A practical approach to the focal issues of chemical information sources, showing how to efficiently locate, use, and in some cases evaluate chemical data. Presents the most important and enduring classical tools, the more significant newer tools, and the underlying methods, principles, and keys needed to cope with the constantly changing array of chemical information sources and tools. Shows how to keep up to data on latest developments, how to let chemical information specialists obtain obscure, needed documents, and how to use Chemical Abstrcts. Examines on-line retrieval systems, patents, and safety-related topics (including environmental aspects). Provides for a savings in time and money as well as the freedom to spark new and creative ideas.
Computer Representation and Manipulation of Chemical Information
Author: North Atlantic Treaty Organization. Scientific Affairs Division
A reference on chemical compounds explains types of chemical compounds and their molecular and structural formulas and includes entries on one hundred familiar and less well-known compounds, chosen because of their importance to health, industry, and society.
Examines Bureau of Budget, GSA, and National Bureau of Standards electronic data processing systems management programs. Appendix includes report of the President's Science Advisory Committee "Computers in Higher Education" (Feb. 1967, p. 255-337).
This book is the latest volume in an annual series reflecting on current advances in chemical information. It serves to spotlight what is happening now in the broad area encompassed by this subject, enabling us to witness changes as they occur, to observe new applications of new technology, and to monitor the interaction between general trading economics and the advanced information sector. Further Advances in Chemical Information covers a number of interesting themes that reflect the somewhat uncertain times now facing both the information industry and its customers in the chemical and pharmaceutical industries. Topics covered this year include a comparison of different services in the 2-D and 3-D search and modelling areas, rapid developments in in-house systems, and neural network applications in chemistry. The series is now also well known for its technical and research papers. Further Advances in Chemical Information is up to date, international in scope, and forms a bridge between industry and academia. It is essential reading for information scientists and patent agents worldwide.