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Information Retrieval - SciFinder / Edition 2

Information Retrieval - SciFinder / Edition 2

by Damon Ridley
     
 

ISBN-10: 0470712457

ISBN-13: 9780470712450

Pub. Date: 12/21/2009

Publisher: Wiley

SciFinder® is rapidly becoming a preferred means to access scientific information in industry and universities worldwide. It accesses databases which span the chemical, engineering, life, medical, and physical sciences, including five Chemical Abstract Service databases and the National Library of Medicine bibliographic database

Overview

SciFinder® is rapidly becoming a preferred means to access scientific information in industry and universities worldwide. It accesses databases which span the chemical, engineering, life, medical, and physical sciences, including five Chemical Abstract Service databases and the National Library of Medicine bibliographic database Medline®. No other single information access tool has such breadth of coverage for scientific journal and patent documents.

Information Retrieval: SciFinder®, 2nd Edition is an essential guide explaining how to get the best out of SciFinder. It discusses the 50+ options in SciFinder® including topic, bibliographic, and chemical substance explore options, and post-processing options Analyze, Refine, and Categorize. The book:

  • Summarises the databases and explains how to take advantage of the unique search and analysis options
  • Explains selected algorithms behind the operation of SciFinder® and why it helps to understand them
  • Discusses why it is important, and how to apply scientific method to information retrieval
  • Describes how to search for chemical structures and chemical reactions

This second edition of Information Retrieval: SciFinder® has been fully revised and updated to incorporate the latest functionality and content of SciFinder®. Written by a scientist for scientists,  this book will increase your research creativity and productivity and is an essential resource for anyone needing scientific information in academia or industry.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470712450
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
12/21/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
226
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Preface xi

1 SciFinder?: Setting the Scene 1

1.1 'I Just Want to Do a Quick and Simple Search on?' 1

1.1.1 Databases 1

1.1.2 Search Terms 2

1.1.3 Narrowing Answers <$$$> Precision; Broadening Answers <$$$> Comprehension 3

1.2 The SciFinder Way 4

1.2.1 Getting the Initial Answers 4

1.2.2 Beyond the Initial Display: CAPLUS and REGISTRY 7

1.2.3 Beyond the Original Display: MEDLINE 10

1.2.4 Post-processing: Analyze/Analysis 12

1.2.5 Post-processing: Categorize 14

1.2.6 Post-processing: Refine 16

1.2.7 Broadening Answers: Get Substances, Get Reactions, Get Citing, and Get Cited 16

1.2.8 Databases in SciFinder 17

1.3 Looking Ahead 19

2 Databases in SciFinder 21

2.1 CAS Bibliographic Database (CAPLUS) 21

2.1.1 Content and Coverage 21

2.1.2 Indexing in CAPLUS 22

2.2 NLM Bibliographic Database (MEDLINE) 29

2.3 CAS Substance Database (REGISTRY) 31

2.4 CAS Chemical Reaction Database (CASREACT?) 34

2.5 CAS Chemical Catalog Database (CHEMCATS?) 35

2.6 CAS Regulatory Information Database (CHEMLIST?) 35

2.7 Summary of Key Points 38

3 Explore by Research Topic 39

3.1 Introduction 39

3.2 How SciFinder Converts the Query to a List of Candidates 39

3.2.1 Search Fields 41

3.2.2 Candidates 41

3.2.3 Notes on Terms Entered 44

3.3 How Is a Concept Derived? 45

3.3.1 Automatic Truncation 45

3.3.2 Singulars, Plurals, Tenses (Past, Present, Future) 46

3.3.3 Synonyms 47

3.3.4 Phrases 47

3.3.5 CAS Registry Numbers 48

3.4 Choosing Candidates 49

3.5 Working from the Reference Screen 50

3.5.1 Keep Me Posted 50

3.5.2 Search History 52

3.5.3 Selecting, Saving, Printing, Exporting, and Sorting Records 52

3.5.4 Link to Full Record and Link to Full Text 53

3.5.5 Analyze References 54

3.5.6 Refine References 60

3.5.7 Analyze or Refine? 62

3.5.8 Categorize 63

3.6 Working from the Record Screen 66

3.7 Applying Scientific Method to Information Retrieval 69

3.7.1 Step 1. Conceptualize the Initial Search Query 71

3.7.2 Step 2. Perform an Initial Search 71

3.7.3 Step 3. Examine the Initial Answers 72

3.7.4 Step 4. Revise Search 73

3.8 Summary of Key Points 73

4 Explore by Chemical Substance 75

4.1 Introduction 75

4.2 Registration of Substances 76

4.2.1 CAS Registry Numbers 76

4.2.2 Policies for Substance Indexing 77

4.3 Searching for Substances: The Alternatives 79

4.4 Explore Substances: Chemical Structure 80

4.4.1 Overview 80

4.4.2 Drawing Structures 82

4.4.3 Explore Substances: Exact search 84

4.5 Explore Substances: Substance Identifier 86

4.6 Explore Substances: Molecular Formula 86

4.6.1 Examples of Applications of Searches by Molecular Formula 88

4.7 Explore References: Research Topic 89

4.8 Summary of Key Points 90

5 Substructure and Similarity Searching 91

5.1 Introduction 91

5.2 Searching Substances: Substructure 92

5.2.1 The Screening Issue 92

5.2.2 Structure Is Too General 92

5.2.3 The Resonance Issue 94

5.2.4 The Tautomerism Issue 94

5.2.5 Show Precision Analysis 95

5.2.6 Locking Tools 98

5.2.7 Additional Query Tools 100

5.2.8 Additional Search Refinements 101

5.3 Searching Structures: Working from the Initial Substance Answer Set 102

5.3.1 Analysis of Substances 102

5.3.2 Refine Substances 104

5.3.3 Narrowing and Broadening Answers 108

5.4 Similarity Search 109

5.5 Further Examples of Show Precision Analysis 111

5.5.1 Coordination Compounds and Salts 111

5.5.2 Cyclic Hemiacetals and Hydroxycarbonyls; Pentavalent Phosphorus 112

5.6 Additional Structure Query Options 113

5.6.1 Exact Search 113

5.6.2 Substructure Search 114

5.7 Getting References 114

5.8 Combining Explore Substances and Explore References 114

5.9 Summary of Key Points 115

6 Additional Search and Display Options 117

6.1 Introduction 117

6.2 Explore: Author Name 117

6.3 Explore: Company Name 120

6.4 Explore: Document Identifier 122

6.5 Explore: Journal and Explore: Patent 124

6.6 Getting Information from Bibliographic Records 125

6.6.1 Get Substances 125

6.6.2 Citations 127

6.7 Further Issues with Finding Information on Substances 130

6.7.1 Option (a). Starting with Explore References: Research Topic 130

6.7.2 Option (b). Starting with Explore Substances 133

6.7.3 Further Considerations 133

6.8 Opportunities for MEDLINE Searchers 134

6.8.1 Complimentarity of MEDLINE and CAPLUS 134

6.8.2 Complimentarity of REGISTRY, MEDLINE, and CAPLUS 135

6.8.3 The SciFinder Interface and Search Opportunities 138

6.9 Searching for Substances in the Biological Sciences 139

6.9.1 Nucleic Acids and Related Terms 140

6.9.2 Proteins 140

6.10 Searching for Information on Polymers 142

6.11 Summary of Key Points 147

7 Searching for Information on Chemical Reactions 149

7.1 Introduction 149

7.2 Specific Search Options in CASREACT 151

7.3 Reaction Search Strategies 153

7.3.1 Explore Substances and Explore Reactions 156

7.3.2 Using Functional Groups 163

7.3.3 Retrosynthetic Analysis 165

7.4 Searching for Reactions through Explore References: Research Topic 169

7.5 Combining Structure, Reaction, Functional Group, and Keyword Terms 170

7.6 Summary of Key Points 174

Appendix 1 Some SciFinder Resources 177

Appendix 2 CAS Roles in CAPLUS 179

Appendix 3 Some Basic Principles Used by SciFinder in the Interpretation of a Research Topic Query 181

Appendix 4 Registration of Substances 185

A4.1 Single-Component Substances 185

A4.1.1 Single Substances 185

A4.1.2 Elements, Ions, and Particles 186

A4.1.3 Isotopic Substances 187

A4.1.4 Stereoisomers 188

A4.1.5 Donor Bonds 189

A4.1.6 Intermediates 190

A4.2 Multicomponent Substances 192

A4.2.1 Salts 192

A4.2.2 Alloys 194

A4.2.3 Mixtures 196

A4.3 Metal Complexes 196

A4.3.1 ? -Complexes 197

A4.3.2 ? -Complexes 197

A4.4 Macromolecules 198

A4.4.1 Homopolymers 199

A4.4.2 Copolymers 199

A4.4.3 Structure Repeating Units 199

A4.4.4 Proteins 200

A4.4.5 Nucleic Acids and Related Substances 200

A4.5 Other Cases 202

A4.5.1 Incompletely Defined Substances 202

A4.5.2 Minerals 204

A4.5.3 Records with 'No References' 204

Appendix 5 Understanding Structure Searches 207

A5.1 The Resonance Issue 207

A5.2 The Tautomerism Issue 207

A5.3 Chain Lock Tool 208

A5.4 Ring Lock Tool 208

Appendix 6 Original Publication Discussed in Chapter 7, Section 7.1 209

Index 211

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