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January 10, 2017 – Find What You’re Missing: Search Markush Structures on STN Free  
February 16, 2017 – What’s New on STN? Free  
March 14, 2017 – Strategies For When You Have More Answers Than Time Free  
April 11, 2017 – Tips for Finding Inorganic Substances on STN Free  
May 9, 2017 – CAS Roles in CAplusSM: Your Shortcut to Precise Results Free  
June 13, 2017 –The Secret Life of CAS REGISTRYSM Free  
July 11, 2017 – Advance Your Structure Search Techniques Free  
August 8, 2017 – Increase Confidence in Your Search Results Free  
September 12, 2017 – Do the Math: Numeric Searches on STN Free  
October 10, 2017 – Build a Better Search with Synonyms from the CASM Lexicon Free  
November 14, 2017 – Improve Structure Queries with Bond Attributes Free  
December 12, 2017 – STN Potpourri Free  

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Improve your STN® searching skills over lunch

with a free

STN Patents & Pizza session 

STN Patents & Pizza sessions are held monthly from 11:45 am - 1:00 pm at the Embassy Suites Alexandria - Old Town.

If there is a change in venue you will be notified via email.

Upcoming Sessions

January 10, 2017 – Find What You’re Missing: Search Markush Structures on STN

Comprehensive searching for substance information involves a search of both CAS REGISTRY and MARPAT®.  Learn to:

  • Plan a Markush structure search
  • Extend a structure search from CAS REGISTRY into MARPAT
  • Use CASLINK for one-step structure searches in REGISTRY, MARPAT and CAplusSM

February 16, 2017 – What’s New on STN?

Get up-to-date on the latest from STN. Learn what’s new and coming soon on both classic and new STN.

CANCELLED: March 14, 2017 – Strategies For When You Have More Answers Than Time

Even precise searches sometimes result in large answer sets. Learn to manage large answer sets:

  • Remove duplicates in a multifile search
  • Refine with SORT, ROLES, or Classification Codes
  • Use the DISPLAY BROWSE command

April 11, 2017 – Tips for Finding Inorganic Substances on STN

Inorganic substances are used in many technologies, from catalysts to touch screens. Learn:

  • How inorganic substances are registered
  • How to search metal containing alloys, tabular inorganic substances and Element Terms

May 9, 2017 – CAS Roles in CAplusSM: Your Shortcut to Precise Results

CAS roles are shortcuts for retrieving precise information about the chemistry, biochemistry, or chemical engineering related to a substance or group of substances.  They are assigned to every indexed substance and to controlled terms for classes of substances in CAplus. 

In this session, learn about the nature and functionality of CAS Roles.

June 13, 2017 –The Secret Life of CAS REGISTRYSM

CAS REGISTRY is the most comprehensive database of publicly disclosed chemical information in the world. Learn about:

  • Types of CAS Registry Numbers®
  • Special fields in REGISTRY, including Class identifiers, Polymer Class Terms, Editor Notes and Definitions

July 11, 2017 – Advance Your Structure Search Techniques

Controlling precision and recall in a structure search can be tricky, but it is important so that you know what types of substances will be retrieved. Learn about:

  • Tips and tricks to use in your substructure search queries to include (broaden) or eliminate (narrow) certain groups or classes of substances 
  • Nuances of substructure searching, such as connectivity, bond values, bond types, atom attributes, and ring properties

 August 8, 2017  Increase Confidence in Your Search Results
Improve confidence in your search results by using more STN tools and resources. This session will review tools and techniques to improve search comprehensiveness and precision, including truncation, proximity between search terms, multifile searching, and using online thesauri.

September 12, 2017 – Do the Math: Numeric Searches on STN

Numeric property content is available in many databases on STN. Learn how to:

  • Search for the presence of numeric values within special numeric fields in CAS REGISTRY
  • Search numeric properties within the text in databases with the Numeric Property Search (NPS) feature
  • Refine searches with numeric terms using standard STN Boolean and proximity operators

October 10, 2017 – Build a Better Search with Synonyms from the CASM Lexicon

The CA LEXICON is a powerful technical thesaurus that provides important insights into the indexing terminology used in the CAplus database.  Learn how to use the LEXICON to build comprehensive and precise search strategies, using:

  • Subject, substance and taxonomic terms
  • Broader, narrower, older and related terms

November 14, 2017 – Improve Structure Queries with Bond Attributes            

Understanding how bonds are defined in CAS REGISTRYSM can improve the precision of structure searches.  Learn:

  • Tips for using bond values and bond characteristics when building structure queries on STN
  • How the use of particular bond values in the query affect retrieval of substances from REGISTRY

December 12, 2017 – STN Potpourri

In this session, we discuss a variety of Frequently Asked Questions, and questions submitted by STN searchers throughout the year. Suggested solutions and examples will be provided.

Have questions about STN Patents and Pizza Series Event? Contact CAS

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