Innovation and Prior Art

Dialog offers unmatched insight for R&D, novelty and prior art searchers, to drive the innovation process across your organisation or for your client.  Use Dialog’s powerful search interface to find key information from the largest collection of scientific literature available in a single, integrated source.

Dialog’s global patent coverage includes 123 million patents from over 100 patent authorities, 33 full-text patent authorities, English translations, images, patent families. Dialog’s extensive non-patent literature coverage is from the world’s most authoritative publishers and features value-add subject indexing, thesauri and controlled vocabulary within 640 million newspaper articles and wire feeds, 300 million scholarly journals, 95 million trade journals, 34 million conference proceedings and many other sources..

Key collections

Full Text Patent Collection

The most comprehensive full-text patents offering in the marketplace with 33 full-text and 69 bibliographic patent authorities. Includes English translations of both Latin and non-Latin languages.

ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Professional

This is the world’s most comprehensive collection of dissertations and theses and is the official digital dissertations archive for the Library of Congress and is the database of record for graduate research. Some 3 million dissertations and theses are available, of which approximately half are available in full text.

IFI Claims US Patents and Legal Status

Contains bibliographic data, full text, citations and legal status for U.S. patents. Value-add enhancements include standardised assignees, in-depth legal status, enhanced subject indexing and classification code descriptions.


A bibliographic database, this tool is a major source of worldwide literature on physics, electrical and electronic engineering, computer and control engineering, information technology and mechanical, manufacturing and production engineering. The database has a deep archive back to 1898 and includes nearly 5,000 scientific and technical journals (1,600 of which are indexed from cover to cover), some 2,500 conference proceedings, as well as numerous books, reports, dissertations and scientific videos.


Derwent World Patents Index®produced by Clarivate Analytics, provides access to information from more than 52.5 million patent documents, giving details of over 24 million inventions. Each update adds an average of 46,000 documents from 48 patent-issuing authorities and 2 journal sources are added to DWPI. Whether you are interested in patents for their technical content, for business planning and development, or for protecting the innovations within your own organization, DWPI’s reliable and enhanced patent data contains many key features that distinguish it as the most trusted source of patent research information available and gives you the most complete picture possible.

Core workflows

Prior Art

Run precision searches across the most comprehensive collection of prior art available on one platform, including the full text for scientific and patent literature.

Patentability and Novelty

Begin a cost-effective patentability search in Dialog’s global patent collection. Experience full text, images, English translations, Derwent® abstracts, PDFs of the original patent and patent family information, all in one platform


Search peer-reviewed engineering, SciTech and medical research from market-leading databases. In addition, access full-text dissertations, global news and trade resources, and a comprehensive patents collection for a truly complete research experience

Flexible pricing

Flexible pricing to suit every budget

We offer flexible pricing models for content access designed to suit every budget and need—from subscription models to a range of transaction-based pricing options including commitment plans.


Dialog® is a unique, market-leading content platform with a rich heritage. Dialog® offers easy access to 1.3 billion scientific journal articles, abstracts, patents, newspapers and... Learn more

- Biomedical

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- Engineering

Dialog® solutions offers global research and management content comprising critical engineering and scitech information that helps organisations make informed decisions and fuel new discoveries. Learn more

- News & Trade

Dialog’s premier news and business information provides a 360 degree view of your competitive landscape and offers over 20 million newspaper pages for research across... Learn more
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- Full Text Patents

Begin a cost-effective patentability search in Dialog’s global patent collection. Experience full text, images, English translations, Derwent® abstracts, PDFs of the original patent and patent family... Learn more
Dialog Solutions Dissertation and Theses

- Dissertations & Theses

We offer more than three million citations to dissertations and theses from around the world, plus the full text for more than one and a... Learn more