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CAS SciFinder-n

Index of worldwide chemistry literature accompanied by chemical structures, reactions, suppliers, biosequences, and retrosynthetic analyses. Registration required.

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Espacenet

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(Open Access) The European Patent Office’s public search tool for patent information

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Google Scholar

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(Open Access) Searches across a wide range of scholarly literature from academic publishers, professional societies, university repositories, and other scholarly websites.

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The Lens

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(Open Access) Index of patents, scholarship, and biological sequences. Allows users to view citation relationships among them.

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Reaxys

Information about millions of chemical structures, reactions, and properties contained in the Beilstein and Gmelin databases.

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Scopus

Abstracts and citations of peer-reviewed literature covering the fields of science, technology, medicine, social sciences, arts, and humanities.

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Trademark Search

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(Open Access) The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)’s database of registered trademarks and prior pending applications. Also includes available information on inactive applications and registrations.

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WIPO

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(Open Access) World intellectual property data, including patents, trademarks, and industrial design information.

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