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Monday, October 27, 2003

Online access to chemistry journals

The American Chemical Society (ACS) has scanned all the back issues of all its journals and put the digitized images in the ACS Journal Archives. It doesn't offer free access to the whole collection, but it does offer free full-text searching of the collection and free access to selected articles. Likewise, the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) is digitizing its back issues and posting the files to the RCS Journals Archive Project. This collection is not open-access either, but it seems to support free full-text searching. We'll know more when the project is complete in the next month or two. (Thanks to Brian Lynch.)