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About the ProQuest Dialog Platform

The ProQuest Dialog platform makes over 100 A&I (abstract & index) and full text collections accessible to researchers. This aggregation of content from the world’s leading specialized publishers gives users access to comprehensive scientific and technical literature collections, as well as a broad range of news and trade content covering every industry segment. In addition, ProQuest Dialog offers the largest collection of both full text and specialized patent databases on the market.

One unified interface offers search modes for all types of searches, including basic search, advanced search, command line, and citation/patent number lookup search forms. Advanced and Command line search forms support complex multi-set strategies.

Customized reporting with formats, fields and branding options are available for post-processing needs, including RTF/PDF/HTML/TXT reports, XLS exports for further data manipulation projects in Microsoft Excel, export formats for various reference management products, XML for other post-processing purposes, and more.

ProQuest Dialog offers free search time and unique and flexible pricing models, including both transactional and subscription plans. ProQuest Dialog Product Page

Latest News on Major Databases Launches/Updates

New legal status available in INPADOC

The European Patent Office (EPO) has just released a new legal status product with enhancements to structure and content. We’re pleased to announce that ProQuest Dialog customers who use the INPADOC database have access to this new legal status immediately.

This release improves the accuracy and reliability of legal status information. ProQuest Dialog worked alongside the EPO to guarantee our INPADOC customers had access to this legal status without delay. As of January 2017, updates to the INPADOC database on ProQuest Dialog now contain these enhancements. For legal certainty, use the INPADOC database for patent research.

If you are interested in personalized training on how to use INPADOC’s legal status, please contact your account manager or email us.

You can find more details on this enhancement in the document below.


MEDLINE® and ToxFile® reload January 13-15

Every year, MEDLINE and ToxFile are reloaded on ProQuest Dialog when the National Library of Medicine (NLM) re-indexes relevant documents from the whole database with changed medical terms. The 2017 reload of MEDLINE and ToxFile will take place Sunday, January 15. Due to the reload, ProQuest Dialog will not update MEDLINE or ToxFile from Friday, January 13 at 9 a.m. EST through Sunday, January 15 at 6 p.m. EST. The databases will still be available, but no new content will be loaded during that time.

Following the 2017 reload, all documents in MEDLINE and ToxFile will reflect 2017 changes. You may need to update your searches and alerts with the 2017 MeSH vocabulary.  You'll find more details on this page.

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