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Almost one third of the world's current literature in electrical engineering, electronics and computer science, as published by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and Institution of Engineering and Technology. Full text access to journals, conference papers, standards, e-books.
The Institution of Engineering and Technology provides its journals portfolio to Open Access in partnership with Wiley. Content from IET Journals, from 2013, can be found on the IET Research hub. Note that IET conference proceedings continue to be available on both IEEE Xplore and the IET Digital Library.
Index to selected journals, conference papers and book series across all subject areas.
Web of Science Core Collection consists of the following databases:
Science Citation Index
Social Sciences Citation Index
Arts and Humanities Citation Index
Conference Proceedings Citation Index
Book Citation Index
Emerging Sources Citation Index
Current Chemical Reactions
Search across all databases on the Web of Science platform.
The University of Bath Library gives you access to these databases on the Web of Science platform:
Web of Science Core Collection
Biosis Citation Index
Data Citation Index
Derwent Innovations Index
KCI - Korean Journal Database
Russian Science Citation Index
SciELO Citation Index
The following resources provide information about patents. Each database has its own strengths and its coverage will be widest for the first-named geographical area. Use these tools to locate patent application and granted patent documents from around the world.
Searchable database of over 120 million UK, European and world-wide patents. In addition, images of the paper publications are available back to 1920 for the UK, US, EPO, WIPO, France, Germany and Switzerland. Compiled and maintained by The European Patent Office.
SciFinder-n is a new version of SciFinder, the largest index to chemistry and related literature. Search by topic, author, compound name, molecular formula or structure.
The following are the official websites for the major patent offices. The EPO, USPTO, KIPO, JPO and SIPO are part of the IP5, a co-operative group of the five largest patent offices in the world. If the patent databases do not provide all the information you need for a patent, for example its legal status, you can refer back to the patent office of origin.
Access WIPO databases: Patentscope - search over 90 million patent documents: all published PCT applications as well as more than 60 national and regional collections; Global Brands Database; Global Design Database; intellectual property statistics and technology reports.
The design of a product, in other words, how it looks, its shape, arrangement of parts and any decoration, can be protected too. Designs can cover specific items but also packaging, symbols and typefaces. By registering a design you can prevent others from copying and using it for up to 25 years, subject to renewal every 5 years. Designs can be registered with national (usually the patent office), regional or international design offices. The following tools enable you to search for and view registered designs.
Free online search for designs registered with participating national offices, World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), collated into a single platform with daily updates sent by individual offices. Explore designs throughout Europe, the novelty of a design, avoid copying designs and check legal status of registered designs. All official European Union languages are supported.