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How to Find Chemical Information: A Guide for Practicing Chemists, Educators, and Students

How to Find Chemical Information: A Guide for Practicing Chemists, Educators, and Students
Author: Robert E. Maizell
ISBN 13: 9780471125792
ISBN 10: 471125792
Edition: 3
Publisher: Wiley-Interscience
Publication Date: 1998-04-27
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 544
List Price: $177.00

"Highly recommended for anyone in chemistry looking for a very readable book on chemical information retrieval." -Journal of the American Chemical Society (on the Second Edition)

The Essential Guide to Using CHemical Information Sources-in a brand-new Third Edition

More chemical information resources exist now than ever before, in an array of formats that can be daunting to novices and experts alike in every discipline of the field. Yet a sound working knowledge of available sources and how to access them is an invaluable asset to anyone working in the fast-moving world of modern chemistry-an essential tool for saving time, money, and effort.

This new edition of How to Find Chemical Information guides readers skillfully through today's complex maze of chemical information sources and systems, whether in electronic or printed form. It combines an in-depth examination of chemical information tools and access methods with tested principles for assessing and selecting the most appropriate sources for different needs. Thoroughly revised and updated to address all major developments and trends of recent years, How to Find Chemical Information, Third Edition is a peerless resource that features:
* The mechanics of chemistry information flow, communication patterns, and search strategies
* Detailed and up-to-date material on Chemical Abstracts Service and its products
* Other private and government chemical information sources
* Online databases, host systems, Internet files, CD-ROMs, and other electronic products and how these fit into the total information picture
* Encyclopedias, other major reference books, and reviews
* Journalsand patent documents
* Coverage of safety, the environment, and related topics
* Chemical marketing and business resources
* Physical property data, process information, and more

Library Journal

Coming 11 years after its predecessor, this third edition likewise provides a broad overview of the literature, important research tools, and data depositories or information centers providing chemical information. Expanded coverage includes appropriate updating throughout all of the chapters as well as the addition of new material on the Internet and other electronic sources, a new section on the journal literature, and extensive updating on new products from Chemical Abstracts Service. Appendixes include a summary of relevant online databases and a chart indicating which vendors carry databases produced by Chemical Abstracts. Maizell, a chemical information consultant and former industrial chemistry librarian, has created a useful work for practicing chemists and librarians alike, providing a fine road map to the various primary and secondary sources of chemical information. Recommended for academic libraries and large public libraries with extensive science reference collections.--Wade Lee, Univ. of Toledo, OH