Research Sources

Patent and Published Application Resources

Patent and Patent Publications from 70+ countries

Individual or meta search over 70 countries. For non-English patents and patent publications, our databases provide us with English title only, English title and abstract, full-document English machine translations and/or drawings that we can use for searching.

U.S. Patents and Published Applications

Database of U.S. patents from June 2, 1836 to present and U.S. published applications from March 15, 2001 to present.

European Patents and Published Applications

Database of European patents from January 9, 1980 to present and European published applications from December 20, 1978 to present.

World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)

Database of World Organization (WO) documents based on the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) dated from October 19, 1978 to present.

German Patents and Published Applications

Database of German patents from January 5, 1989 to present and German published applications from January 5, 1989 to present.

French Published Applications

Database of French published applications from June 8, 1916 to present.

British Published Applications

Database of British published applications from January 8, 1971 to present.

Japanese Published Applications

Database of Japanese published applications from October 1, 1976 to present.

Chinese Patent Abstracts (in English)

Produced by the European Patent Office in cooperation with the Patent Documentation Service Center of the People’s Republic of China . The file includes all patents published in the People's Republic of China since the opening of the Chinese Patent Office April 1, 1985 . Records contain the bibliographic information as well as English-language titles and abstracts. English-language abstracts are produced by the Patent documentation Service Center of the Patent Office of the People’s Republic of China . Patent family information is provided by the European Patent Office based on data contained in their INPADOC database.

Derwent World Patent Index (WPI)

Produced by Thomson Derwent, provides access to information from more than26 million patent documents, giving details of approximately 13 million inventions. Each update, approximately 20,000 documents from 40 patent-issuing authorities are added to DWPI. Patents from the following patent authorities are covered: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Czechoslovakia, Czech Republic, Denmark, European Patent Office, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, PCT, Philippines, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, South Korea, Soviet Union, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, United Kingdom, United States of America. Detailed coverage information can be found online by entering HELP KIND351 or HELP KIND 352. Each record in the database describes a single "patent family" containing data from the first publication of an invention, known as the "basic patent, " as well as any further published patents relating to that invention, known as "equivalents.” The records contain bibliographic data, Derwent-assigned titles, abstracts, general indexing and in-depth chemical and polymer indexing. Additionally, electrical and engineering drawings are present in records dating back to 1988, and chemical structure drawings are present in records dating back to 1992.

Derwent Biotechnology Resource

Derwent Biotechnology Resource provides comprehensive coverage of journal articles, patents and conference proceedings describing research in the field of biotechnology. It covers all aspects of biotechnology, including genetic engineering, biochemical engineering, fermentation, cell culture , waste disposal, bioinformatics, functional genomics, pharmacogenomics, high throughput screening, biochips and tissue engineering. Each month, data from about 3,000 documents are added to the file in weekly updates. Each record in the database contains a detailed abstract together with controlled-language indexing. Patent coverage is enhanced with complete Derwent World Patents Index™ abstracts from June 2002 forward. Approximately 37 percent of the records are patent records. Literature records also include complete bibliographic information and author abstracts.

Derwent Citation Index

Provides access to 54 million patent and literature citations found in 5.5 million patent families. Each week, examiner citations from approximately 10,000 documents from six major patent-issuing authorities are added to the file. Each record in the database describes a patent family for a single invention. Patent citations referenced by examiners in patent documents are called “cited "patents in the DPCI record. When a citation references an older invention/patent, it is also added to the older family record as a “citing” patent. The DPCI record provides a view of retrospective technology for an invention (cited patents) and its impact on subsequent technology (citing patents). Examiner citations are provided for family members (both basic and equivalent) added to the file from the following patent-issuing authorities: European Patent Office(EP); Germany (DE); Japan (JP), chemical and electrical examined patents only; Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT/WO); United Kingdom (GB); and United States (US). For the time period covered by Derwent weeks 9418 through 9719, DPCI also contained cited patent data from Austria, Australia, Belgium, Canada, France, Netherlands, New Zealand, South Africa, Sweden, and Switzerland. Author citations derived from the “basic” patent in each family were also included. This data remains in the file and is searchable.

European Patents Full Text

Covers all European patent applications and granted European patents published since the opening of the European Patent Office (EPO)in 1978, and bibliographic records for PCT (Patent Cooperation Treaty) applications transferred to the EPO. Each record consists of: Bibliographic, administrative, and legal status data from the European Patent Bulletin (1978 forward); complete specification(s) and claims of published, unexamined applications (“A” documents) from 1986 forward (full text in the original language of publication); Complete specification(s) and claims of examined, granted patents (“B” documents), if available, from 1991forward (full text in English, German, and French).Titles are available in all three languages. English abstracts are added to German and French documents within several weeks of their addition to the database. Claims of “B” documents are searchable in all three official languages. The approximate breakdown of languages for the full patent specification (text) is 55-60% English, 30- 35%German, and 10-15% French. The full text of European patents and applications is obtained from the EPO. Bibliographic, administrative, and legal status information corresponds to the European Patent Bulletin, and to its online equivalent, the European Patent Register. Titles are available in all three languages. English abstracts are added to German and French documents within several weeks of their addition to the database. Claims of “B” documents are searchable in all three official languages.

French Patents (English Abstracts)

Covers all French patent applications and granted French patents published by the Institut National de la Propriété Industrielle (INPI). All patents published in France since 1966 as well as all special pharmaceutical patents (Brevets Spéciaux Médicaments) published between 1961 and 1978 are included. Records include bibliographic, administrative and legal status data for each patent. Abstracts and descriptors are also available since 1978. All records are in French, but English descriptors are available from 1987 forward. Several display formats provide field labels in English to make the records easier to read. INPI provides a substantial amount of information about the legal status of a patent. This includes announcements in the Bulletin Officiel de La Propriété Industrielle (BOPI) as well as unpublished inscriptions in the official register. Since some of the legal status information is unique to the French Patents database, it is collected in a table containing the date of the action, BOPI issue number and a description of the status. The table can be displayed in French or in English translation. Images of patent drawings are included in records published from 1978 forward.

INPADOC/Family and Legal Status

Produced by the European Patent Office (EPO), contains a listing of patents issued in 66 countries and patenting organizations. The International Patent Documentation Center (INPADOC)was formed in 1972 with the support of the World Intellectual Property Organization to provide centralized bibliographic source for patent documents. INPADOC is now part of the European Patent Information and Documentation System operated by the European Patent Office. The Dialog version of the INPADOC database is unique in that it brings together patent families, i.e., all equivalent patents that share common priorities for a particular invention. The patent families contain information on over 40 million patents and 42 million legal status actions. Each family record contains bibliographic data consisting of title, inventor, and assignee for most patents, patent and application data and legal status information, if available. The database brings together information on priority application numbers, countries and dates, and equivalent patents (i.e., patent families) for patents issued by 70 countries and organizations. Legal status information is provided for 27 countries.

APIO Patent Abstracts

JAPIO represents the most comprehensive English-language access to Japanese unexamined patent applications (Kokai Tokyo Koho)published since October 1976. All technologies are covered. Application records include both Japanese and non-Japanese priorities. Abstracts are provided only for applications originating in Japan , but are available for most records. Images of front page drawings, when available for a given patent, are also included.

WIPO/PCT Full Text

The database covers the full text of PCT (Patent Cooperation Treaty) published applications issued under the auspices of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) since 1978. At present,177 member states participate in the PCT system. A single PCT application can be designated as valid in any or all of the member states, so it is essentially equivalent to having filed with each designated national and regional patent office. The WIPO/PCT Patents Full text database is produced by Univentio and WIPO. Original WO patent documents are converted into electronic form through an optical scanning (OCR)process. The OCR process is a reliable method of converting documents into electronic form, however occasional characters may be converted incorrectly. Records in the database contain the searchable text of the complete document, including the specification and claims; titles and abstracts in French and English; patent applicant/assignees and inventors; and patent and priority application data. The majority of full-text documents are in English. Documents are also available in French, German and Spanish. Text originally provided to WIPO in non-Latin characters ,i.e., Greek, Chinese, etc. is not included due to the difficulty of scanning and accurately converting non-Latin characters.


Non-Patent Technical Literature Resources

Asian Business Intelligence Reports

Asian Business Intelligence Reports contains the complete text of detailed local reports focusing on the developing markets, industry and products of Asia . These reports are designed for anyone who already is or intends to do business in specific Asian Markets.

Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Library

ACM offers a wide variety of resources, including more than 40 publications; nearly 150 Special Interest Group Conferences, online books and courses for professional development; a searchable Digital Library; local chapter activities; and a growing online community of electronic forums. Access to citations from Association for Computing Machinery journals, magazines, and conference proceedings covering the subjects of: Computers and Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Electronic Journals, Information Sciences and Information Technology.


CAS provides pathways to published research in the world's journal and patent literature - virtually everything relevant to chemistry plus a wealth of information in the life sciences and a wide range of other scientific disciplines - back to the beginning of the late 19th century. CAS is the producer of the largest and most comprehensive databases of chemical information. Principal databases are Chemical Abstracts (CASM), which contains over 27 million document records from the chemical journal and patent literature, and CAS REGISTRYSM, which contains over 31 million substance and 58 million sequence records. CAS also operates STN International, an online service with partner organizations in Europe and Asia. STN is an online database service that provides global access to published research, journal literature, patents, structures, sequences, properties, and other data.

Chemical and Biotechnology Engineering Abstracts

Corresponds to the print publications Chemical Engineering Abstracts and Biotechnology Abstracts, which were produced jointly by The Royal Society of Chemistry and DECHEMA, the German Society for Chemical Equipment, Chemical Technology and Biotechnology. From January 2000 forward, they are produced only by DECHEMA. The complementary databases have been combined in File 315 to provide the most comprehensive information available for chemical engineering. Records contain abstracts with chemical process and reaction engineering information, as well as bibliographic information. In addition, controlled vocabulary indexing terms, section headings, and DECHEMA classifications are included to enhance subject searching. Titles appear in their original language in addition to English.

Current Contents Search

Current Contents Search® is the online version of ISI®'s popular Current Contents® series of publications. Current Contents is a weekly service that reproduces the tables of contents from current issues of leading journals in the sciences, social sciences, and arts and humanities. Current Contents Search consists of seven subsets based on Current Contents editions. In addition to providing access to the tables of contents of the journals covered, Current Contents Search also provides a complete bibliographic record for each item. These items include articles, reviews, letters, notes, and editorials. Coverage is from January 1990 to the present.

Dialog NewsRoom

DIALOG NewsRoom is a comprehensive, global news source that covers the leading newspapers, business magazines, and newswires from all regions of the world, including emerging markets. The database is comprised of abstracts and fulltext records from the world's important trade, business, and scholastic journals, local newspapers, regional business publications, national and international business newspapers, industry newsletters, broadcast transcripts, and corporate news releases. The database contains a wide variety of sources including more than 6,300 different publications. Publications that can be found in DIALOG NewsRoom include the fulltext of The New York Times, newswires, newspapers, and business publications. All sources are continually updated to maximize your online research effectiveness. Coverage is from January 2000 to the present and the database is updated multiple times per day.

Dissertation Abstracts

A definitive subject, title and author guide to virtually every American dissertation accepted at an accredited institution since 1861.Selected Master's theses have been included since1962. In addition, since 1988, the database includes citations for dissertations from 50 British universities that have been collected by and filmed at The British Document Supply Centre. Beginning with DAIC Volume 49, Number 2 (Spring 1988), citations and abstracts from Section C, Worldwide Dissertations(formerly European Dissertations), have been included in the file. Abstracts are included for doctoral records from July 1980 (Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume 41, Number 1) to the present. Abstracts are included for Master's theses from Spring1988 (Master's Abstracts, Volume 26, Number 1) to the present.

Ei Compendex

The Ei Compendex database provides worldwide coverage of approximately 5,000 scholarly journals, trade magazines and conference proceedings published in more than 80 countries. More than 500,000 records are added each year. Subjects covered include: civil, energy, environmental, geological, and biological engineering; electrical, electronics, and control engineering; chemical, mining, metals, and fuel engineering; mechanical, automotive, nuclear, and aerospace engineering; computers, robotics, and industrial robots. In addition to journal literature, over 480,000 records of significant published proceedings of engineering and technical conferences formerly indexed in Ei Engineering Meetings® are also included.

Elsevier’s Science Direct

ScienceDirect contains over 25% of the world's science, technology and medicine full text and bibliographic information. Apart from online eBooks, Reference Works, Handbooks and Book Series ScienceDirect offers a rich journal collection of over 2,000 titles. In addition, the Backfiles program offers the ability to search a historical archive of over 6.75 million articles directly from your desktop, back to Volume 1, Issue 1. The collections contain 4 million articles prior to 1995, and 2.75 million articles from after 1994.

ESPICOM Telecommunications/Power Reports

The database contains profiles of approximately 240 major telecommunications companies worldwide. Each company profile contains: a five-year financial analysis; summary of corporate history and strategy; an overview of the company's products/networks; a report if its agreements, alliances, and international activities; plus other topics that might include reports on competitor activity, R&D, and outsourcing. Dialog File 512 and Data Star (ETMA) also includes country profiles which contain a wealth of market data on telecommunications in 50 countries worldwide, including: country background; telecommunications regulation; type approvals; communications markets leaders; import/export data; major operators/networks; major manufacturers; and industry associations directory.

FBO Daily

FBO Daily is the compilation of all notices posted to FedBizOpps, the single point of universal electronic public access on the Internet to government-wide Federal procurement opportunities that exceed $25,000. This information formerly came through Commerce Business Daily (CBD),however, the U.S. Department of Commerce ceased producing CBD on January 4, 2002 . The announcements are generally searchable the day after they are published. The following federal procurement information is included in the file: all proposed procurements of $25,000 or more by civil and military agencies, including potential research interest; all contract awards of $25,000 or more for benefit of potential subcontractors; non-U.S. government procurement; surplus U.S. government property sales; non-U.S. government standards that may affect U.S. exports; special notices; and occasional announcements of business related events, such as procurement conferences and symposia, Web links to solicitation packages, specifications and other related documents. Bluetop records represent compilation of the daily contract award announcements from the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense(Public Affairs). Bluetop records are only included in the Contract Awards sections.

Frost Sullivan Market Engineering/Research

Contains in-depth analyses and forecasts of market trends in 11 industries. Each industry-specific report within the database contains five-year forecasts of market size by product category and end-user application. Marketing and distribution strategies are discussed, and assessments of the competitive and legislative environment are also provided. European, U.S., and worldwide studies are organized by geographic region and include an Executive Summary, Introduction, Scope and Methodology, Technical Review, Current Product Characteristics, End-user/Application Analysis, Competitor Market Shares and Profiles, Five-Year and Interim Forecast by Major National Market, Product Group and End-user/Application, Trends and Opportunities, and company names and addresses. Market Engineering reports are based on a market measurement system founded on engineering principles. Evaluations and forecasts are formed on a vast number of measurements, some of which are: customer saturation, market size and growth, number of competitors and products, patent applications, venture capital ownership interest, installed base, price sensitivity, customer understanding, replacement rate, brand recognition, R&D/sales, marketing/sales, and number of customers

Google Scholar

Google Scholar provides a database for searching across many disciplines and sources: peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, abstracts and articles, from academic publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories, universities and other scholarly organizations.

ICONDA (International Construction Database)

Covers worldwide technical literature on civil engineering, urban and regional planning, architecture and construction. Sources are scanned for ICONDA by international organizations in14 countries. Sources include over 600 periodicals, books, research reports, conference proceedings, business reports, theses and non-conventional literature. ICONDA is sponsored by the International Council for Building Research Studies and Documentation (CIB) and the International Union of Building Centres (UICB).


IEEEXplore provides full text access to the world's highest quality technical literature in electrical engineering, computer science, and electronics. IEEEXplore contains full text documents from IEEE journals, transactions, magazines, letters, conference proceedings, standards, and IEEE (Institution of Electrical Engineers) publications.   

IMS Patent Focus

Details the evaluated product (or equivalent process) patent position for over 1,000 commercially significant drugs, both marketed or in phase III (or above) clinical trials. File 447 is publicly available; File 947 is available only to subscribers of the equivalent IMS product.


Ingenta connect has a comprehensive collection of over 29,500 publications including more than 8,000 available online and over 23 million articles, chapter, reports and more.

Inside Conferences

The definitive listing of worldwide conferences and symposia. Inside Conferences details the individual papers found within the conference proceedings held by the British Library Document Supply Centre (BLDSC).Each bibliographic record includes the conference title, venue and date; ISBN/ISSN; paper title and author(s); sponsors; publisher; and key terms. The proceedings covered by Inside Conferences contain the first announcements of innovative ideas and new research findings, providing a valuable tool for researchers. Around 500,000 new listings are added each year, providing significantly improved access to this vital source of information. You can identify an event by its name, venue, date, geographical area and name of agent or organizer. Mostly English; some non-English language documents.


Inspec is the leading English-language bibliographic information service providing access to the world's scientific and technical literature in physics, electrical engineering, electronics, communications, control engineering, computers and computing, and information technology. Inspec also has significant coverage in areas such as materials science, oceanography, nuclear engineering, geophysics, biomedical engineering and biophysics. Over 3,400 scientific and technical journals and some 2,000 conference proceedings, as well as numerous books, reports and dissertations are scanned each year by Inspec staff for relevant articles to abstract and index for inclusion in the database. The database now contains over eight million bibliographic records and is growing at the rate of400,000 records each year.


INVESTEXT® Archive is a large online database of company and industry research. It provides the full text of 2 million company, industry, and geographic research reports written by analysts at more than 600 leading investment banks, brokerage houses and consulting firms worldwide. Investext provides in-depth analysis and data on approximately 60,000 publicly traded companies, including sales and earnings forecasts, market share projections, and research and development expenditures. Other Investext reports analyze specific industries/products and businesses in geographic regions. Coverage is from July 1982 through March 2007.

The Prior Art Database is a unique database dedicated to the publication of technical disclosure (defensive publications) documents. It contains a wide array of technical disclosures from many Fortune 500 companies. In addition to the anonymous publications by many prominent companies, it also includes disclosures published with full authorship information from innovative companies such as IBM, Motorola, and Siemens.

JICSTE-Plus (Japan Science and Technology)

Comprehensive bibliographic database covering literature published in Japan from all fields of science, technology and medicine. The file contains both the JICST-E and the Pre JICST-Efiles from Japan Science and Technology Corporation Information Center for Science and Technology (JICST). JICST-E contains bibliographic data, abstracts (when available), and indexing from 1985 to the present. PreJICST-E covers from 1994 onward and contains no indexing, but does include bibliographic data and abstracts (when available). JICST-Eplus covers over 6,000journals and serials, in addition to conference papers, preprints, technical reports and other non-periodicals published by the Japanese government or local governments.


Produced by the American Mathematical Society (AMS), provides comprehensive coverage of the world’s literature on mathematics, statistics, computer science and their applications in a wide range of disciplines, including operations research, econometrics, engineering, physics, biology, and many other related fields. Coverage is international, with nearly one third of the documents indexed originally published in languages other than English. MathSci consists of six subfiles: Mathematical Reviews (MR), 1940-present;Current Mathematical Publications (CMP), a current awareness index; Current Index to Statistics (CIS),1975-1993; Index to Statistics and Probability, a retrospective index to the literature from1910-1968; Technical Reports in Computer Science (STR)1954-1994; and STRENS Recreational Mathematics (SRM).Abstracts of reviews are included in MR records. The combined coverage of the six components of MathSci includes approximately 600 journals reviewed cover-to-cover, and about 2,000 journals covered selectively. In addition, more than 10,000 monographs, conference proceedings, theses and technical reports are reviewed annually.


MEDLINE is the U.S. National Library of Medicine’s premier bibliographic database covering the fields of medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, and the pre-clinical sciences. The subject scope of MEDLINE is biomedicine and health, broadly defined to encompass those areas of the life sciences, behavioral sciences, chemical sciences, and bioengineering needed by health professionals and others engaged in basic research and clinical care, public health, health policy development, or related educational activities. MEDLINE contains bibliographic citations and author abstracts from more than 4,800biomedical journals published in the United States and 70 other countries. The database contains over 13million citations dating back to the mid-1960's.Coverage is worldwide, but most records are from English-language sources or have English abstracts. OLD MEDLINE currently contains approximately two million citations to articles from international biomedical journals from 1951 through 1965. Additional records from earlier years are expected to be added.


Consists of summaries of U.S. government-sponsored research, development, and engineering, plus analyses prepared by federal agencies, their contractors or grantees. It is the means through which unclassified, publicly available, unlimited distribution reports are made available for sale from agencies such as NASA, DOD, DOE, HUD, DOT, Department of Commerce, and some 240 other agencies. Additionally, some state and local government agencies now contribute summaries of their reports to the database. NTIS also provides access to the results of government-sponsored research and development from countries outside the United States. Organizations that currently contribute to the NTIS database include: the Japan Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI); laboratories administered by the U.K. Department of Industry; the German Federal Ministry of Research and Technology (BMFT); the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS); and many more.


Comprehensive database covering international patent and journal literature related to pulp and paper technology and including such related subjects as the chemistry of cellulose, hemi cellulose, carbohydrates, lignin, and extractives; engineering and process control; corrugated and particle board; forestry; graphic arts; corrosion; equipment; packaging; pollution; water; and power. Nearly 900 periodicals in more than 20 languages are screened as well as the patent gazettes of five major authorities. Included in PAPERCHEM are abstracts of journal articles, books, dissertations, patents, review and research articles, symposia, and translations. Patents comprise approximately 30% of the records in this file. The database corresponds to the print Abstract Bulletin of The Institute of Paper Science and Technology. All PAPERCHEM records include bibliographic references and over 95% of the records include abstracts. A corporate source field is included whenever provided in the original source publication. All records are assigned descriptors from a controlled vocabulary.


PASCAL is a multilingual, multidisciplinary database that covers the core scientific literature in science, technology and medicine with special emphasis on European literature (45% of the indexed documents). Over500,000 new references are added per year and the database contains 15 million records from 1973 to present. The database indexes approximately 6,000journals published worldwide in 100 different languages. French journals are particularly well represented. The file’s breakdown by language is as follows: English 76%, French 9%, Russian 6%, German5%, and other languages 4%. In addition to journal literature, PASCAL also indexes proceedings, dissertations, books, patents and reports. Controlled descriptors from a vocabulary of over 80,000 terms are provided in English, French and Spanish. Postal addresses are available for author affiliations.

Prous Science Daily Essentials

Clear, concise and flexible database that provides up-to-date drug R&D information. More than 25 late-breaking news items including information from ongoing congresses and conferences are posted in the current file each business day. It offers users practical and accurate information including chemical structures, data tables and other images for day-to-day decisions in drug R&D and marketing. A searchable archive gives access to more than 50,000 news items dating back to early 1996. These files are a valuable source of up-to-date information for professionals in research, development, management, marketing, licensing, and new business development within the pharmaceutical industry and for all those interested in this industry’s activities.

Prous ScienceDrug News

The Prous Science Drug Data Report database provides continuously updated information on more than 170,000 bioactive compounds reported in the print journal Prous Science Drug Data Report since June 1988. Compounds are tracked from the patent application stage through research and development phases to approval, marketing and post-marketing periods. Approximately 10,000 records are added to the database each year. The Prous Science Drug Data Report database is a valuable source of up-to-date information for professionals in research, development, management, marketing, licensing and information sciences within the pharmaceutical industry and for all those interested in this industry activities. Images of the drug structure are included for approximately 95% of all drugs in Prous Science Drug Data Report.

Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE)

The SPE eLibrary is a repository of the technical papers presented at SPE-sponsored conferences since the late 1950s. It also includes SPE's technical journals since the early 1950s. Papers from the conferences of SPE's predecessor organization back to 1925 are also being added. The eLibrary currently offers access to more than 45,000 technical documents covering the evolution of technology in drilling, completion, exploration, production, facilities, reservoir simulation, formation evaluation, safety and environmental protection, risk management, and much more. Recently, SPE began adding other types of content to the eLibrary as well – including presentations from general and plenary sessions at conferences and Distinguished Lecturer presentations.

Society of Petrophysicists and Well Log Analysts (SPWLA)

The SPWLA library includes papers presented at SPWLA symposiums and those published in the SPWLA peer-reviewed technical journal Petrophysics. It contains more than 2,900 papers dating back to 1960. It also contains SPWLA Annual Symposium Transaction abstracts through 2006 and papers through 2005 as well as SPWLA Journal (Log Analyst and Petrophysics) abstracts and articles through 2004.

Softbase (TechInfoSource)

TecInfoSource contains three discrete record types: review records, product records, and company records. The three linked and inter-related record types can be used separately or together, providing an important navigation tool for researchers in the intelligent information technology industry. Detailed descriptions of products in the product record file and of companies in the company record file can be linked to each other and to independent third-party reviews and analyses abstracted from more than 175 business, computer, technical, trade, and consumer publications. Separate or interlinked TecInfoSource record types can be used to: track products and companies; develop a profile of competing products; determine the owner of a product and contact the company; find analyses of information products, companies, and information technologies; find URLs and e-mail addresses for companies and publications; and gather information about current trends in the marketplace.


The SPIE Digital Library includes current and archival publications that includes over 246,000 technical papers and articles in the field of science, the application of light and photonics-related content in the world.


SpringerLink is an integrated full-text database for journals and books published by Springer. SpringerLink currently offers over 1,250 fully peer-reviewed journals and more than 10,000 books online.

Transportation RIS

Transportation Research Information Services (TRIS) is a composite file with records that are either abstracts of published articles and reports, or summaries of ongoing or recently completed research projects relevant to the planning, development, operation, and performance of transportation systems and their components. TRIS provides international coverage of ongoing research projects, published journal articles, state and federal government reports, conference proceedings, research and technical papers, and monographs. TRIS coverage includes the following aspects of air, highway, rail, maritime and waterborne transport, mass transit, and other transportation modes. The dates covered are from 1968 to the present.

Wiley Interscience

Wiley InterScience® features content from more than 2,500 journals, books, reference works and databases, including the well-known brands Current Protocols laboratory methods and The Cochrane Library, the world’s best-known resource for evidence-based medicine. The website boasts over 1.5 million articles, with more than 5 million visits per month, and 25 million users in 87 countries. More than half of Wiley's journals on Wiley InterScience are digitized back to Volume 1, Issue 1 as part of the development of the journal backfile initiative. When the initiative is completed in 2007, in conjunction with Wiley's Bicentennial, Wiley InterScience will be one of the largest archives of its kind with content dating back to 1799 and over 1.5 million articles of scientific and scholarly research.

ZDNet Whitepapers

ZDNet's White Paper Directory is the Web's largest library of technical IT white papers, webcasts, and case studies. Covering IT categories including Data Management, IT Management, Networking, Communications, Enterprise Applications, Storage, Security and more. ZDNet's White Paper Directory is a great source for technical white papers and IT information.

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