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An enhanced Derwent World Patents Index® (DWPISM) (File 350, 351, 352) has launched on Dialog. Extensive enhancements and a complete update of the entire database mean you get more value than ever using DWPI for patent research.
New Original Patent Data
New DWPI Database Record Structure
For more details about enhanced DWPI, review the Dialog Web page.
Whether you need resources to support patient care, scientific research or education, the EMCare database on Dialog (File 45) provides the critical information that nurses, allied health professionals and students seek.
The nearly two million records are indexed with EMTREE, Elsevier’s Life Science Thesaurus, which has been expanded with close to 1,500 nursing terms in addition to existing allied health terms, allowing for precise and relevant search results. Consult the EMCare Bluesheet for details.
PsycINFO Reloaded with Enhancements
PsycINFO® (File 11) is continuously expanding its content with a growing number of new abstracts being added each year. The database now contains nearly 2.25 million references to international behavioral literature from the 19th century to the present.
With the recent reload of PsycINFO, new and related terms have been added to the online thesaurus, making it even easier to qualify your search to a particular population (middle aged, children), document types like reviews or editorials, and methodologies including clinical trials and studies.
PsycINFO also contains comprehensive coverage of cited references beginning in 2001 with references in some records for earlier years. Retrospective coverage will continue to be added. Cited references appear in journal articles, books and book chapters.
Coast-to-Coast U.S. News Coverage in Dialog NewsRoom
Major U.S. newspapers from Tribune Publishing have been added to Dialog NewsRoom (File 990). Among the U.S. metropolitan newspapers newly added are The Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune and Orlando Sentinel. The new titles enhance the current NewsRoom coverage of news outlets in U.S. markets, including the top 10 Metropolitan Statistical Areas: Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., Detroit, Houston, Atlanta and Boston.
Several new U.S. Spanish language news sources have also been added to Dialog NewsRoom: El Sentinel (Orlando and Fort Lauderdale, Florida) and Hoy (Chicago, Los Angeles, New York).
CLAIMS® Compound Registry Database Reloaded with Enhancements
The CLAIMS® Compound Registry Database (File 242) is a dictionary-type, non-bibliographic file containing records for over 20,000 specific chemical compounds, designed for locating compounds of interest for further searching in the CLAIMS®/Uniterm (File 341) and CLAIMS®/Comprehensive (File 942) databases.
Research Disclosures Reinstated in DWPI
We are happy to announce that we have reinstated coverage of Research Disclosures in Derwent World Patents Index (DWPI) (File 350, 351, 352), starting with update 200638, with research disclosures published in May 2006, and published monthly. The backfile from March 2001 to May 2006, including a total of 8,500 records, will appear in DWPI in stages over the coming months. Once complete, DWPI will have full coverage of research disclosures back to October 1978.
Research Disclosures play an important part in any comprehensive prior art search. A comparatively low-cost alternative to patenting, Research Disclosures prevent exploitation of an invention by others, and so establishes prior art. For more information, view the Thomson Scientific Research Disclosures information page.
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