Posted by: purplepaula1 | August 13, 2009

Reaxys 30 day trial started 1 August 2009


Elsevier acquired the Beilstein and Gmelin databases in 2007. They have now developed their own interface, Reaxys, which will replace the existing CrossFire service in 2010.

Reaxys provides access to the content from Beilstein, Gmelin and the Patent Chemistry database.

The library will continue to subscribe to CrossFire/Reaxys through a three year JISC agreement.

Subscribing institutions have a choice regarding migration from CrossFire to Reaxys.

  • Migrate fully to Reaxys in November 2009
  • Provide access to both CrossFire and Reaxys until CrossFire is withdrawn at end of 2010

The Trial

The library has arranged for a 30 day trial of Reaxys from 1 August 2009.

Authentication is via IP address on campus, or via the VPN off campus.

To access Reaxys please go to

Reaxys provide an orientation webinar, thus ensuring the trial period is of maximum value for everyone involved. This webinar can be delivered on any day, at a time convenient to the user. Please register for the evaluation webinar at:

To learn more about how to use Reaxys visit the Training centre ( where you can view and download the instructional materials (e.g. demos, videos, manuals).

Reaxys also run training webinars – for more details and registration please visit

A brochure and factsheet are also attached for your information.


Please complete the attached reaxys trial feedback and let us know what you think of Reaxys, how it compares with CrossFire, and which migration option you prefer.


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