Updated: 1 January 2006
At the end of the course, the students will be well acquainted with the broad array of chemistry and life sciences databases and be able to choose the most appropriate database(s) for a given question. They will be conversant with the STN Messenger Command language and will have a good grasp of the search options available in the databases covered in the course. They will have a firm understanding of the structure of the most important databases.

Specific goals are:

These are the tools that students will learn to use well in I590:

We will also survey the most important genomics/bioinformatics databases. In addition, comparisons of SciFinder Scholar's databases and features will be made throughout parts of the course. SciFinder Scholar will not be covered in detail in I590. For a review of its use, see the relevant C471 material at:

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