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Databases by Subject: Patents

Major Indexes

U.S. Patents Full-Text and Image Database

Full-page images of all patents issued by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) from 1790 - present. Full-text searching from 1976 - present.

Additional Indexes

Ei Compendex

Bibliographic citations and abstracts from thousands of engineering scholarly journals, trade magazines, conference proceedings and technical papers in all major areas of engineering and applied science.

INSPEC

Citations and abstracts for journal articles, conference proceedings, reports, dissertations and books covering the literature of physics, computer science, electrical engineering; general engineering & technology . 1898 - present.

LexisNexis Academic

Find news sources, business profiles, patents, and legal research from across the globe.

Materials Research Database

Materials science, materials engineering, metallurgy, polymers, ceramics, composite materials - journal articles, conference proceedings, technical reports, trade journal/newsletter items, patents, books, press releases.
Includes:
Aluminium Industry Abstracts
Ceramic Abstracts/World Ceramics Abstracts
Copper Data Center Database
Corrosion Abstracts
Engineered Materials Abstracts
Materials Business File
METADEX