Dialog

The Dialog® platform allows researchers to access and search peer-reviewed content databases from the world’s most reliable sources. 

Get in touch to learn how you can improve your research process with the Dialog® research platform. 

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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Dialog alerts run every quarter

Documents viewed per month with Dialog

Access and Search Authoritative Research

Through Dialog, researchers can access and search peer-reviewed content in over 140 literature databases, which offers:

  • 1.3 billion authoritative records
  • 20 million pages of newspapers
  • 33 full-text patent authorities
  • 69 bibliographic patent authorities
  • Dissertations and theses

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

Research Tools

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.

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. 

Ongoing Dialog Training

All Dialog® customers are fully supported with a number of resources to help them get the most out of the platform. This includes:

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.

GeoRef

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

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

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

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.

Inspec

Inspec®, a bibliographic database, comprises abstracts and specialized indexing of the world’s quality research literature in the fields of physics and engineering from journals and serials, conference papers and proceedings, books and book chapters, and technical reports.

IFI Claims / US Patents and Legal Status

The CLAIMS /U.S. PATENTS and Legal Status database is produced by IFI CLAIMS® Patent Services. The database provides access to more than 6 million granted United States patents issued by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) since 1950. Published pre-grant applications are available from March 2001 forward. From 1971 forward, the CLAIMS documents include all information found on the front page of a U.S. patent document, plus exemplary and non-exemplary claims.

Find Out More

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.

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