For many years the MOGADOC (MOlecular GAsphase DOCumentation) database, which is produced and distributed by the
(formerly Sektion für Spektren- und Strukturdokumentation) at the University of Ulm, has
been a powerful tool for scientists all over the world to retrieve
information about gas phase investigations. Covering both laboratory and
astronomical literature it provides the user with a fast and easy access
to literature of either field. So it is possible to keep track of current
subjects of interest and molecules under study and to retrieve information
about laboratory work related to astronomical studies.
The sources used for compiling the information include "standard" journals
as well as publications that are difficult to access or "gray" literature
like workshops, conferences and symposia.
Much of the information, which has been accumulated and critically
evaluated, has been compiled in the MOGADOC database (Molecular Gasphase
Documentation). MOGADOC enables the user to search the database on the
basis of bibliographic as well as of chemical and physical search terms.
: In 2003 a (sub)structure
retrieval tool was implemented.