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Mon 2 Mar 2020
11:30 - 13:00

Venue: U203

Provided by: Department of Chemistry


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Chemistry: IS5 SciFinder and Reaxys
BeginnersPrerequisites

Mon 2 Mar 2020

Description

A ‘highly recommended’ optional course introducing electronic databases SciFinder and Reaxys presented by Professor Jonathan Goodman comprising of presentation followed by hands-on investigation.

SciFinder https://www.cas.org/products/scifinder provides access to biochemical, chemical, chemical engineering, medical and other related information in journal and patent literature. Bibliographic, substance and reaction information is available. SciFinder includes references from more than 10,000 scientific journals and patent information from 63 patent issuing authorities. Sources include journals, patents, conference proceedings, dissertations, technical reports and books. It is one of the world’s largest collections of organic and inorganic substance information.

It is possible to search by topic, author, company name, chemical structure, substructure, structure similarity and reaction. Personal registration is required for access to SciFinder on- and off-campus, please follow the instructions at: https://www-library.ch.cam.ac.uk/scifinder

Reaxys combines the content of CrossFire Beilstein, Gmelin and the Patent Chemistry Database in one search. Validated reaction and substance data are integrated with synthesis planning. Data from all three sources are merged into one substance record. Unlimited access on-campus via the web: https://www.reaxys.com/. Off-campus access via Raven password. (Personal registration is not required for access).

Please see the prerequisites. Please bring your own laptop for the practical element of the session.

Target audience
  • All chemistry postgraduates
  • Postdoctoral Researchers
  • Further details regarding eligibility criteria are available
Sessions

Number of sessions: 1

# Date Time Venue Trainer
1 Mon 2 Mar   11:30 - 13:00 11:30 - 13:00 U203 Professor Jonathan Goodman
Objectives

Knowledge of these resources will be useful for those later seeking employment with chemical companies

Aims
  • To introduce SciFinder and Reaxys
Duration
  • One session of one and a half hours
Frequency
  • Yearly
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Theme
Information Systems

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