Through its online service STN International--The Scientific and Technical Information Network--FIZ Karlsruhe is offering its customers more than 200 sci-tech online databases with about 500 million searchable records. Information found in these databases can be used, e.g., as input for electronic information and knowledge management solutions. 95% of the database content is scientific and patent information on chemistry and related fields. Data are also available for biotechnology, pharmacy, materials and materials research, environmental technology, food production, energy and, in particular, on patents and patent claims in the sector of the chemical industry. Database records include data on substances and other information from scientific, official, and company publications.