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Finding Chemical Information: Substances and Reactions

Created: February 5, 2019
  • Date: Wednesday, February 6
  • Time: 12:00 - 1:00 PM
  • Location: Mudd Library, Small Classroom 2124 (2233 Tech Drive, Evanston, IL 60208)
  • Instructor: Elsa Alvaro, Northwestern University Libraries 

This session teaches substance and reaction searching techniques in Reaxys and SciFinder. You will learn how to build effective structure, substructure and reaction queries, and analyze and refine your answer sets. Some of the techniques that will be discussed include controlling substitution (defining generics and R groups, locking atoms and rings, adding variable points of attachment), mapping atoms, and forbidding transformations. Basic familiarity with chemical structure searching is recommended. Please bring your laptop.

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This session is part of the Researcher’s Toolkit workshop series, which is co-sponsored by Northwestern University Information Technology (NUIT) Research Computing and the University Library.

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