Literature and Patent Databases

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is an extensive US-database for biomedical literature produced by the National Library of Medicine. It comprises more than 29 million citations back to 1964.

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is an extensive US-database for biomedical literature produced by the National Library of Medicine. It comprises more than 29 million citations back to 1964.

is an internet search engine for scientific literature with a very large database. Compared to other databases Google Scholar offers less search capabilities. It's possible to set up a personnel profile to get the Google Scholar Citations (created by an unknown algorithm).

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Google Scholar

is an internet search engine for scientific literature with a very large database. Compared to other databases Google Scholar offers less search capabilities. It's possible to set up a personnel profile to get the Google Scholar Citations (created by an unknown algorithm).

provides access to the „Web of Science Core Collection”, a multidisciplinary database covering over 73 million records back to 1900. The Journal Citation Reports  (JCR) and the Essential Science Indicators (ESI) are also offered. Tools for analyzing search results and creating citation reports are available.

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The Web of Science

provides access to the „Web of Science Core Collection”, a multidisciplinary database covering over 73 million records back to 1900. The Journal Citation Reports (JCR) and the Essential Science Indicators (ESI) are also offered. Tools for analyzing search results and creating citation reports are available.

is a multidisciplinary database produced by Elsevier covering a large selection of scientific, technical, medical, and social sciences journals with more than 69 million records. Tools for analyzing search results and creating citation reports are also available.

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Scopus

is a multidisciplinary database produced by Elsevier covering a large selection of scientific, technical, medical, and social sciences journals with more than 69 million records. Tools for analyzing search results and creating citation reports are also available.

provides direct access to Chemical Abstracts for searching chemical texts, structures, reactions, bio-sequences and patents.

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SciFinder

provides direct access to Chemical Abstracts for searching chemical texts, structures, reactions, bio-sequences and patents.

contains 14 databases, e.g. Dissertations and Thesis Global (PDTG), also covering Science and Medical Sciences back to 1743.

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ProQuest

contains 14 databases, e.g. Dissertations and Thesis Global (PDTG), also covering Science and Medical Sciences back to 1743.

is the eResource Navigator for all scientific information resources available to staff and guests of the Max Planck Society.

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is the eResource Navigator for all scientific information resources available to staff and guests of the Max Planck Society.

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For further (international) patent databases please use the list from the IVS-CPT.

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