In this era of digital globalization, early access to trustful and extensive sources of data within a plethora of information is crucial. STN, an online database service, integrates the world‘s largest and most important value-added databases for sci-tech and patent information on one platform. The browser-based interface STNext enables the focused and comprehensive retrieval of the desired information. Conceived not only as a refresher training for information professionals occasionally or not ever using this multidisciplinary search tool, but also for on-the-job searchers still unfamiliar with STN, this presentation offers the first steps inside.
The preliminary starting of STNext under customized settings, together with some principal commands and features of STNext will be outlined.
The basic search is illustrated by a classic single database keyword search, then further applied to a multiple-database search.
The options of the appropriate databases are assisted by STNGuide, a cost-effective directory database compiled from all databases summary sheets.
A brief overview of other commands exposes further steps towards a more advanced and multi-faceted search.
Let us make first acquaintance with the STN search tool connecting to databases from the most renowned database producers worldwide!
After watching the video you have the possibility to try out your knowledge in our STN Basics Tutorials.