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33 Beilstein Handbook of Organic Chemistry: Printed and Database

Updated: 12 September 2006

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Note that Springer-Verlag no longer publishes the printed Beilstein.

CROSSFIRE and Current Facts

Beilstein Lawson Number Descriptions (Allison Tipton)
Using the Lawson Number When Searching Beilstein (Allison Tipton)
Beilstein and Gmelin CrossFire Databases Quick Guide (via University of Wisconsin Library)
Provides excellent how-to guides for various tasks including structure and reaction searching.
Beilstein CrossFireplusReactions / Briggs, Schofield, Meehan (UMIST) (PowerPoint file)
An introduction to and history of the Beilstein and Gmelin databases.
Getting More from CrossFire / Schofield, Briggs, Meehan (UMIST) (PowerPoint file)
Presentation on using Crossfire with stereochemistry, reactions, Gmelin ligands, Autonom, and Microsoft Excel Client.
Beilstein CrossFire Fact Searching (Version 2000) / Twiss-Brooks (Chicago)
Brief instructions for using Crossfire software and performing simple searches.
Beilstein CrossFire Structure Searching / Twiss-Brooks (Chicago)
Brief instructions for using Crossfire software and performing simple structure searches.
Beilstein CrossFire Preparation Searching Using Reaction Query or Using Structure Query /Twiss-Brooks (Chicago)
The same material as Beilstein CrossFire Structure Searching (above) with an additional paragraph explaining how to limit the display hits to preparation information.
Structure Searching Tips / Twiss-Brooks (Chicago)
Includes short guides on specifying E/Z isomer, setting implict free sites, spiro/fused ring construction.
Reaction Searching Tips / Twiss-Brooks (Chicago)
Includes atom mapping, bond making/breaking, and combining a structural reaction search with a factual reagent search.
Beilstein CrossFire Minerva Database Quick Reference Guide / Whitley (South Florida)
A collection of guides in PDF format that cover all the basic instructions for running Crossfire and searching Beilstein.
Beilstein CrossFire and Gmelin via Commander / Beckman (Indiana)
Provides a brief history and description of Beilstein and Gmelin as well as details for accessing the databases at Indiana University.
Beilstein CrossFire, the Handbook & Related Tools / Beckman (Indiana)
Briefly outlines the different ways in which Beilstein can be accessed and searched.
Beilstein CrossFire / Wiggins (Indiana)
An overview of the history of the database as well as search techniques.
Beilstein Training Pages / Waugh and George (Indiana)
An Excel spreadsheet summarizing useful Web sites for using Beilstein via Crossfire. Includes sites for beginning, intermediate, and advanced users.
CrossFire Tutorial / Nic and Kosata (Zvon)
The tutorial includes many examples of searches on Beilstein.
Comparison of Beilstein, SciFinder Scholar, and InfoChem's SPRESI Database / Lee (Catalytica Inc)
Lists the coverage dates, the number of records, types of available searches strategies, strengths and weaknesses, and sources of supplemental information for each database.
33-09 Beilstein Current Facts-Summary, Strategies, Uses/2 Unknown (LOEX)


33-11.591 Structure/Data Search in Beilstein Online (STN)/2 Zass (ETH Zurich)
133-01 Online Searching on STN: Beilstein, Handbook and Excerpts (Springer-Verlag)
133-02 Online Searching on STN: Beilstein, How to Find Physical Properties (Springer-Verlag)
133-03 Online Searching on STN: Beilstein, How to Find Preparations and Reactions (Springer-Verlag)


33-12 Searching Beilstein Online and the Chapman & Hall Chemical Database (DIALOG)/2 Baysinger (Stanford)
33-13 Beilstein Handbook of Organic Chemistry (DIALOG)/2 Baysinger (Stanford)
33-14.d91 Beilstein Online Sample Search Session/2 Baysinger (Stanford)


A Guide to the Printed Beilstein/ Wiggins (Indiana)
A good description of the various parts of the printed Beilstein.
33-06.593 Beilstein Handbook: A Quick Reference Guide/4 Primich (Michigan)
Beilstein CrossFire, the Handbook & Related Tools / Beckman (Indiana)
Provides a quick description of the various tools related to the Beilstein collection.
The Beilstein Handbook of Organic Chemistry for the Occasional User / Barnett (City Coll NY)
Provides a history and overview of the Beilstein collection as well as instructions for computer searches that predate Crossfire.
Beilstein Dictionary: German-English and English-German/ Baysinger (Stanford)
An online version of the Springer-Verlag Beilstein German-English Dictionary.
German-English Terms for Physical Properties in Beilstein
Table of German terms used to describe physical properties and their English equivalents.
German-English Terms for Reaction Chemistry in Beilstein
Table of German terms used to describe reaction chemistry and their English equivalents.
133-05 Beilstein Dictionary: German-English, for Users of the Beilstein Handbook of Organic Chemstry (Springer-Verlag)
133-06 How to Use Beilstein (Springer-Verlag)
133-04 The Short Cut to Locating a Compound in Beilstein's Handbook of Organic Chemistry using the Beilstein System (Springer-Verlag)
133-07 Stereochemical Conventions in the Beilstein Handbook of Organic Chemistry (Springer-Verlag)
133-08 Stereochemical Descriptors in the Beilstein Handbook of Organic Chemistry (Springer-Verlag)
133-09 Contents of Beilstein: Representative Examples (Springer-Verlag)
133-10 What is Beilstein? (Springer-Verlag)
133-11 Reprint from Beilstein Supplementary Series V v. 17/1 Heterocyclic Compounds (Springer-Verlag)
133-12 Beilstein Compound Location Chart (Springer-Verlag)
133-13 Searching Beilstein at STN: A Quick Reference (Springer-Verlag)
133-14 SANDRA Quick Reference (Springer-Verlag)
133-15 Beilstein Handbook of Organic Chemistry: Outline (annual) (Springer-Verlag)
133-16 Searching Beilstein on DIALOG: A Quick Reference (Springer-Verlag)
133-17 Is Your Beilstein Complete? (Springer-Verlag)

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