Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) has announced that it now includes citations in the CAS databases in SciFinder and the STN International network, increasing researchers' abilities to follow online research pathways from database records
to full-text documents to the related documents they cite.
Capabilities such as sophisticated user access controls, the ability to "rollback" database record
changes to those records entered before a system crash, and strong records locking capabilities to prevent one user overwriting the records entered by another user are important.
According to the announcement, the inclusion of citations in SciFinder's and the STN International network's databases will greatly increase researchers' ability to follow online research pathways from database records
, to full-text documents, to the related documents they cite.
Figure 1 shows a simple bibliographic record, such as one might find in Books in Print, with all information contained in one database record
As a result, online journal publishers will be able to dynamically link from any of their journals that reference a GeoRef database record
directly to the individual record in the GeoRef database itself.
It also includes hypertext links from each database record
to publisher and trade association information.
This involves matching identifying features on individual animals to database records
to see if they have been seen before.
The technology also allows officers to check fingerprints against national fingerprint database records
using a handheld scanner that attaches to an officer's phone, preventing the need to make an arrest and drive that person to a police station to have them checked.
Employing some 20 students, the call center works to build partnerships and update database records
for graduates and friends of MSU.