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Teaching of Chemical Literature: A List o f ~udiovisualMaterials Part 2 Judith A. Douville TRC Environmental Consultants. Inc.. 8 0 0 Connecticut Blvd., East Hartford. C T 0 6 1 0 8 The v a l u e of audiovisual m a t e r i a l s in t e a c h i n g chemical l i t e r a t u r e has increased in the p a s t few years, as evidenced b y t h e large n u m h e r of a u d i o v i s u a l s c u r r e n t l y available a n d c u r r e n t a r t i c l e s discussing s u c h m a t e r i a l s ( 1 , 2). T h e r e a r e e v e n d a t a b a s e s available for s e a r c h i n g a u d i o v i s u a l m a t e r i a l s ( 3 . 4 )a n d t h e i r respective reviews. S i n c e P a r t 1 of t h i s article w a s written (51, t h e ~ a u t h o has r received c o m m e n t s a b o u t o t h e r audiovisuals t h a t c h e m i s t s a n d teaching professionals s h o u l d k n o w a b o u t . I n t h i s p r e s e n t a t i o n , a n e f f o r t w a s m a d e to inc l u d e p u b l i s h e d e v a l u a t i o n s o f t h e audiovisuals w h e n e v e r availahle. T h e a u t h o r would he pleased t o receive n e w s of a n y a d d i t i o n a l m a t e r i a l s t h a t s h o u l d h e placed o n t h e list, as well as reviews of audiovisuals, especially of t h o s e o n t h i s list and t h e l i s t in P a r t 1. Audiovisual Materials for t h e T e a c h i n g of C h e m i c a l Literature ( I I Hnsir Guidr In the 11r.pufRpilst&. llniversity of Salford, UK. Slide-tape program. 1971. P u h l i s h d hy SCONUL (Standing Conference on National and University Libraries), c / o Ms. E. Raddon, The Education Library, County Hall. London SE I, LTK. Price not given. ( 2 ) RIOSIS P r ~ c d c n sTraining Course. 31 color slides (35 mm): script. 19R0. HIOSIS, User Servires Department, 2100 Arch Street, Philaddphia. PA 19103. Price $25.00. Topics ravered: Structure, content. and function of RlOSlS Previews; literature awerage and pnxessing, including editorial and indexing practices; search strategy development; and user aids. Suitahle for self-teaching, review, and as a classroom tool. Includes HlOSIS Trainine Manual. Hasic Series. and descriotive brochures un all ~10~1S'machine:readahle&ices. 1 3 The Card Cotolog: A 1I.wr's Cuidr. Rarhara WittkopS. 51 Slides I:% mm) and filmstrip; audiocassette I40 min); Text. Science Media. P.0. Hrm 910. Roca Raton. FI. :El4:?2. Catalog no. 65:lO. Price SHO.00. Emphasizes the practical use of the card catalog. Concepts, introduced in context with research problems, include: Author, title, and suhject entries and their arrangement in the catalvg; suhiect headings and suhdivisims: call numbers and location or form designations; imprints: hihliographicnl notes; series notes; individual, joint, and corporate authors; tracings; and crnss~reSerences. (4) Chrmknl Abstrncts: An Introduction to Its Effectiue Use. .John T. Dickman and Michael P. O'Hara of Chemical Abstracts Service, and 0. Rertrand Ramsay, Eastern Michigan University. 'Two audiocassettes (2.3 hr); 214-page manual. 1980. American Chemical Society, I I55 16th Street, NW. Washington, DC 200:16. Catalog no. C-52. US Price SlH0.00: extra manuals $21.50. Replaces the audiocourse l1.w rrf C h ~ r n i r nAhstrorls l with a hmader. more in-depth treatment. T h e course is divided into three sections: suhject-oriented Chemical Ahstracts indexes which illustrate the useofthe lndex Guide, theChemical Suhstance Index, the General Subject Index, the Collective Indexes, and the Keyword Index; h r m u l a and ring-based indexes cover the use of the Formula Index, the lndex of Ring Systems, the Registry Handhook,and the Parent Compuund Handhook:and Hihliographie Indexes which demonstrate the use of Author Indexes. Numerical Patent Handhook. Patent Concordance.and the Chemical Ahstracts Source Index. Numerous exercises in

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chemical information retrieval are provided throughout the course. Answers tcl each exerris? are included. Rwirw availahle (61. (5) Dnln Couri~r:Thu Datn How ('nmpnn?. Film ( I ? mi"). For scheduline. ,.. contact: DataCwrier. Inc..62t1Sooth Fifth Street. Louisville. KY 4020%.In Canada, contact InfcMart. One Yonge Street, Suite 1506, Torrmto M5E 1 E5. Introduction to on-line searchinc and tu Data Courier's six Conference Papers Index, ISMEC, datahases: ABl/lnf~~,rm. Oceanic. Pollution, and P h a r m i ~ r ~ u t i rN a lw s Inder. 6) D ~ ~ d n p r n e nint s Hrolth S?irnr.m 1,ihrorinnship. Audiocassette (27 min). Communieati~msin Learning. 2929 Main Street. Ruflalo, NY 14214. Price $7.90. Includes current trends on health sciences information, in^ cludiny networks and computers. (7) Graffiti on a Database: A Lighthrnrted Lnoh a1 Dotahnsr Searching. 65 slides; audiocassette: instructor's guide. Learned Information Inc., Box 550. Mariton, N J OX05:I (US, Canada, Mexiad: others write to Learned Information Ltd., Herselsleigh Road. Ahington, Oxford OX13 6LG, UK. Price 875 (US); f40.

and ~ u h j e c term t selection techniqu~s. 18) Guidc to Abstraelinfi a n d lndpxing S ~ r r i r e s .University of Surrey, UK. Slide-tape program. 1973. Published by S('ONI1I. (see item 1 fnr address). Price not given. (9) A Guide to Sodllrr. C a r d A. I h m . [lniversity a f Florida. 41 slides (35 mm); aodiueassette (:I0 minl; 12-page text. Science Media, P.0. Bur 910, Boca Raton, FI, :i:I4:12. I'rice $100. Following a hrief examination of the structure and format rrf the standard spectral collections, major allention is I'ocussed on accessing the data through I'mr puhlished indexes: slphahetic. numeric. molecular formula. and chemical class. AddiLTV Irmtrrr. (10) A Guide tn Srnrching t h r Woingiml1,ilm~ture. Michael M. and Linda S. Kine. 78 slides 135 mml: twu andir,cassettrs 190 minl:

Discusses and explains Errcrplo Mrdirn, lndpx M r d i u s . Riologirnl Ab.stror1.s. Ch~rnicalAhstrortr. and S r i r n r r ('ilntian Index from the viewpoint of hidogird information retrieval. (11) A Guide to Spnrrhing rhr Enginwring Liternturr. Nestor Osoria. 104 slides I:% mm); twc,;rudi ~ m r l l l r . . l ~ i d iA,. l h m d Srhl~rs!ngrr.Hrinnrd S.. .I.1:HFM. l?UII< (61 l'hakrnlmnl. I'.I...Annh.lrroi