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- 3.7 million unpublished working papers/preprints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.
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.
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.
Lexis-Nexis Univentio (LNU) provides access to the complete text of patents issued by 33 countries and patenting authorities around the world, and the bibliographic data of 72 additional patenting authorities. The patents are organized in separate databases by country/authority, such as Denmark Patents Fulltext and WIPO PCT Patents Fulltext.
Celebrating its 55th anniversary in 2018, Derwent World Patents Index (DWPISM), produced by Clarivate Analytics, provides access to information for over 37.4 million inventions covering more than 100 million patent documents worldwide. Each update adds an average of 46,000 documents from more than 50 worldwide sources including patent issuing authorities and and defensive publications.
Derwent Patents Citation Index (DPCI), produced by Clarivate Analytics, provides access to more than 98 million patent and 11 million literature citations found in more than 11 million patent families. In each update, examiner citations from about 50,000 documents from major patent-issuing authorities are added. Each record in the database describes a patent family for a single invention.
Derwent Chemistry Resource (DCR) offers structure searching and various other substance identification and indexing data of the chemical structures indexed from update 199916 forward within Derwent World Patents Index® (DWPISM) and the Derwent Drug File (DDF).
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.