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Patent Resources

  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office  
      
    The USPTO’s homepage with online indexes to patents, patent applications, and trademarks with results in full-text with images, copyright information, “How To Guides” and inventor support resources, current and pending laws, and even a “Kids’ Page.”
  • Google Patents  
      
    Google Patents includes the patents available in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Web site. It has patents from the 1790s up to a few months ago. Google Patents has scanned the USPTO images of patents into full-text searchable pdfs. The basic patent search uses the familiar Google one-box interface. Click on “Advanced Patent Search” for detailed searches, such as by title, classification code, or year.
  • esp@cenet
    esp@cenet is Europe's network of patent databases. Its simple interface is available in most European languages and has been carefully tailored for use by people who don't have a lot of patent searching experience. It contains over 60 million patent documents from all over the world.

Frequently Used

  • CompendexWeb (Engineering Village)  
      
    Compendex is a major database for all areas of engineering. It has references to journal articles and conference proceedings, including items from Engineering Index back to the late 1800s.
  • INSPEC (Institute of Electrical Engineers) - Web of Science  
      
    Inspec provides references to journal articles and conference proceedings in physics, electrical engineering and electronics, computers science, information technology and materials science.
  • IEEE Xplore  
      
    Full-text publications back to 1988 from IEEE (originally the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) and IET (the institution of Engineering and Technology), including journals, transactions, proceedings, magazines, and standards.
  • Computers & Applied Sciences Complete  
      
    Computers & Applied Sciences Complete can be used to find articles in all areas of engineering and technology. It is especially good for finding articles trade publications and popular science magazines.
  • Web of Science  
      
    On Web of Science, Morris Library has Web of Science Core Collection, a multidisciplinary citation index, as well as Medline, Biological Abstracts, Zoological Record and Inspec. If you want to use just one of these databases, click on the "Select Database" tab. It also includes citation searching and analysis, journal impact factor and a bibliographic management tool.

Also Try

  • Academic Search Complete  
      
    Academic Search Complete searches both popular magazines and academic journals in nearly every academic subject. It includes full text of many, but not all, of the articles.
  • ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) Digital Library  
      
    ACM Digital Library includes citations and full text from ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) articles and conference proceedings.
  • American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) Online Technical Library  
      
    Contains full text journal articles and technical documents published by the ASABE, including Transactions of the ASABE," Journal of Agricultural Safety and Health, Applied Engineering in Agriculture, ASABE Standards, conference proceedings, and annual meeting papers.
  • Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals  
      
    The Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals has a listing of journal articles in architecture and design, including architecture and city planning. It is useful for some civil engineering topics.
  • Dissertations and Theses Abstracts  
      
    Abstracts from doctoral dissertations and masters theses from many universities, mostly in North America, can be found in Dissertation and Theses Abstracts. It includes complete dissertations and theses produced by SIUC graduates in recent years.
  • EBSCOhost Research Databases  
      
    Allows for searching multiple databases at once. Can search Computers & Applied Sciences Complete and Academic Search Premier simultaneously.
  • Environment Index  
      
    Environment Index provides indexing and abstracts for titles in environmental studies and environmental policy.
  • GeoRef (Ovid)  
      
    GeoRef is a major database for geology. GeoRef includes references to journal articles, books, maps, conference papers, reports and theses. It is useful for mining and mineral resources engineering topics and for some civil engineering topics.
  • Google Scholar  
      
    Google Scholar is a free resource that searches across disciplines for materials, including published articles, unpublished preprints, theses, books, preprints, and technical reports.
  • GreenFILE  
      
    "Indexes scholarly and general interest titles, as well as government documents and reports. This resource offers a unique perspective on the positive and negative ways humans affect the environment.”
  • JSTOR  
      
    JSTOR has complete online copies of older issues of many key journals across many subject areas. JSTOR does NOT include recent issues of journals.
  • Math/Sci/Net (Mathematical Reviews on the Web)  
      
    Primarily a mathematics database, MathSciNet is useful for mathematical topics in engineering.
  • Medline (EBSCO)  
      
    MEDLINE can be used to search for journal articles from over 18 million article citations in the fields of medicine and the life sciences, including biomedical engineering.
  • Oceanic Abstracts  
      
    Oceanic Abstracts focuses worldwide technical literature about the marine and brackish-water environment. It is useful for some civil and environmental engineering topics.
  • PapersFirst  
      
    PapersFirst indexes papers published in conference proceedings in many different subject areas.
  • Proceedings  
      
    An index of conference proceedings in many disciplines that are received The British Library Document Supply Centre.
  • PubMed  
      
    A free resource from the National Library of Medicine, PubMed can be used to search for journal articles from over 18 million article citations in the fields of medicine and the life sciences, including biomedical engineering.
  • SciFinder (Web version login)  
      
    SciFinder includes the abstracts for articles in more than 10,000 journals, chiefly in chemistry. Coverage goes back to the beginning of the 20th century. It includes searching by chemical formula, structure, and reaction. First-time users need to register. See the registration information below.
  • SciFinder Web Registration (for first time users)  
      
    First-time users of the SciFinder Web version need to register. Registration must be done with an email address ending in .siu.edu from an on-campus computer or from a computer connected to the university's VPN.
  • ThomasNet  
      
    ThomasNet is an online directory of parts and equipment suppliers. It includes industrial information, products, services, CAD drawings, and more.
  • Water Resources Abstracts  
      
    Provides abstracts of technical and scientific literature in water resources, including water treatment and environmental engineering.
 

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