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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

Enhancements to Embase - March 2017

The publisher of Embase® has released some enhancements that will benefit your ProQuest Dialog Embase search.
Errata and retractions: New document types and related record notes indicating errata (corrected articles) and retractions will allow you to connect errata and retractions to their original bibliographic record. The terminology in ProQuest Dialog is as follows:

  • Erratum In
  • Erratum For, or ‘Published Erratum’
  • Retraction In, ‘Retracted Publication’
  • Retraction Of, or ‘Retraction of Publication’

2017 Inspec reload begins March 25

Our annual reload of the Inspec® database will be take place March 25-26, 2017. This reload will introduce the 2017 versions of the Inspec thesaurus and classification look-up. Twenty-two new thesaurus terms have been added this year; no changes have been made to the classification in 2017.

New Inspec thesaurus terms for 2017 are:

affective computing
automotive electric vehicles
crystal growth from solid
electric vehicle charging
exhaust gases
hardware-in-the loop simulation
image annotation
junctionless nanowire transistors
Linked Data
machine-to-machine communication

magnetic gears 
Microsoft Windows (operating systems)
mode-division multiplexing
NoSQL databases
solar sails
topological lattices
topological superconductors
voice activity detection
voltage-source convertors









2017 terms are applied to records added to Inspec from January 2017 and beyond.
Alert deliveries will not be impacted by this reload. However, you may want to update your searches and alerts with these new terms to ensure you get the most complete results.

For more information about the thesaurus changes, and details of how existing terms are related to the new 2017 terms, refer to:

Inspec New Thesaurus Terms for 2017
Inspec Thesaurus and Classification Code Changes

If you have any questions about any of these these changes, please contact your account manager or our customer experience team at

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