FIZ CHEMIE'S CHEMGUIDE AND MEDPHARMGUIDE NOW WITH TRUE SDI SERVICE
Jost T. Bohlen; Michael Langner, FIZ CHEMIE Berlin, D-10587 Berlin
Based on its topic-specific and highly complex Internet search engines ChemGuide and MedPharmguide FIZ CHEMIE now offers the continuous monitoring of publications appearing in the Internet based upon the users own individual requirements.
Boolean and proximity operators in combination with various truncation options and list management allow for the formulation of very specific search profiles which can be saved and run against the database with every update. Being a true SDI service only those pages are distributed to the customer that are new or have been changed since the last run. Both search engines scan web servers related to their topics in a 4-week cycle.
INTEGRATED MAJOR REFERENCE WORKS: LINKING PRIMARY, SECONDARY, AND TERTIARY SCIENTIFIC INFORMATION FOR THE ORGANIC CHEMIST
Terry Wright; MDL Information Systems, San Leandro, CA 94577, USA
Scientists typically turn to three types of information sources for their research. These are 1) the primary literature, for individual articles in scientific journals, 2) secondary literature, or synthetic methodology databases, for relevant examples of proven synthetic methods, and 3) tertiary sources, such as major reference works, that summarize the scope and limitations of a particular type of chemistry. The difficulty is that scientists must consult these sources individually, a tedious and time-consuming process.
The solution is to integrate and link these three critical sources into an information triangle, creating an environment where scientists can search and browse from source to source and submit queries across multiple sources at once, to easily find the relevant information for their needs.
The integrated Major Reference Works is a family of content products designed to provide this solution. It provides the capability to submit queries over multiple major reference works simultaneously, link from reactions in major reference works to similar reaction examples in synthetic methodology databases, and vice-versa, and to link directly to the original publication from either source. This talk will illustrate the power of providing all these capabilities in a single desktop environment.