Database Resources in Chemistry
a CZ-OPENSCREEN: National Infra¬structure for Chemical Biology, Institute of Molecular Genetics of the Academy of the Sciences of the Czech Republic, Prague, b Department of Organic Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Charles University, Prague
Keywords: chemistry databases, compounds searching, SciFinder, Reaxys, Web of Science, PubChem, ChemSpider, Google Scholar
The most widely used specialized chemistry databases and web services allowing access to them will be described. Besides the largest commercial three (Reaxys, SciFinder, Web of Science), some freely available services (Google Scholar, ChemSpider , PubChem, PubMed) will also be discussed. Strong and weak points of the presented databases will be emphasised and recommendations for optimal database selection and searching will be given.
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