Report:STN/Search Interface/The Search Forms/Advanced Search

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Advanced Search

The Advanced Search form in STN Easy offers the user the option to add additional search fields, as well as the option to choose which category of databases to search. Once presented with the STN Easy Advanced Search Form, the first step the user must take is choosing the category he or she wishes to search within. In STN Easy only one category can be searched at a time. Each category contains multiple databases and often times a particular database will appear in more than one category.


The Advanced Search form.


Limiting data fields can be searched using a drop down menu to the left of the query entry box. More search fields may be added by clicking on “Add a Search Term” button. The list of available fields is updated dependent upon which databases are being searched. The query entry boxes will also change with a quick reload of the page, depending on which field is being searched. For example, when users select the Priority Year field, the form dynamically changes from a text entry box into a year selection menu so that appropriate dates can be selected.

If the “Browse Index” button is clicked, the user is presented with a list of words in STN’s index that contain or are related to the entered term. Additional search terms may then be selected from this list. See the screenshot below for an example.


Browsing the index allows users to select additional terms.


Presently, the available STN Easy categories and databases are as follows:[1]


Category Databases
Aerospace COMPENDEX, NTIS, PASCAL
Agriculture BIOSIS, CABA, CAplus (Food & Agriculture focus), CROPU, PASCAL, SCISEARCH
Biotechnology BIOTECHABS, BIOTECHNO, CAplus, CEABA-VTB
CROPU, ESBIOBASE, NTIS, SCISEARCH
Building and Construction COMPENDEX, DKF, NTIS
Business CBNB, CIN, FOMAD, MATBUS
Chemical Catalogs CHEMCATS
Chemical Safety CHEMSAFE
Chemical Substances REAXYSFILE, REGISTRY, USAN
Chemistry References CAplus
Chemistry, Analytical ANABSTR, CAplus (Analytical Chemistry focus)
Drug Names ADISINSIGHT, DDFU, REGISTRY
Drug News ADISINSIGHT, ADISNEWS, CIN, DDFU
Energy COMPENDEX, ENERGY, INSPEC, NTIS, PASCAL
Engineering CEABA-VTB, COMPENDEX, INSPEC, NTIS, PASCAL, WELDASEARCH
Engineering, Chemical BIOTECHABS, CAplus (Chemical Engineering focus), CEABA-VTB, COMPENDEX, NTIS
Food CAplus (Food focus), FOMAD, FROSTI, FSTA, PASCAL
General Science CAplus, INSPEC, NTIS, PASCAL, SCISEARCH
Information Science INFODATA, INSPEC, NTIS, PASCAL
Life Sciences BIOSIS, BIOTECHNO, CABA, CAplus, EMBASE, ESBIOBASE, KOSMET, MEDLINE, PASCAL, SCISEARCH
Material Safety (MSDS) MSDS-OHS
Materials ALUMINIUM, APOLLIT, COPPERLIT, CORROSION, EMA, INSPEC, MATBUS, METADEX, RAPRA, WELDASEARCH, WSCA
Materials, Polymers APOLLIT, CAplus (Macromolecular focus), RAPRA
Math/Computer Science COMPUSCIENCE, INSPEC, NTIS, PASCAL
Paper & Pulp Technology PASCAL, PIRA
Patents CAplus (Patents focus), DPCI, EPFULL, FRANCEPAT, FRFULL, GBFULL, IFIPAT, IFIREF, INPADOCDCB, JAPIO, KOREAPAT, LITALERT, PATDPA, PATDPAFULL, PATDPASPC, PCTFULL, RDISCLOSURE, RUSSIAPAT, USPAT2, USPATFULL, WPINDEX
Patents, Citations DPCI
Patents, Full Text EPFULL, FRFULL, GBFULL, IFIPAT, PATDPAFULL, PCTFULL, RDISCLOSURE, USPAT2, USPATFULL
Patents, International CAplus (Patents focus), INPADOCDB, WPINDEX
Patents, National FRANCEPAT, IFIPAT, JAPIO, KOREAPAT, PATDPA, PATDPASPC, RUSSIAPAT
Petroleum CAplus (Petroleum, Oil, & Gas focus)
Pharmaceuticals ADISNEWS, CAplus (Pharmaceutical focus), DDFU
EMBASE, IMSRESEARCH, IPA, PASCAL, PATDPASPC, SCISEARCH
Pharmacology ADISINSIGHT, ADISNEWS, BIOSIS, CAplus, EMBASE
IMSRESEARCH, KOSMET, MEDLINE, NAPRALERT, TOXCENTER
Physics CAplus, COMPENDEX, INSPEC, PASCAL
Regulated Chemical Lists CHEMLIST
Toxicology ADISINSIGHT, ADISNEWS, CAplus (Toxicology focus), NAPRALERT, REAXYSFILE, RTECS, TOXCENTER
Transportation COMPENDEX, DKF, INSPEC, PASCAL


Note: It is important to note that the databases available within STN Easy are a subset of the available databases in STN Express and STN On the Web. In other words, not all databases available in STN Express and STN On the Web are available within STN Easy.

Sources

  1. "STN Easy Categories and Databases." STN Easy website, https://stneasy.cas.org/html/english/helps/1getstrt/1Aabout/1A3databases.htm. Accessed July 20, 2011.
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