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Chemical information for chemists : a primer / edited by Judith N. Currano and Dana L. Roth.

Book Book (c2014.)
Description: xv, 306 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Publisher: Cambridge, UK : Royal Society of Chemistry, c2014.
2 of 2 copies available at NOBLE (All Libraries).
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  • ISBN: 9781849735513 (pbk.)
  • ISBN: 1849735514
Bibliography, etc.: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents: I. Introduction -- Chapter 1. Introduction to the Chemical Literature / Leah McEwen -- 1.1. Chemical Information Three Ways: The Big Picture Of Big Information -- 1.2. Approaching the Literature: Principles to Bear in Mind When You Are Searching For Chemical Information -- 1.2.1. Scholarly Literature is Evaluated to Uphold Scientific Integrity and Vitality -- 1.2.2. Data Provenance and Evaluation is a Critical Part of the Research Process -- 1.2.3. Scientific Literature is Considered Intellectual Property -- 1.2.4. Scholarly Literature is Structured to Facilitate Research -- 1.2.5. The Literature is a Web of Potential -- 1.2.6. Libraries and Other Information Providers Offer Disambiguation -- 1.3. Getting Started with the Chemical Literature -- 1.3.1. Your Literature Research Is Only as Good as Your Input and Process -- 1.3.2. How to Use the Literature to be a More Efficient Chemist -- References -- II. The Primary Literature -- Chapter 2. Non-Patent Primary Literature: Journals, Conference Papers, Reports, Abstracts and Preprints / Dana L. Roth -- 2.1. Introduction to the Non-Patent Primary Literature -- 2.2. Journals -- 2.2.1. Introduction -- 2.2.2. Open Access -- 2.2.3. Indexing and Abstracting Services -- 2.2.4. Current Awareness -- 2.2.5. Journal Impact -- 2.2.6. Article Impact -- 2.3. Conference Papers, Reports, Abstracts and Preprints -- 2.3.1. Introduction -- 2.3.2. Indexing and Abstracting Services -- 2.3.3. Current Awareness -- References -- Chapter 3. Chemical Patents / Michael J. White -- 3.1. History and Overview of Chemical Patents -- 3.2. Benefits of Using Patent Information -- 3.3. What is a Patent? -- 3.4. Relationship of Patents to Other Forms of Intellectual Property -- 3.4.1. Trade Secrets -- 3.4.2. Trademarks -- 3.4.3. Copyrights -- 3.5. Types of Patents -- 3.5.1. Utility Patents -- 3.5.2. Design Patents (Industrial Designs) -- 3.5.3. Plant Patents -- 3.5.4. Utility Models -- 3.5.5. Supplementary Protection Certificates -- 3.5.6. Patent Gazettes, Journals, Abstracts, and Indexes -- 3.6. Patent Process from Invention to Public Domain -- 3.6.1. Patent Process -- 3.6.2. Patenting Abroad -- 3.6.3. Patent Families -- 3.6.4. Legal Status and Ownership (Assignment) -- 3.7. Patent Documents -- 3.7.1. INID Codes -- 3.7.2. Patent Numbers -- 3.7.3. Front Page, Drawings, Specification, and Claims -- 3.8. Patent Searching -- 3.8.1. Types of Searches -- 3.8.2. Searching Inventor and Company Names -- 3.8.3. Searching Cited References -- 3.8.4. Patent Classification Searching (Subject Searching) -- 3.9. Major Patent Databases -- 3.10. Chemistry Databases and Search Engines Containing Patent Information -- 3.11. Resources for Drugs and Pharmaceutical Patents -- 3.12. Patent Information Associations and Resources -- Further Reading -- References -- III. The Secondary Literature and Specialized Search Techniques -- Chapter 4. Searching Using Text: Beyond Web Search Engines / Andrea Twiss-Brooks -- 4.1. Why Web Search Engines Aren't Enough -- 4.2. Practical Approaches to Searching a Topic Using Subject Databases -- 4.2.1. Controlled Text Terms -- 4.2.2. Using Boolean Logic and Term Adjacency in Text Searching -- 4.2.3. Word or Term Variants -- 4.3. Searching for Author Names -- 4.4. Searching for References Cited in Other Publications -- 4.4.1. Performing a Citation Search -- 4.4.2. Determining Citation Impact -- 4.5. Conclusion -- References -- Chapter 5. Searching by Structure and Substructure / Judith N. Currano -- 5.1. Searching by Structure -- 5.1.1. Identifying Substances for Information Retrieval -- 5.1.2. When to Perform a Structure Search -- 5.1.3. Behind the Scenes with Structure Searching -- 5.2. Searching by Substructure -- 5.2.1. Introduction to Substructure Searching -- 5.2.2. Basic Procedure for Substructure Searching -- 5.2.3. Advanced Substructure Techniques -- 5.3. Searching for Organometallics and Coordination Compounds by Structure and Substructure -- 5.3.1. Drawing Coordinations -- 5.3.2. Defining the Number of Connections a Metal May Form -- 5.3.3. Ligand Formula Searching in Reaxys® -- 5.4. Similarity Searching -- 5.5. A Word on Markush Searching -- 5.6. Conclusion -- Acknowledgements -- References -- Chapter 6. Physical Properties and Spectra / A. Ben Wagner -- 6.1. Introduction and Methodology -- 6.2. Identifying Substances and Properties for Information Retrieval -- 6.2.1. Identifying Substances -- 6.2.2. Identifying Properties and Units -- 6.3. Evaluating Physical Properties Sources and Data Provenance -- 6.4. Major Online Resources (The Places to Start) -- 6.4.1. Best and Largest Free Compilations -- 6.4.2. Best and Largest Subscription Compilations -- 6.5. Using Handbooks to Find Properties and Profile Substances -- 6.5.1. How to Find and Use Print Handbooks -- 6.5.2. Online Handbooks -- 6.5.3. The Beilstein and Gmelin Handbooks -- 6.5.4. Landolt Börnstein (Print) -- 6.5.5. When to Consult the Primary Literature -- 6.5.6. Conclusion -- 6.6. Using Library Guides and Specialized Sources to Identify Additional Resources -- 6.6.1. General Guides -- 6.6.2. Finding Specialized Resources -- 6.6.3. Corporate Sources of Properties: Product Literature, Corporate Libraries and Archives, Notebooks -- 6.7. Finding Spectra -- 6.7.1. Best and Largest Free Spectral Databases -- 6.7.2. Best and Largest Subscription Spectral Databases -- 6.7.3. Print Resources, Library Guides, and Specialized Resources I -- 6.7.4. Crystallography -- 6.8. Conclusion -- References -- Chapter 7. Commercial Availability, Safety, and Hazards / Dana L. Roth -- 7.1. Introduction -- 7.2. Commercial Availability -- 7.2.1. Commercial Availability Resources -- 7.3. Safety -- 7.3.1. The Importance of Safety in the Chemical Laboratory -- 7.3.2. Safety Resources -- 7.4. Hazards -- 7.4.1. Introduction -- 7.4.2. Hazards Resources -- 7.4.3. Conclusion -- References -- Chapter 8. Searching For Polymers / Donna T. Wrublewski -- 8.1. Introduction -- 8.2. Polymer Nomenclature and Structure -- 8.2.1. Text Name Searching -- 8.2.2. Structure Searching -- 8.3. Polymer Synthesis -- 8.4. Polymer Structure Characterization -- 8.4.1. Molar Mass and Dispersity -- 8.4.2. Spectral Analyses -- 8.4.3. X-ray Diffraction and Scattering Analysis of Structure -- 8.5. Polymer Thermophysical Properties -- 8.5.1. Glass Transition, Melting, and Decomposition Temperatures -- 8.5.2. Polymer Solubility and Miscibility -- 8.6. Polymer Mechanical and Engineering Properties -- 8.6.1. Viscoelastic Behavior -- 8.6.2. Static Testing -- 8.6.3. Dynamic Testing -- 8.7. General Polymer Science Reference Sources Bibliography -- 8.8. Conclusions -- Acknowledgements -- References -- Chapter 9. Reaction Searching / Judith N. Currano -- 9.1. Introduction -- 9.2. Techniques of Reaction Searching -- 9.2.1. Types of Graphical Reaction Search -- 9.2.2. Searching for General Methods and Transformations -- 9.2.3. Advanced Graphical Reaction Search Techniques -- 9.2.4. Searching for Catalyzed Reactions -- 9.3. Tools for Reaction Searching -- 9.3.1. Graphical Reaction Databases -- 9.3.2. Sources of Information on Reagents and Catalysts -- 9.3.3. Methodology Sources and Review Literature -- 9.4. Conclusion -- Acknowledgements -- References -- Chapter 10. A Practical Primer to BLAST Sequence Similarity Searching / Diane C. Rein -- 10.1. Introduction -- 10.2. Before Searching: Distinguishing Between Identical, Similar (Identity), and Homologous Sequences -- 10.2.1. Defining Identical -- 10.2.2. Defining Similarity -- 10.2.3. Defining Homology -- 10.3. The Major Sequence Similarity Algorithms and Their (Continuing) Relationship with BLAST -- 10.3.1. The Needleman-Wunsch Algorithm -- 10.3.2. The Smith-Waterman Algorithm -- 10.3.3. The FASTA Algorithm -- 10.3.4. The BLAST Algorithm -- 10.4. How BLAST Works -- 10.4.1. Implications for Determining Best Query Length -- 10.5. The Art of Interpreting E-Values -- 10.6. Creating a Sequence Similarity Algorithm Strategy/Protocol -- 10.7. NCBI Protein BLAST (BLASTP) Hands-on Exercise -- 10.7.1. Preparing to Search -- 10.7.2. Configuring and Running Protein BLAST Searches -- 10.8. Understanding BLAST Result Sections -- 10.8.1. Saving BLAST Search Strategies -- 10.8.2. BLAST Results Header Section -- 10.8.3. BLAST Results Graphic Summary Section -- 10.8.4. BLAST Results Descriptions Section -- 10.8.5. BLAST Results Alignments Section -- 10.9. Manipulating BLAST Results -- 10.9.1. Reformatting the Alignment View -- 10.9.2. Reformatting (Limiting) BLAST Results to Organisms -- 10.9.3. Reformatting (Limiting) E-Values -- 10.10. Editing and Resubmitting BLAST Searches -- 10.11. Advanced BLAST Techniques -- 10.11.1. Working with Short Queries (Primers, Motifs, Epitopes) -- 10.11.2. Comparing (Aligning) Sequences -- 10.11.3. Manipulating BLAST to Search Your Query Sequence Where You Want -- References -- Subject Index
Authors: Currano, Judith N. (Added Author). Roth, Dana, 1935- (Added Author).
Citation: Currano, Judith N. "Chemical information for chemists : a primer." Cambridge, UK : Royal Society of Chemistry, 2014.

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