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CHEM8019 On-Line Searching for Synthetic Chemists

Module Overview

Aims and Objectives

Module Aims

An introduction to the on-line resources available at Southampton of particular use in synthetic chemistry.

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • Familiarity with use of a variety of on-line databases, and types of search strategy.


Topics include the ISI Web of Knowledge; Beilstein and Gmelin databases accessed through the Crossfire client; Schifinder Scholar; and various databases sited at Daresbury (ISIS reaction searching; ACD available compound searching, SpecInfo spectra prediction and searching) as well as use of EndNote to maintain personal databases and reference reports.

Learning and Teaching

Teaching and learning methods

Assessment is through attendance and several pieces of set-work.

Independent Study46
Total study time75



MethodPercentage contribution
Attendance at workshops and submission of set work 100%
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