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- 3.7 million unpublished working papers/preprints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.
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.
Access Investext with Dialog
Investext (Thomson Reuters Embargoed Research Collection) offers premium research reports on companies, industries and topics written by analysts at leading investment banks, brokers and consulting firms worldwide. Reports are full text searchable, with citations and tables of contents providing access to report sections or complete reports.
INPADOC/Family and Legal Status
The INPADOC/Family and Legal Status database is produced by the European Patent Office (EPO) and describes patents issued by 101 countries and patenting organisations. The International Patent Documentation Center (INPADOC) was formed in 1972 with the support of the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) to provide a centralised bibliographic source for patent documents. INPADOC is now part of the European Patent Documentation System operated by the European Patent Office (EPO).
Access Petroleum Abstracts with Dialog
TULSA™ (Petroleum Abstracts) provides bibliographic citations to scientific articles, patents, meeting papers, and government reports of interest to geologists, geophysicists, petroleum engineers, and other technical professionals and managers in the oil and gas exploration and production industry.
Access the MEDLINE database with Dialog
Access MEDLINE, the U.S. National Library of Medicine's premier bibliographic database, through the Dialog platform. By searching the MEDLINE database directly through the Dialog platform, you can...
ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global
ProQuest Dissertation & Theses Global is a comprehensive collection of multi-disciplinary dissertations and theses from around the world. It provides access to over 5 million citations and 2.7...
ProQuest Newsstand Professional
ProQuest Newsstand Professional is a collection of leading newspapers and wire services with geographic reach throughout the United States and around the world. Many titles are in full text, with in-depth coverage of each issue, with a browseable index for companies, industries, people and geographies. Everything from business activity to current events, and from economic conditions to obituaries is included in this comprehensive news resource.
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.