DiscoveryGate – web access to Beilstein/Gmelin databases for chemical information!

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The MIT community now has access to Beilstein and Gmelin via a web-based interface called DiscoveryGate! These databases give you access to a large amount of chemical information on:

  • structures
  • properties
  • reactions
  • over 8 million organic compounds (Beilstein)
  • 1.4 million inorganic and organometallic compounds (Gmelin)

To install:

Mac users:

The installation is easy for Mac users – there is none! Simply go to DiscoveryGate, and search the databases.

PC users:

PC users will need to install software prior to using this new interface. See the installation instructions for guidance.

If you prefer using the MDL CrossFire Commander interface (PCs only), you may continue to do so, but you’ll need to change a setting in your host server name by December 31, 2007.

Interested in learning more about how to use DiscoveryGate? Some to the Libraries’ IAP event on Fri 1/11/08 10am-12pm, in 14N-132, taught by a DiscoveryGate expert from Elsevier.

Questions or comments about DiscoveryGate? Contact Erja Kajosalo.