Wednesday, March 23, 2011

New taglines for Scifinder




We all know that SciFinder's trademarked tagline is "Part of the process." I think that's kind of boring, so as a public service, I've offered 10 new taglines for SciFinder.
  1. SciFinder: Two weeks in the lab will save you two hours with me.
  2. SciFinder: Find the reaction you want? What am I -- Google?
  3. SciFinder: Destroying your original proposal ideas one hit at a time.
  4. SciFinder: Yes, the Egyptian Journal of Chemistry really does exist.
  5. (Web) SciFinder: Time to get a cup of coffee... in Colombia!
  6. SciFinder: Discovering the journals you don't have access to.
  7. SciFinder: Revealing the convoluted world of patents to you.
  8. SciFinder: You pay dues to us, remember? Or is it the other way around?
  9. SciFinder: Shenzhen ABC Chemical Company? Oh, yes, they'll sell you that.
  10. SciFinder: Sorry, your favorite paper you've published still hasn't been cited.

19 comments:

  1. SciFinder: That brick wall looks mighty tempting right now.

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  2. Scifinder: $15k your company won't spend.

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  3. SciFinder: Because 4 licenses per site is really all you'll ever need

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  4. @Matt: 4 licenses per site! Try 1 license per 4 sites(schools)!

    SciFinder: Home of the 1-minute Time-out. (don't you skim that article on me, buddy! I'll log you out SO FAST...)

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  5. SciFinder: making Elsevier look good for once (they make Reaxys)

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  6. SciFinder: I hope you don't have to go to the bathroom.

    SciFinder: I really think you need to wade through 400 examples of one reaction from a Chinese patent to get to the reaction you wanted.

    Web SciFinder: How can we crash on you today?

    Web SciFinder: An unknown error has occurred.

    Web SciFinder: An unknown error has occurred.

    Web SciFinder: An unknown error has occurred.

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  7. We suck as much as Windows- And we don't even care for all the same reasons! bwwaaaahaaaaa!

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  8. SciFinder: brought to you by the Beltway Chemical Society plutocrats

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  9. SciFinder: Say, we've delivered all these hits that are done on the surfaces of nanotubes / buckyballs. Wait, that's not what you wanted?

    SciFinder: I hope you know how to read Czech.

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  10. Polymer WristbandMarch 23, 2011 at 8:03 PM

    Scifinder: I hope you like looking up the credentials of all the authors you come across.

    Scifinder: I hope you like reading abstracts because I won't provide you with much else.

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  11. Scifinder is a great database, I don't really know what you are all going on about.

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  12. Thanks, random CAS representative!

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  13. I agree with Anon 9:07, SciFinder's a very useful tool. It does have its quirks that can be annoying, but I can't imagine doing my Ph.D without it.

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  14. I actually agree. SciFinder is incredibly useful, and it has grown leaps and bounds since the first time I used it in 1998/99. I kid because I love.

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  15. SciFinder...bringing you the ugliest drawings of organometallic complexes and sloppiest "multiple page images" at the "lowest" possible prices.

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  16. I find it interesting that ACS and SciFinder responded to this post (on Twitter at least) but ACS hasn't responded to pleas from this site to do more about chemistry employment.

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  17. You all obviously never had a chance to use Dialog.

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  18. SciFinder: Because grey matters

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