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ERIC Number: EJ1101493
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-May
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0021-9584
Review and Comparison of the Search Effectiveness and User Interface of Three Major Online Chemical Databases
Bharti, Neelam; Leonard, Michelle; Singh, Shailendra
Journal of Chemical Education, v93 n5 p852-863 May 2016
Online chemical databases are the largest source of chemical information and, therefore, the main resource for retrieving results from published journals, books, patents, conference abstracts, and other relevant sources. Various commercial, as well as free, chemical databases are available. SciFinder, Reaxys, and Web of Science are three major chemical databases that contain extensive search options. Herein, we review these three databases for their search effectiveness and interface. This comparison will be useful to the undergraduates, graduates, nonchemistry majors, researchers, and new librarians.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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