Chemical Information sessions during IAP

Posted January 5th, 2006 by mit-admin

Learn more about the powerful tools for finding chemical and materials information during these IAP sessions.

SciFinder Scholar: Advanced Reaction and Substructure Searching

Erja Kajosalo, Amy Christuk

Tues Jan 10, 1 – 2pm, 14N-132 (DIRC)
Enrollment limited: first come, first served. Limited to 20 participants.
Prereq: Basic knowledge of SciFinder Scholar searching

Are you a chemist, materials scientist, chemical engineer or someone else who needs chemical information in your research? Or would you like to improve your chemical information searching skills using SciFinder Scholar? Then this hands-on workshop is for you!
SciFinder Scholar is the most comprehensive database of chemical and related scientific information from 1840s, covering over 10,000 sci/tech journals and patents from >50 patent issuing authorities. Representative from “Chemical Abstracts Services” will teach advanced features of SciFinder Scholar, including reaction and structure searching. She will use real life complex examples that she’s worked on with her clients to teach these techniques.

Contact: Erja Kajosalo, 14S-132, x3-9795, kajosalo@mit.edu

CrossFire Beilstein and Gmelin – Advanced Searching

Erja Kajosalo

Wed Jan 11, 1 – 2pm, 14N-132 (DIRC)
Enrollment limited: first come, first served. Limited to 20 participants.
Prereq: Used either Beilstein or Gmelin

This session will concentrate on advanced substructure, reaction, and factual searching of organic and inorganic compounds in Beilstein and Gmelin databases using MDL Crossfire Commander software.

Contact: Erja Kajosalo, 14S-132, x3-9795, kajosalo@mit.edu

Introduction to PubChem

Erja Kajosalo

Tue Jan 24, 1 – 2pm, DIRC: 14N-132
Enrollment limited: first come, first served. Limited to 20 participants.

Learn about PubChem, a NIH database on biological activities of small molecules. Learn to search chemicals and substances by name or structure, or search bioassay records using terms from the bioassay description. PubChem is a component of NIH’s Molecular Libraries Roadmap Initiative.

Contact: Erja Kajosalo, 14S-134, x3-0795, kajosalo@mit.edu

Knovel — Engineering and Scientific (Hand)books

Erja Kajosalo, Robert Brandt

Wed Jan 25, 10 – 11:00am, DIRC: 14N-132
Enrollment limited: first come, first served. Limited to 20 participants.

If you work with properties materials or chemicals, this session is for you! Learn to use Knovel, a fully searchable database of online science and technology books, databases, and proceedings from over 30 publishers. Knovel covers 17 industrially important subject areas in the fields of chemistry, life sciences, materials, and engineering. Learn also how to use its productivity tools like interactive tables, graphs and live equations and how to export your search results.

Contact: Erja Kajosalo, 14S-132, x3-9795, kajosalo@mit.edu

What’s the Melting Point of H2O?: Finding Materials Properties Information

Angie Locknar

Tues Jan 31, 4 – 5pm, 14N – 132
No enrollment limit, no advance sign up.

You probably know the melting point of H2O is 0 C (or 32 F or 273.15 K). But what would you do if you didn’t know? Come learn about the wide variety of resources you can use to locate property information.

Contact: Angie Locknar, 14S-134, x3-9320, locknar@mit.edu

Introduction to Science of Synthesis

Erja Kajosalo, Alex Williams

Wed Feb 1, 1 – 2pm, 14N-132 (DIRC)
Enrollment limited: first come, first served. Limited to 20 participants.

Organic chemists! Learn to use “Science of Synthesis” which is an electronic edition of the classic Houben–Weyl. Alex Williams from Thieme Publishers will show you how to find evaluated synthetic methods from this database using (sub)structure and/or text searching. This session will allow participants time for hands-on use of the resource!

Contact: Erja Kajosalo, 14S-132, x3-9795, kajosalo@mit.edu

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