C472 Exercise 2

Author, Corporate Name, and General Subject Searching in the LCA File

Due: 12 February 2003

Updated: 1/29/03

You will be assigned certain of the questions below to hand in on the due date. However, you should print out the entire exercise and bring it to class in the weeks before the due date.


1. Find references in the LCA File to any papers authored or coauthored by Hiroyuki Ohara. Print out the first answer in the CBIB format.

2. What documents have been authored by M. E. Guerzoni. Print out the first answer in the CBIB format.

3. Find publications written by Eileen O'Hara that are cited in the LCA File. Print out the first answer in the CBIB AB format.

4. Are there any publications co-authored by H. Naarmann and Volker Münch that are cited in the LCA File. If so, print the first one in the CBIB format.

5. Find references to publications written by Herbert C. Brown. Display the titles of all the answers, then print in the CBIB format the first answer.

6. How many publications written by R. B. King are cited in the LCA File? Print the third and the last answers in the CBIB format.

7. What publications written by Thomas L. O'Donohue are cited in the LCA File? Print the answers in the CBIB format.

8. What publications written by Kenneth Mackenzie are cited in the LCA File? Display the titles, then print the one about mullite using the CBIB format.

9. Find publications from Upjohn on drugs for herpes. Print the first one in the CBIB format.

10. Find publications on polycarbonates from General Electric. Print the first one in the CBIB format.

11. Staff from 3M have published articles on imaging. Find these articles and display the titles. Print the first record in the CBIB format.

12. Find papers by P. Leslie Dutton on photosynthesis. Print the first one in the CBIB format.

13. Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd. is working on fiber optics. Find references to this work, and print the first in the CBIB format.

14. The conversion of organic waste to gasoline is a useful way to utilize waste material. Find at least one article on this technique and print it in the CBIB format.

15. Locate patents on the disposal of radioactive waste. Print the first reference in the CBIB format.

16. The proper packing of gas chromatography columns is very important. Find articles discussing this topic. Print the first one in the CBIB format.

17. What type of compounds are being used as hydrodesulfurization catalysts? Hint: Search the abstract index. How many of the retrieved articles are patents?

18. Find the composition of a stick antiperspirant or deodorant. Print the answer in the CBIB format.

19. Locate some articles on beneficiation flotation of phosphate ores. Print the first one in the CBIB format.

20. Find articles discussing vulcanization accelerators for rubber. How many of these are patents?

21. Making fibers waterproof or water repellant is a big business. Locate some articles on this topic. Does 3M hold a patent in this area?

22. Winemaking is an old science, but it has yielded to modern ways. Find applications of chromatography to monitor wine quality. Print the first one in the CBIB format.

23. Find articles on carbon fiber electrodes. Print the first one in the CBIB format.