The UC Berkeley Chemistry Library has made 12 instructional videos on the PubChem database. Some topics include:
*Understanding, Simplifying, and Saving search results
*Searching and downloading chemical structures
*Searching for and viewing bioactivity data
*Viewing 3D chemical structures
Access the videos at:
and also from the Public Health Library’s Toxicology Resources and Indexes and Databases web pages. They may also be found on YouTube.
For those who are not familiar with PubChem, it is a database that provides information on the biological activities of small molecules. PubChem includes substance information, compound structures, and BioActivity data. Each record also includes links to PubMed, TOXLINE, HSDB, and other resources.