Literature and Patent Databases
Please find below information about important literature databases and patent databases.
If you need information on search strategies or search capabilities, differences between the databases or any other question, please contact the Information Management.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
is the eResource Navigator for all scientific information resources available to staff and guests of the Max Planck Society.
includes over 120 million patent publications from 100+ patent offices around the world, as well as many more technical documents and books indexed in Google Scholar and Google Books, and documents from the Prior Art Archive.
is the database of the German Patent and Trade Mark Office (Deutsches Patent- und Markenamt) for online searches on patent publications from around the world. It includes the internal DEPATIS electronic document archive of the office (German patent information system).
is the database of the European Patent Office. It offers free access to more than 110 million patent documents from over 100 patent authorities.
US Patent Office (USPTO)
offers two patent key databases: USPTO for approved patents (full-text from 1976 onwards, images from 1790 to present) and USPTO for patents still at application status.
from the World Interllectual Property Organization enables the search for patents in national and international collections.
Derwent Innovations Index
accessible via Web of Science from Clarivate Analytics. The databases covers patents from 1963 to present.
searches for patent full-texts.
For further (international) patent databases please use the list from the IVS-CPT.
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