PQSCITECH is a valuable multidisciplinary resource of over 27 million documents in all areas of science and technology from engineering to life science. The database covers 1962 to the present and is updated monthly. Sources are journals, books, reports, patents, and conference proceedings.
PQSCITECH is a merger of 25 STN databases formerly known as Cambridge Scientific Abstracts (CSA) databases.
Patents are available in the segments AEROSPACE, ANTE, MECHENG and METADEX. Patent Numbers in field /PN are standardized, patent application information is available in the source field (/SO).
The new database includes the following enhancements and changes:
The Numeric Property Search (NPS) feature (see HELP NPS).
Simultaneous left and right truncation in the Basic Index (/BI), abstract (/AB) and title (/TI) fields.
New search and display fields:
Uniform Resource Locator /URL
Word Count, Title (/WC.T)
Specific source information search fields in addition to Source (/SO):
Digital Object Identifiers (/FTDOI)
Reference Count (/REC)
File segments (/FS) field for the previous databases (see HELP FS):
AEROSPACE - Aerospace and High Technology Database
ALUMINIUM - Aluminium Industry Abstracts
ANTE - Abstracts in New Technologies and Engineering
AQUALINE - Hydrological cycle literature
AQUASCI - CSA Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries Abstracts
BIOENG - Biotechnology and Bioengineering Abstracts
CERAB - Ceramic Abstracts/World Ceramic Abstracts
CIVILENG - Civil Engineering Abstracts
CONFSCI - Conference Papers Index
COPPERLIT - Copper Data Center Copper Literature Database
CORROSION - Corrosion Abstracts
ELCOM - CSA Electronics and Communications Abstracts
EMA - Engineered Materials Abstracts
ENVIROENG - Environmental Engineering Abstracts
HEALSAFE - CSA Health and Safety Science Abstracts
LIFESCI - Life Sciences Collection
LISA - Abstracts in Library and Information Science
MATBUS - Materials Business File
MECHENG - Mechanical and Transportation Engineering Abstracts
METADEX - Metals Abstracts/Alloy Index
OCEAN - Oceanic Abstracts
POLLUAB - Pollution Abstracts
SOLIDSTATE - Solid State and Superconductivity Abstracts
WATER - Water Resources Abstracts
PQSCITECH records include bibliographic details, indexing and abstracts. All information is searchable. The basic index (/BI) contains single words from the abstract (AB), controlled term (CT), title (TI), and uncontrolled term (/UT) fields. Other information, such as author names and source information is searched using field qualifiers, e.g. 'MAN, C W/AU'.
PQSCITECH database summary sheet: http://www.stn-international.com/pqscitech.html
SDI SEARCH PROFILES AND SAVED ANSWER SETS
As the launch of PQSciTech and merging of 25 CSA databases is a major change, SDIs and other saved items from the current individual CSA databases cannot automatically be transferred to PQSciTech. Please take a moment and activate your SDI or saved item, and set it up in PQSciTech, a description can be found at:
Also included are instructions on how to handle multi-file SDIs containing one or several CSA databases. The new set-up of SDIs gives you the opportunity to use the breadth of PQSciTech to combine SDIs from separate CSA files or to specify a file segment to focus your search.
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