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American Chemical Society, Division of Chemical Information, Education Committee: Computer Searching of Chemical Abstracts: Author Sample Search.

Author Sample Search

Search Topic:

Locate articles by Richard H. Schlessinger, emphasizing references since 1980.

Strategy:

  1. Use the EXPAND command in the author index (/AU) to identify the different forms of the author’s name used in various publications.
  2. Search the different forms using the E#’s from the EXPAND list and/or truncated forms of the author’s name.
  3. Use the RANGE command to limit the results to articles indexed from 1980 to the present.

Teaching Points:

Search Strategy Table

Search Steps Set Number Number of Documents
file ca
e schlessinger r/au
s e? L1 104
s L1 range=(1980,) L2 32
dis L2 ibib 1
log y

Sample Search

Use the CA file to search for relevant articles

=> file ca

FILE 'CA' ENTERED AT 17:25:22 ON 04 JUN 96 USE IS SUBJECT TO 
THE TERMS OF YOUR CUSTOMER AGREEMENT COPYRIGHT (C)
1996 AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY (ACS)

FILE COVERS 1967 - 29 May 1996 (960529/ED)  VOL 124 ISS 23

Use the EXPAND command with the author’s last name and first initial to view the different forms of the name which have been used. Note that the expanded term always appears as E3.

=> e schlessinger r/au
E1    1     SCHLESSINGER MILTON J/AU
E2    1     SCHLESSINGER P/AU
E3    0 --> SCHLESSINGER R/AU
E4   70     SCHLESSINGER R H/AU
E5    2     SCHLESSINGER RICHARD/AU
E6   34     SCHLESSINGER RICHARD H/AU
E7    1     SCHLESSINGER ROBERT/AU
E8    1     SCHLESSINGER SIL/AU
E9    1     SCHLESSINGER TOM/AU
E10   2     SCHLESSMAN J/AU
E11   2     SCHLET CLEOPATRA/AU
E12   1     SCHLET F/AU

E4, E5, and E6 are all possibilities. This combines all forms of the name into one search.

=> s e4 or e5 or e6

     70  SCHLESSINGER R H/AU
     14  SCHLESSINGER RICHARD/AU
     20  SCHLESSINGER RICHARD H/AU
L1  104 "SCHLESSINGER R H"/AU OR "SCHLESSINGER RICHARD"/AU 
OR "SCHLESSING RICHARD H"/AU

Use the range command to limit the articles from 1980 to the present.

=> s l1 range=(1980,)

      22  "SCHLESSINGER R H"/AU
      10  SCHLESSINGER RICHARD ?/AU
L2    32  "SCHLESSINGER R H"/AU OR SCHLESSINGER RICHARD ?/AU

Displays answers 1 and 2 of Search L2 in bibliographic format.

=> dis L2 Ibib 1

L2   ANSWER 1 OF 32  CA  COPYRIGHT 1996 ACS

ACCESSION NUMBER:  124:289060  CA
TITLE:             Total Synthesis of (-)-Virginiamycin M2 Using 
                   Second-Generation Vinylogous Urethane Chemistry
AUTHOR:            Schlessinger, R. H.  ; Li, Yu-Jang
CORPORATE SOURCE:  Department of Chemistry, University of  
                   Rochester, Rochester, NY, 14627, USA
SOURCE:            J. Am. Chem. Soc. (1996), 118(13), 3301-2 
                   CODEN: JACSAT; ISSN: 0002-7863
DOCUMENT TYPE:     Journal
LANGUAGE:          English

Log off in one step

=> log y