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LIB 3010: Patent Searching (Comfort): State-of-the-Art Patent Search

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This type of search is broad in its scope, but not meant to be exhaustive.  It is a way to identify representative patents in an area of technology along with information about companies active in the field. The search also can include newspapers, magazines and journal articles, and internet sites.

Multi-Subject Article Databases

Chemistry and Materials Science Databases

Biology and Environmental Science Databases

Derwent Innovations Index

Derwent Innovations Index (1963-present)

Value-added patent information from Derwent World Patent Index® as well as patent citation information from Patents Citation Index®.

  • Patent coverage from 1963 - present; citations from 1973 to present

Lexis / Nexis Patent Search