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Basic STN Commands

Use this command When you want to Example
FILE Enter an online file => FILE CAPLUS
EXPAND (E) Verify a term is
in the file
=> E CHROMATOGRAPH
SEARCH (S) Execute a search of the
file and find answers to your
search questions
=> S MEYERS A?/AU
DISPLAY (D) Look at answers retrieved
from a search

Indicate

  • L-number of answer set
  • Answer number(s)
  • Format
=> DISPLAY L1 1 TI
D SCAN Look at answers at no charge => D SCAN
D HIS Look at a history of
your online session.
=> D HIS
LOGOFF End the online session and
disconnect from STN
=> LOGOFF
LOG HOLD Suspend an online session for
60 min without disconnecting
=> LOG H

Reproduced with permission of CAS, a Division of the American Chemical Society, from "Tips for Searching the CAplus & REGISTRY Files." (CAS9613-0298)