As of January 2011, Reaxys has replaced CrossFire as the portal to access Beilstein and Gmelin databases. Reaxys is an entirely web-based application that combines the content of Beilstein, Gmelin and the Patent Chemistry databases. It works on PCs and Macs, and you only need a plugin if you want to use a structure editor other than the one built into Reaxys (MarvinSketch). Reaxys works on IE, Firefox and Safari, and it requires Java Runtime Environment 5.0 or later.
Helpful user guides are at Elsevier’s Reaxys Training Center including Reaxys – Content at a Glance and Reaxys Quick Reference Guide. The S&E Reaxys guide will be in early January, and the Library will offer some training sessions over the next few months.
CrossFire was retired on December 31 and will no longer work. You will need to uninstall the CrossFire Commander client from your computer.