Solving complex engineering and scitech challenges

A global Dialog solution for research and management of critical engineering and scitech information to help organisations make informed decisions and fuel new discoveries. With access to the key scientific technical journals, full-text patents, cutting edge academic research as well as comprehensive global news and trade journals, Dialog gives you the broadest collection of relevant materials for focusing your R&D developments and researching markets and competitors. The widest selection of curated, scholarly eBook content covering key engineering and scitech disciplines rounds-out the offering alongside seamless access to the full-text of over 2,800 current scientific journals.



Powerful search capabilities enable both the novice searcher and the information professional supporting R&D groups to efficiently find answers to complex challenges


Lateral searching and indexing across key fields such as author, subject, classification, and more enable the ability to pinpoint relevant records


Alerts and customized report building tools with formats including PDF, Word, HTML, Excel, user-defined templates and branding, saved searches, and custom preferences to support the diverse needs of engineers and scientists across the business


Results filters help give an authoritative picture of key authors, engineering subjects and company names within any given scientific or technical field


Look-ups for key fields of author, subject, and classification, with “begins with” AND “contains” to find search topics or name variations

Key collections

Polymer library

Polymer Library (formerly known as RAPRA Abstracts (Rubber and Plastics)) is dedicated exclusively to polymers, including rubbers, elastomers, plastics, bioplastics, adhesives, and composites.
The database contains a comprehensive collection of extensively indexed summaries covering technical, academic, commercial, and marketing aspects of the main polymeric industries. Source material includes approximately 2,000 journals ranging from high science, open access, technical overviews, to trade and business press. Prominent conferences within the field are also covered.

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. Information in TULSA comes from 300 journals and more than 200 conference proceedings, plus patent gazettes and full-text patents, government documents and reports dissertations, books, maps and many other


PAPERCHEM covers virtually every topic related to the chemistry, engineering, and production technology used by the pulp and paper industry. Included are abstracts of journal articles, books, dissertations, patents, review and research articles, symposia, and translations

Chemical Engineering & Biotechnology Abstracts

The database covers all aspects chemical engineering, biological engineering, and related fields. Sources are international scientific and user-related journals, conference proceedings, doctoral theses, and German research reports. CEABA aims to deliver chemical or process engineers, chemists, biotechnologists, and industrial scientists insights to theliterature of process and bioprocess engineering, chemical engineering and biotechnology. Since WTI Frankfurt eG took over the database in 2011 the number of abstracts added to the database has increased from around 9000 per year to almost 70000 in 2014. Since 2007 the "Thesaurus Technik and Management" of WTI Frankfurt is used for indexing