Beilstein and Gmelin CrossFire at Stanford University


Reaxys Replaces Crossfire

  • Please note that access via Crossfire ended on December 31, 2010.
  • Reaxys, a web-based interface, contains the Beilstein, Gmelin, and Chemistry Patent databases as a merged file. Reaxys is already available at Stanford.

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  • The Beilstein Online Database: Implementation, Content, and Retrieval. Stephen R. Heller, editor. American Chemical Society, 1990. (ACS Symposium Series; 436). Swain QD257.7 .B39 1990
  • The Beilstein System: Strategies for Effective Searching. Stephen R. Heller, editor. Washington, D.C.: American Chemical Society, 1998. Swain QD 257.7 .F394 1998
  • How to Use Beilstein: Beilstein Handbook of Organic Chemistry. Frankfurt/Main: Beilstein Institute; New York: distributed by Springer-Verlag, [1978]. Swain Reference QD251.B43 H6
  • TYPIX: Standardized Data and Crystal Chemical Characterization of Inorganic Structure Types. 8th Edition. Berlin; New York: Springer-Verlag, 1993-1994. 4 v. (Gmelin handbook of inorganic and organometallic chemistry). Swain Reference QD151 .G52


  • Beilstein Information system. Mannheim, RNF Studios, 1991. 1 Videocassette (12 minutes). Swain Reserves. Ask at circulation desk.
    • Describes production and use of the printed Beilstein handbook and Supplements (1779–1979, 380 v.), the Beilstein database 1980– and the Beilstein Current facts on CD-ROM to obtain information on the preparation and properties of organic compounds
  • Gmelin Handbook of Inorganic Chemistry. [New York, N.Y.: Springer Verlag, 1990] 1 videocassette (16 min.). Swain Reserves. Ask at circulation desk.
    • History and description of the handbook including present compilation and editing methods. Describes the GFI Databank (the Gmelin online databank) and the Gmelin newsletter.

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