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Electronic & Electrical Engineering: Patents, standards, data
Searchable full text access to over 4,000 leading handbooks, databases, encyclopedia and reference books across all engineering disciplines. Knovel also provides tools to analyse and display data found.
A major resource for UK government, international and longitudinal socio-economic data.
Coverage includes the British Crime Survey, British Household Panel Survey, General Household Survey, Labour Force Survey and the World Bank's data.
Further content includes the British Cohort Study, International Social Survey Programme, Millennium Cohort Study, National Statistics Time Series and statistics from the IMF and IEA (International Energy Agency).
To access some data, you need to log in/register with UK Data Service. Some datasets restrict access e.g. where commercial usage might be sought, permission could be required or sponsoring organisations may vet publications.
Provides online access to publications and statistics from the OECD Organisation for Economic Development, IEA (International Energy Agency), NEA (Nuclear Energy Agency), OECD Development Centre and ITF (International Transport Forum). Note: IEA datasets are available via the UK Data Service.
Statista is a Google-like search tool for market research and statistics with facts and figures easily displayed in charts and graphs. It provides access to more than one million statistics, ready to use in PPT, XLS and PNG format.
• Access to 1 million statistics - ready to use in PPT, XLS and PNG formats.
• PowerPoint dossiers on 3000 of the most searched-for topics such as online gaming, e-commerce, car sharing and organic food markets.
• Five year revenue forecasts on 42 countries and 400 industries.
• Industry reports (USA-focused) including SWOT analyses and forecasts.
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. Also listed are the web sites of national and continental patent offices.
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.
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 i.e. 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.
Full text access to documents covering health, safety and environmental issues. OHSIS covers current regulations, standards, guidance and best practice documents from many providers including the HSE, Cabinet Office and Government Departments. OHSIS is updated daily and provides an alerting service.