Information Retrieval - SciFinder / Edition 2

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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 Abstracts 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:

Summarizes 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 scientific method is important, and how to apply it, 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.

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Editorial Reviews

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"Overall this is a valuable resource and reference volume on using SciFinder to its full potential, while allowing the more casual user to dip into the key points and tips without delving into the complexities of the underlying algorithms used by SciFinder and the book therefore serves both the occasional use and expert alike." (Chemistry World, December 2010)

A state-of-the art product...is SciFinder, offering comprehensive databases both bibliographic and factual. A great majority of resources in SciFinder are produced by CAS (Chemical Abstracts Service), a division of the American Chemical Society. This platform also offers advanced tools for working more comfortably with the system. Damon D. Ridley in his book focuses in detail on every option offered by SciFinder. His work can be considered a comprehensive guide of every part of SciFinder." (International Journal of Polymer Analysis and Characterization, August 2010)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470712450
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 12/21/2009
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 226
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

1 SciFinder: Setting the Scene 1

2 Databases in SciFinder 21

3 Explore by Research Topic 39

4 Explore by Chemical Substance 75

5 Substructure and Similarity Searching 91

6 Additional Search and Display Options 117

7 Searching for Information on Chemical Reactions 149

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

Appendix 5 Understanding Structure Searches 207

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

Index 211

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