Information Retrieval: SciFinder, 2nd Edition

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  • Published: Oct 16, 2009
  • Author: Damon D. Ridley
  • ISBN: 978-0-470712-45-0
  • Format: Paperback
  • Extent: 226 pages
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  • Channels: Laboratory Informatics / Electrophoresis / Ion Chromatography / Detectors / Gas Chromatography / HPLC / Proteomics & Genomics / Sample Preparation / Atomic / Base Peak / MRI Spectroscopy / X-ray Spectrometry / Infrared Spectroscopy / Chemometrics & Informatics / Proteomics / UV/Vis Spectroscopy / Raman / NMR Knowledge Base
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SciFinder® is rapidly becoming a preferred means to access scientific information in industry and universities worldwide. It accesses databases which span the chemical, engineering, life, medical, and physical sciences, including five Chemical Abstract Service databases and the National Library of Medicine bibliographic database Medline®. No other single information access tool has such breadth of coverage for scientific journal and patent documents.

Information Retrieval: SciFinder®, 2nd Edition is an essential guide explaining how to get the best out of SciFinder. It discusses the 50+ options in SciFinder® including topic, bibliographic, and chemical substance explore options, and post-processing options Analyze, Refine, and Categorize. The book:

  • Summarises the databases and explains how to take advantage of the unique search and analysis options
  • Explains selected algorithms behind the operation of SciFinder® and why it helps to understand them
  • Discusses why it is important, and how to apply scientific method to information retrieval
  • Describes how to search for chemical structures and chemical reactions

This second edition of Information Retrieval: SciFinder® has been fully revised and updated to incorporate the latest functionality and content of SciFinder®. Written by a scientist for scientists,  this book will increase your research creativity and productivity and is an essential resource for anyone needing scientific information in academia or industry.

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