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Author Ridley, Damon D
Title Information Retrieval : SciFinder
Imprint New York : John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated, 2009
©2009
book jacket
Edition 2nd ed
Descript 1 online resource (228 pages)
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Note Information Retrieval: SciFinder -- Contents -- Preface -- 1 SciFinder : Setting the Scene -- 1.1 ' I Just Want to Do a Quick and Simple Search on . . .' -- 1.1.1 Databases -- 1.1.2 Search Terms -- 1.1.3 Narrowing Answers ⇒ Precision -- Broadening Answers ⇒ Comprehension -- 1.2 The SciFinder Way -- 1.2.1 Getting the Initial Answers -- 1.2.2 Beyond the Initial Display: CAPLUS and REGISTRY -- 1.2.3 Beyond the Original Display: MEDLINE -- 1.2.4 Post-processing: Analyze/Analysis -- 1.2.5 Post-processing: Categorize -- 1.2.6 Post-processing: Refine -- 1.2.7 Broadening Answers: Get Substances, Get Reactions, Get Citing, and Get Cited -- 1.2.8 Databases in SciFinder -- 1.3 Looking Ahead -- 2 Databases in SciFinder -- 2.1 CAS Bibliographic Database (CAPLUS) -- 2.1.1 Content and Coverage -- 2.1.2 Indexing in CAPLUS -- 2.2 NLM Bibliographic Database (MEDLINE) -- 2.3 CAS Substance Database (REGISTRY) -- 2.4 CAS Chemical Reaction Database (CASREACT ) -- 2.5 CAS Chemical Catalog Database (CHEMCATS ) -- 2.6 CAS Regulatory Information Database (CHEMLIST ) -- 2.7 Summary of Key Points -- 3 Explore by Research Topic -- 3.1 Introduction -- 3.2 How SciFinder Converts the Query to a List of Candidates -- 3.2.1 Search Fields -- 3.2.2 Candidates -- 3.2.3 Notes on Terms Entered -- 3.3 How Is a Concept Derived? -- 3.3.1 Automatic Truncation -- 3.3.2 Singulars, Plurals, Tenses (Past, Present, Future) -- 3.3.3 Synonyms -- 3.3.4 Phrases -- 3.3.5 CAS Registry Numbers -- 3.4 Choosing Candidates -- 3.5 Working from the Reference Screen -- 3.5.1 Keep Me Posted -- 3.5.2 Search History -- 3.5.3 Selecting, Saving, Printing, Exporting, and Sorting Records -- 3.5.4 Link to Full Record and Link to Full Text -- 3.5.5 Analyze References -- 3.5.6 Refine References -- 3.5.7 Analyze or Refine? -- 3.5.8 Categorize -- 3.6 Working from the Record Screen
3.7 Applying Scientific Method to Information Retrieval -- 3.7.1 Step 1. Conceptualize the Initial Search Query -- 3.7.2 Step 2. Perform an Initial Search -- 3.7.3 Step 3. Examine the Initial Answers -- 3.7.4 Step 4. Revise Search -- 3.8 Summary of Key Points -- 4 Explore by Chemical Substance -- 4.1 Introduction -- 4.2 Registration of Substances -- 4.2.1 CAS Registry Numbers -- 4.2.2 Policies for Substance Indexing -- 4.3 Searching for Substances: The Alternatives -- 4.4 Explore Substances: Chemical Structure -- 4.4.1 Overview -- 4.4.2 Drawing Structures -- 4.4.3 Explore Substances: Exact search -- 4.5 Explore Substances: Substance Identifier -- 4.6 Explore Substances: Molecular Formula -- 4.6.1 Examples of Applications of Searches by Molecular Formula -- 4.7 Explore References: Research Topic -- 4.8 Summary of Key Points -- 5 Substructure and Similarity Searching -- 5.1 Introduction -- 5.2 Searching Substances: Substructure -- 5.2.1 The Screening Issue -- 5.2.2 Structure Is Too General -- 5.2.3 The Resonance Issue -- 5.2.4 The Tautomerism Issue -- 5.2.5 Show Precision Analysis -- 5.2.6 Locking Tools -- 5.2.7 Additional Query Tools -- 5.2.8 Additional Search Refinements -- 5.3 Searching Structures: Working from the Initial Substance Answer Set -- 5.3.1 Analysis of Substances -- 5.3.2 Refine Substances -- 5.3.3 Narrowing and Broadening Answers -- 5.4 Similarity Search -- 5.5 Further Examples of Show Precision Analysis -- 5.5.1 Coordination Compounds and Salts -- 5.5.2 Cyclic Hemiacetals and Hydroxycarbonyls -- Pentavalent Phosphorus -- 5.6 Additional Structure Query Options -- 5.6.1 Exact Search -- 5.6.2 Substructure Search -- 5.7 Getting References -- 5.8 Combining Explore Substances and Explore References -- 5.9 Summary of Key Points -- 6 Additional Search and Display Options -- 6.1 Introduction -- 6.2 Explore: Author Name
6.3 Explore: Company Name -- 6.4 Explore: Document Identifier -- 6.5 Explore: Journal and Explore: Patent -- 6.6 Getting Information from Bibliographic Records -- 6.6.1 Get Substances -- 6.6.2 Citations -- 6.7 Further Issues with Finding Information on Substances -- 6.7.1 Option (a). Starting with Explore References: Research Topic -- 6.7.2 Option (b). Starting with Explore Substances -- 6.7.3 Further Considerations -- 6.8 Opportunities for MEDLINE Searchers -- 6.8.1 Complimentarity of MEDLINE and CAPLUS -- 6.8.2 Complimentarity of REGISTRY, MEDLINE, and CAPLUS -- 6.8.3 The SciFinder Interface and Search Opportunities -- 6.9 Searching for Substances in the Biological Sciences -- 6.9.1 Nucleic Acids and Related Terms -- 6.9.2 Proteins -- 6.10 Searching for Information on Polymers -- 6.11 Summary of Key Points -- 7 Searching for Information on Chemical Reactions -- 7.1 Introduction -- 7.2 Specific Search Options in CASREACT -- 7.3 Reaction Search Strategies -- 7.3.1 Explore Substances and Explore Reactions -- 7.3.2 Using Functional Groups -- 7.3.3 Retrosynthetic Analysis -- 7.4 Searching for Reactions through Explore References: Research Topic -- 7.5 Combining Structure, Reaction, Functional Group, and Keyword Terms -- 7.6 Summary of Key Points -- Appendix 1 Some SciFinder Resources -- Appendix 2 CAS Roles in CAPLUS -- Appendix 3 Some Basic Principles Used by SciFinder in the Interpretation of a Research Topic Query -- Appendix 4 Registration of Substances -- A4.1 Single-Component Substances -- A4.1.1 Single Substances -- A4.1.2 Elements, Ions, and Particles -- A4.1.3 Isotopic Substances -- A4.1.4 Stereoisomers -- A4.1.5 Donor Bonds -- A4.1.6 Intermediates -- A4.2 Multicomponent Substances -- A4.2.1 Salts -- A4.2.2 Alloys -- A4.2.3 Mixtures -- A4.3 Metal Complexes -- A4.3.1 σ -Complexes -- A4.3.2 π-Complexes -- A4.4 Macromolecules
A4.4.1 Homopolymers -- A4.4.2 Copolymers -- A4.4.3 Structure Repeating Units -- A4.4.4 Proteins -- A4.4.5 Nucleic Acids and Related Substances -- A4.5 Other Cases -- A4.5.1 Incompletely Defined Substances -- A4.5.2 Minerals -- A4.5.3 Records with 'No References' -- Appendix 5 Understanding Structure Searches -- A5.1 The Resonance Issue -- A5.2 The Tautomerism Issue -- A5.3 Chain Lock Tool -- A5.4 Ring Lock Tool -- Appendix 6 Original Publication Discussed in Chapter 7, Section 7.1 -- Index
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
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Ridley, Damon D. Information Retrieval : SciFinder New York : John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated,c2009 9780470712450
Subject Database management.;Information storage and retrieval systems -- Science.;Online bibliographic searching.;Science -- Databases.;Information retrieval
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