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- Exploration tools for drug discovery and beyond: applying SciFinder to interdisciplinary research
- By Haldeman, Margaret; Vieira, Barbara; Winer, Fred; Knutsen, Lars J. S.
- From Current Drug Discovery Technologies (2005), 2(2), 69-74. Language: English
Chemists have long recognized the value of online databases for surveying the literature of their field. Chem. Abstrs. Service (CAS) databases covering almost a century's worth of journal articles and patent documents are among the best known and widely used for searching information on compds. Today's research presents a new challenge, however, as the boundaries of chem. and biol. sciences overlap increasingly. This trend is esp. true in the drug discovery field where, published findings relating to both chem. and biol. entities and their interactions are examd. CAS has expanded its resources to meet the requirements of the new, interdisciplinary challenges faced by today's researchers. This is evident both in the content of CAS databases, which have been expanded to include more biol.-
related information, and in the technol. of the search tools now available to researchers on their desktop. It is the integration of content and search-and-retrieval technol. that enables new insights to be made in the vast body of accumulated information. CAS's SciFinder is a widely used research tool for this purpose.
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