SciFinder Agreement Ends – Reaxys Begins
Turku University Library has decided to end the agreement for the long used SciFinder database and is replacing it with the Reaxys service. This is primarily due to the new conditions in the new CAS agreement.
The SciFinder Agreement expires on 31 December 2022
The library has decided to terminate the SciFinder database contract at the end of 2022. The SciFinder database is a service produced by the Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS), which is owned by the American Chemical Society (ACS), which is now requiring a new type of agreement for the SciFinder service on the processing of personal data. In addition, there was a significant price increase to the agreement.
Reaxys replacing and on trial immediately
During this autumn, the Library has been searching for a replacement for SciFinder and is now entering into an agreement on Elsevier's Reaxys service, which the academia can start using immediately. Earlier this autumn, the library invited volunteers from e.g. chemical and biomedical institutions and organised an opportunity for them to get to know the Reaxys service together with Elsevier's trainer.
A trial for Reaxys service has been offered during the autumn and it will continue until the end of 2022 before the actual agreement enters into force. It is also possible to order more Reaxys training according to your own wishes and needs.
Further information and answers can be obtained from Head of Library Services Heli Kokkinen, and from information experts in the field of mathematics, science, technology and medicine Essi Lempiäinen and Leena Järveläinen.
You can get access to the Reaxys material through the library website.