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August 30, 2004 — In addition to this week's NewsBreaks article and the monthly NewsLink Spotlight, Information Today, Inc. (ITI) offers Weekly News Digests that feature recent product news and company announcements. Watch for additional coverage to appear in the next print issue of Information Today. For other up-to-the-minute news, check out ITIĺs Twitter account: @ITINewsBreaks.

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CAS Adds Early 20th Century Research

CAS, a division of the American Chemical Society (ACS), has expanded its "Scientific Century" project by making thousands of additional early 20th century articles from ACS journals and others available online. Planned for release in September, the enhanced content will enable researchers to access more than 7,000 additional records back to 1900, including publications even older than the beginning of Chemical Abstracts (CA). Since CAS announced the Scientific Century project in 2001, more than 3.5 million documents from the first half of the 20th century have been added to the online CA and CAplus files.

Included in the newly added information accessible through STN services, SciFinder and SciFinder Scholar, is material from ACS journals and other sources:

  • Journal of the American Chemical SocietyŚmore than 1,500 records, including abstracts for journal articles and summaries for book reviews.
  • Journal of Physical ChemistryŚmore than 5,200 records, including abstracts of articles published in the journal plus other "abstracts of interest" to the journal (i.e., published in other sources of the time).
  • More than 400 documents of lasting importance published from 1900 to 1912 in various sources and not originally covered in CA. These are landmark publications cited in CA/CAplus files since 1998.

Source: CAS

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