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C471 CHEMICAL INFORMATION SOURCES AND SERVICES LECTURE NOTES

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Detailed Table of Contents of C471 Lectures

Updated: 13 August 2001


Communication in Chemistry

1. Chemistry Newsgroups and Discussion Lists

2. Molecular Visualization Tools and Sites

3. Science Writing Aids

4. The Publication Process: Primary, Secondary, and Tertiary Sources

How and Where to Start

5. Guides to Chemical Information Sources and Databases

6. General Information on Computer Searching

7. Current Awareness, Reviews, and Document Delivery

8. Background Reading: Dictionaries, Encyclopedias, and Other Books

How and Where to Search: General

9. Searching by Author or Organization Names and by Known Citations

10. Searching by Subject

11. Searching by Chemical Name and Formula

12. Structure Searching

How and Where to Search: Specialized

13. Patents

14. Searching for Information Involving Chemical Measurements (Analytical/Constitutional Chemistry)

15. Searching for Chemical and Physical Properties of Substances

16. Searching for the Synthesis of Specific Compounds or Classes of Compounds (Reaction Chemistry)

17. Chemical Safety or Toxicology Information

Miscellaneous

18. Chemical History, Biography, Directories, Industry Sources

19. Teaching and Study of Chemistry; Careers in Chemistry

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