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- 3.7 million unpublished working papers/preprints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.
The ClinicalTrials.gov database on Dialog provides access the world's largest collection of clinical studies. ClinicalTrials.gov is provided by the U. S. National Library of Medicine and holds...
Access and search conference abstracts and posters in the Morressier database with the Dialog platform. Morressier provides coverage of posters and abstracts from medical, engineering and life...
The Derwent Drug File selectively covers the worldwide pharmaceutical literature. Papers chosen may cover the chemistry, analysis, pharmaceutics, pharmacology, metabolism, biochemistry, interactions, therapeutic effects and toxicity of a drug. The database focuses on new developments in the pharmaceutical industry.
Pharmaprojects is the complete drug intelligence service covering global drug research and development across all disease areas since 1980. It sets the standard for comprehensive intelligence about drugs in the development pipeline
from the lab to the market.
Allied & Complementary Medicine™ covers the fields of complementary or alternative medicine and allied health. Information is geared toward medical professionals, health practitioners and care-givers, and the pharmaceutical industry.
International Pharmaceutical Abstracts (IPA) provides comprehensive coverage of worldwide pharmacy literature. Such literature refers to articles on drugs and their properties, pharmacokinetics, manufacturer, research, and use; and
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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.