Dialog, a Thomson business, has announced the release of DialogLink 5. Through DialogLink 5, researchers can conduct a chemical structure search in multiple drug pipeline files simultaneously. Chemical structure searching features on DialogLink 5 also include substructure highlighting in retrieved records, as well as the ability to edit retrieved structures.
It also allows researchers to use any chemical structure drawing software that can create an industry standard MDL MOL file to generate the structure query for a Dialog chemical structure search. With DialogLink 5, chemical researchers can set up Alerts by chemical structure in some databases to scan newly added research and automatically pinpoint targeted chemical structures. Dialog Alerts generate automatic email notifications when new content is added that matches the searcher's profile to provide current awareness of topics specified by the searcher.
Databases on Dialog now available for chemical structure searching include: Beilstein Facts (File 390); Derwent Chemistry Resource (File 355); IMS Patent Focus (File 447,947); IMS R&D Focus (File 445,955); Index Chemicus (File 302); Pharmaprojects (Files 128,928); Prous Science Drug Data Report (File 452); and Prous Science Drugs of the Future (File 453). Graphical structure searching of researching databases is part of a portfolio of tools and features available through the DialogLink 5 software package. DialogLink 5 software is now available for free download at the Web site.