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Assignment 11 - PHSC 300

Assignment 11 - PHSC 300


Use of search capabilities of Adobe Acrobat for searchable databases

Searchable databases are often in pdf format (you will need Adobe Acrobat, if you dont' have it go to www.adobe.com and download it). For this week's assignment we will be using the PittCon 2002 Abstract site at http://pittcon.omnibooksonline.com/2002/ (only because the Pittcon 2003 abstracts haven't been posted yet). The page contains its own search function. Searchable databases using Adobe Acrobat may also be made on media such as CDs. Perform the following searches described below:

  1. What was the title for the plenary lecture for PittCon 2002 and who presented it?

  2. How many titles of abstracts appear when "DSC" (stands for Differential Scanning Calorimetry) is searched for?

  3. How many abstracts contain "DSC" in the title? Be careful, remember the search function searches the whole document.

  4. Print and return an abstractwhich describes the use of DSC in drug characterization.

  5. Return the titles of the abstracts when the word "photoresists" is searched for. Print one of the abstracts that is related to biochemistry.

  6. How many papers were presented by authors with asociations to Louisiana State University?