Think. Check. Submit. has redesigned their website. The new website has been brought up-to-date and aims to make identifying trusted journals and publishers even easier!
They have worked to improve accessibility and user experience, and made it easier to find the resources you need to avoid predatory publishing.

Especially checklists have received numerous improvements:
  • Ease of access: finding whether a journal or book publisher is suitable or not is now just a few clicks away.
  • Languages: The journals checklist is translated into 44 languages, and the books and chapters checklist into 13 languages.
  • Interactivity: The checklists are now interactive. Users can check questions when their answers are positive and export them to share with co-authors.
  • Offline availability: You can download template checklist in English for offline use.
For more information, check out the Think. Check. Submit. website: more
We are glad to announce that all MPG employees now have access to SciFlow - the online text editor for scientific papers.

Use SciFlow to input all the contents you need to produce a scientific paper. Formatting is done automatically, so you can concentrate on writing rather than worrying about numbering figures, creating tables of contents, and applying a citation style to your document.

SciFlow offers a variety of different templates for scientists as well as students. These range from style guides to pre-formatted document outlines for specific journals.

Reference management
You can also connect your reference management software to SciFlow or upload bibliography files to the reference library. From there, you can simply drag a reference into the editor, where it will be later automatically formatted in the citation style of your choice.

Streamlign your collaborations with other authors by inviting them to read, comment or even work together in real-time. (SciFlow account necessary)

Get access here: more
Since September 2nd CAS has discontinued the legacy version of SciFinder. You will only be able to use their new service SciFinderⁿ from now on.

Consequently the MPG continues to offer online trainings.
Register here:You can find recordings of the previous online trainings here:
- Chemistry, synthesis, and retrosynthesis:
- Polymers and materials:
- Biosequences and Bioterms:

For more information on SciFindern: more
On September 2, 2022 access to the old SciFinder version will end. If you are a SciFinder user, remember to migrate saved answers and alerts to the new SciFindern.
For help and information regarding the new interface you can access written or video materials on the SciFindern training website. You can also take part in the scheduled webinars:
  • September 21, 2022
    Nanotechnology Research in CAS SciFindern
  • October 19, 2022
    Step-by-Step Reaction Searching in CAS SciFindern
  • November 16, 2022
    Award-winning science: Exploring the work of recent Nobel Prizes winners in CAS SciFindern
Get SciFindern access here: more
Since June 2022, MPG researchers have access to SciFindern. The new version of SciFinder offers many new functionality such as:
  • A new Interface
  • Improved search functionality and revised results page
  • Citation mapping
  • Touchscreen capable structure drawing
... and much more!

If you would like to participate in an online training session to get familiar with the database, register here:Find more information here: more
Wir freuen uns Ihnen mitteilen zu können, dass Ihnen die Dokumente aus der VDE-Normenbibliothek nun über die MPG Literatur-Grundversorgung zur Verfügung stehen.
Dies beinhaltet das gesamte Archive und die Inhalte und Entwürfe der Gruppen 0-8 aus den VDE-Vorschriften.
Die Zentrale Lizenz enthält die Basisversion der VDE-Normen. Das Speichern und Drucken von Dokumenten ist also nicht möglich. Bei Bedarf an erweiterten Nutzungsfunktionalitäten müssen weiterhin lokale (ggf. Einzelplatz-)Lizenzen erworben werden.
Bei Fragen oder Problemen können Sie sich gerne bei uns melden.

Sie können aus dem IP-Bereich der MPG auf hier auf die Normenbibliothek zugreifen: more
We are happy to inform you that a publishing agreement for Open Access Books has been reached with Springer Nature!
These are the key points to take away:
  • MPI affiliated authors receive a 35% discount on the Book Publishing Charge (BPC) for OA-books
  • The remaining charge will be split 50/50 between the MPDL and the author/FHI
  • The agreement applies retroactively from Jan 1st 2022 until the end of 2024
  • Includes all English and German language Springer Nature books imprints and series
  • CC-BY license is the default
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Our regular library weblog will no longer be updated. From now on you can find library-news, workshops and new acquisitions directly on our website.

You will still be able to access old weblog entries for some time here: more
Edmond now runs on the Dataverse-Software which offers new fuctionality to MPG reaserchers, such as:
  • Single-Sign-On (SSO)
  • Unlimited storage
  • Uploading bigger files
  • A new UI
  • And much more!
Two online presentations will be held to introduce the new functionalities:
23. March 2022 - English
24. März   2022 - Deutsch more
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