The Dialog® platform allows researchers to access and search peer-reviewed content databases from the world’s most reliable sources.
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Dialog is used by organisations around the world to find the answers to their research questions. Its powerful and intuitive interface simplifies the research process, putting the world’s best peer-reviewed content in the hands of those that need it.
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Access and Search Authoritative Research
Through Dialog, researchers can access and search peer-reviewed content in over 140 literature databases, which offers:
- 1.7 billion authoritative records
- 522 million newspaper articles
- 5.5 million dissertations and theses
- 3.7 million unpublished working papers/preprints
- 33 full-text patent authorities
- 69 bibliographic patent authorities
Advanced Search Syntax
Dialog offers an advanced search syntax, allowing the use of the following search functions:
- Boolean operators: AND, OR, NOT
- Proximity operators: PRE/# (or p/#), NEAR/# (or n/#)
- Truncation: left, right and internal (* or ?)
In addition, Dialog provides users with three levels of search functionality, from basic search to a command line interface. This gives users extreme precision in search results and allows researchers of any skill level to unlock the insights found in the literature databases available through Dialog.
Flexible Pricing For Peer-Reviewed Content
We offer flexible pricing models for content access through Dialog.
From subscription models to a range of transaction-based pricing options, Dialog customers can access the world’s best research databases at a price and commitment level that suits them:
- Standard Transactional Plan: Pay as you go access
- Commitment Plan: Discounts when you commit to a minimum annual contract value
- Choice and Site License Plans: Flat rate subscriptions for specific databases or groups of databases
Dialog allows researchers to quickly find, organise, and share the right information through one-click options, all in the same interface.
This lets users perform cross-database searches, download results, save searches and create custom reports, improving collaboration and enabling organisations to create custom search workflows that meet their specific requirements.
In addition, search results are provided in a native qualitative XML format that integrates seamlessly into downstream workflows.
In addition, Dialog also features an integration with Article Galaxy from Research Solutions. This makes it easy to obtain full-text, copyright compliant articles within seconds, at the lowest available cost, directly from the Dialog search results page.
Search Management and Sharing
Dialog includes a shared searches feature that makes it easy for information professionals to create, amend and organise their searches.
You can then choose to make these searches accessible to Dialog users in the organisation via the Shared with Me workspace. This helps save vital time for information professionals as they can share those searches they regularly get asked to create. And for end-user researchers, they can instantly access and run the precision searches created by their organisation’s information professionals.
Find out more about the shared searches feature on the Dialog platform here.
Dialog also includes the Dialog Alerts Manager, which lets users easily manage multiple searches and set up alerts. This allows researchers to save time and ensures they don’t miss out on vital information.
Our Content Collections
The peer-reviewed databases available through Dialog cover a huge range of industries, from aerospace and automotive to patents and telecoms. Take a look below at the our key databases, or browse the entire list here.
Gale Group Trade & Industry Database™ is a multiindustry database covering international company, industry, product, and market information, with strong coverage of areas such as management techniques, financial earnings, economic climate, product evaluations, and executive changes. Abstracts are available for some records and the complete text is fully searchable for many records.
ABI/INFORM Professional is the world renowned multidisciplinary business research database from ProQuest. All content is indexed and maintained by a team of editorial business classification experts, and the titles covered are actively managed to ensure the most current journals are included.
Established by the American geosciences Institute (AGI) in 1966, GeoRef is AGI’s most comprehensive geosciences database with worldwide coverage growing by more than 100,000 references a year. The database contains more than 4 million references to geoscience journal articles, books, maps, conference papers, reports and theses. GeoRef includes an online thesaurus that provides definitions of the terms, along with broader, narrower, and related terms.
GEOBASE provides bibliographic information and abstracts for physical and human geography, the Earth sciences, ecology, geomechanics, and oceanography. Included are abstracts of journal articles and, books, giving unequalled coverage of the relevant core international scientific and technical periodicals. Additionally, GEOBASE has a unique coverage of non-English language and less readily available publications, including conference proceedings and reports.
SciSearch®: a Cited Reference Science Database is not only a large, multi-disciplinary, international bibliographic database covering 150 disciplines in science, technology and biomedicine, but also the world’s preeminent citation database with millions of cited reference connections indexed from high quality peer reviewed journals and proceedings.
Ei Compendex® is the most comprehensive bibliographic engineering database, covering 190 disciplines from the world’s significant engineering and technology literature. Subjects include: civil, energy, environmental, geological, and biological engineering; electrical, electronics, and control engineering; chemical, mining, metals, and fuel engineering; mechanical, automotive, nuclear, and aerospace engineering; computers, and robotics.
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Drop us a line to find out how Dialog can help you and your team improve how they access and search through the world’s best academic and peer reviewed literature.