. Completing the output is done through an overlay, guiding you through the process without disrupting your workflow.

More about the recent enhancements at [pdf].

Now available: EndNote X7

EndNote X7 for Windows has been released – X7 for Mac will come in July.

EndNote X7 has several new features to make working with PDFs easier. Now EndNote can automatically import PDFs from a selected folder and rename PDFs during the import process. The PDFs will be attached to existing records instead of creating new ones if those records already exist in your EndNote library.
With the new release you are able to create a bibliography in Word with seperate sections for seperate topics and add citations or reference lists to Microsoft PowerPoint slides (only for Windows). Three new reference types are available: interview, podcast and press release.

Find more new features in the YouTube video: What’s new in EndNote X7?