C400 Quiz 3 Fall 2000


A = True  B=False


1. Citation indexes provide a means for a searcher to retrieve newer materials that cite a known publication.  Unfortunately, the IU access to Web of Science only goes back as far as 1987, so this technique would not work for a known work that was published in 1985.


2. SciFinder Scholar includes references to more new journal articles than does Science Citation Index, but SCI has much broader coverage of new chemistry dissertations than does SFS.


3. On Beilstein CrossFire, it is possible to identify compounds with structures that show the stereochemistry of the molecules.


4. Whether doing a subject or chemical name search in the Chemical Abstracts printed volume or collective indexes, the first step should always be to consult the CA Index Guide for the time period being searched in order  to locate the proper term.


5. The proper form of the Molecular Formula to use with SciFinder Scholar to find the compound K4Fe(CN)6 is C6FeK4N6.


6. Which of the following types of substructure searches are possible in the STN Registry File:


A. Exact search

B. Family search

C. Closed substructure search

D. Full substructure search

E. Any of the above


7. In a structure search on SciFinder Scholar, it is possible to have variability at a specific node for the atoms, but you cannot have variable shortcut symbols at a given node.


8. If you were working in a biomedical industry in the corporate world, one major reason to use NLM's ChemID database in preference to SciFinder Scholar or STN Express to find information on a chemical substance is that ChemID is free.


9. The STN CA and CAPlus Files are the only databases on the STN system that utilize CAS Registry Numbers for indexing.


10. On the STN system, a NORMALIZED BOND is an aromatic bond or one found in a tautomer or combinations of rings and tautomers.


11. Assuming that the printed Chemical Substance Index name for Flavan is:


2H-1-Benzopyran, 3,4-dihydro-2-phenyl-


you should look in the "H" volume of the Chemical Abstracts CSI in order to find information about the compound.


12. There are templates (pre-drawn structures) of complex ring systems that can be used as starting points in SciFinder Scholar, but Beilstein CrossFire does not provide any templates.


13. Every search system uses the same truncation (wild card) symbol for expanding a search.  That is the asterisk (*).


14. Finding the registry number for a compound is very important when searching in the online Chemical Abstracts files because the indexing of the chemical substances in the documents in the CA or CAPlus files utilizes mostly registry numbers, not chemical names.


15. The ACS Style Guide has a comprehensive list of journal abbreviations to be used in abbreviating bibliographic citations to journals in American Chemical Society publications.


16. Kirk and Othmer produced a very famous chemical encyclopedia that is still being published and still bears their names.


17. New facts and their interpretations usually appear first in encyclopedias.


18. Review serials often have titles beginning with "Advances in... " or "Progress in...".


19. Look only at the individual formulas below and answer the following question:


A. ClH

B. BrH


D. H2SO4

E. C2Br2F2


Which one of these formulas is out of order according to the rules of the Hill System?


20. A treatise uses an alphabetical arrangement of the subject matter since it is designed for use by novices.