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. 

Searches on Dialog every year

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.

TULSA (Petroleum Abstracts)

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.

MEDLINE

MEDLINE is the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM) premier bibliographic database. It contains references to journal articles in life sciences with a concentration on biomedicine and health. This is broadly defined to encompass those areas of the life sciences, behavioral sciences, chemical sciences, and bioengineering needed by health professionals and others engaged in basic research and clinical care, public health, health policy development, or related educational activities.

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.

Embase

Embase provides comprehensive bibliographic coverage of the literature on drugs and pharmacology and of all other aspects of human medicine and related disciplines.
Embase is a key resource for biomedical evidence, from published, peer-reviewed literature, in-press publications and conference abstracts. Widely recognized as an authoritative source for generating

Health Research Full Text Professional

In the medical field, access to the latest healthcare information is always essential, whether it’s for students, researchers, medical professionals, hospital administrators, or even for patients and their families. The Health Research Premium Collection addresses these diverse needs by offering a central access point to a variety of essential medical resources.

Biosis Previews

BIOSIS Previews® provides comprehensive worldwide coverage of life sciences and biomedical research from journals, meetings, books and some patents.
BIOSIS Previews® takes an interdisciplinary and in-depth approach that carefully monitors every area of the life sciences including pre-clinical and experimental research, methods and instrumentation, animal studies and environmental issues.

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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