I590 SUPPLEMENTAL READINGS
Updated: 23 April 2006
Introduction to Chemistry and Life Sciences Databases
Wiggins, Gary. “Overview of databases/data sources.” in Gasteiger, Johann,
ed. Handbook of Chemoinformatics: From Data to Knowledge in 4 Volumes.
Wiley-VCH: 2003, v. 2, pp. 496-506.
Molecular Biology Information Resources (See the Prerequisite
readings for the NLM course.)
Nature's Horizon Symposium "Charting chemical space: finding new tools to
explore biology," May 20-22, 2004.
Westerhoff, Hans V.; Palsson, Bernhard O. "The evolution of molecular biology
into systems biology." Nature
Biotechnology 2004, 22(10), 1249-1252. 
Pearson, Helen. "Biology's name game."
Nature June 7, 2001, 411(6838), 631-632.
Rishton, Gilbert M. "Nonleadlikeness and leadlikeness in biochemical screening."
Drug Discovery Today 2003, 8, 86-96. 
STN Express with Discover! and STN on the Web; SciFinder Scholar
The Analysis Edition of STN Express with Discover!
Information Retrieval: SciFinder and SciFinder Scholar
Schwall, Kirk; Zielenbach, Kurt. "SciFinder: A new generation of research tool."
Chemical Innovation 2000 (October), 30(10), 45-50.
"Strategies for chemical reaction searching in SciFinder," by Damon D. Ridley
J. Chem. Inf.
Comput. Sci. 2000, 40, 1077-1084.
CAS SciFinder Scholar Resources
Target Your Searching with CAS Roles (STNote No. 5)
CAS Roles Quick Reference Card
Searching Chemical Names
Davis, Charles H. "Nomenclature Lite:" A Guide to Naming and Indexing
Cooke, Helen; Ridley, Damon D. "The challenges with substance databases and
structure search engines."
Aust. J. Chem.
Dill, James D." Tautomers: involvement in searching and registration."
ChemBioNews.com 2003, 13(3), 38-39. 
"How structure searching works," DDR96,
"Searching by structure," DDR96, Ch. 15.
"Substance files with property information,"
DDR96, Ch. 16.
"Using the Beilstein reaction database in an academic environment,"
by E. Zass. SRH98, Ch. 7.
"Searching for chemical reactions," DDR96,
Structure Searching in
CAS Online Using STN Express: An Introductory Workshop
Nucleic Acids Research
Database issue (First issue of each calendar year)
Zerhouni, Elias. "The NIH Roadmap." Science 3 October 2003, 302, 63-64, 72.
Austin, Christopher P.; Brady, Linda S.; Insel, Thomas R.; Collins, Francis S.
"NIH Molecular Libraries Initiative." Science 12 November 2004, 306, 1138-1139.
to Molecular Biology Information Resources NLM course modules
Austin, Robert. "The Complete Biosequence Patent Search: Mission Impossible?"
The presentation compares patent coverage of STN sequence databases - REGISTRY,
DGENE and PCTGEN - to public domain resources, and also STN Databases with
each other, e.g. DGENE vs REGISTRY, in some detail. It also offers general
advice on how to conduct a multi-database search.
Bradley, David. "Public molecules: small, but perfectly formed." Nature Reviews
Drug Discovery December 1, 2004, 3, 988
NLM Gateway your entrance
to the knowledge resources of the National Library of Medicine
Freemantle, Michael. "Unique labels for compounds." C&EN December 2, 2002,
Glusker, Jenny Pickworth; Trueblood, Kenneth N.
Crystal structure analysis: a primer. 2nd ed. New York: Oxford University Press, 1985.
Cambridge Structural Database
Maginn, Steve. "World turns to Cambridge database."
Bioinformatics World Jan/Feb 2002, 8-10. 
Davis, Tiana V.; Zaveer, M. Shahzad; Zimmer, Marc.
"Using the Cambridge Structural Database to introduce important inorganic concepts."
Journal of Chemical Education 2002, 79(10), 1278-1280.
Allen, Frank H.; Hoy, Vanessa J. "Cambridge Structural Database," in:
Encyclopedia of Computational Chemistry, v. 1 pp. 155-167. (QD 39.3.E46
E53 1998 v. 1 Chemistry Reference)
Allen, Frank H.; Kennard, Olga; Watson, David G. "Crystallographic
Databases: Search and Retrieval of Information from
the Cambridge Structural Database," Ch. 3 in: Structure Correlation v. 1.
Ed. by Burgi, Hans-Beat and Dunitz, Jack D. Weinheim, etc., VCH, 1994
Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre Documentation