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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

What's New on PQDialog

Latest ProQuest Dialog Release - Feb 2018

The latest ProQuest Dialog release went live on Thursday, February 22 – and we’re pleased to announce the following key enhancements:

1 - New Database: Northern Light - Life Sciences Conference Abstracts & Posters

  • Timely: data picked-up as soon as it’s made available – this may predate the conference start date; usually no later than two weeks after the conference ends
  • PQD A&I records link through to the Northern Light portal – where further links to the Conference Website may be available
  • Use cases: Current awareness: “gray literature” covering activity in life sciences conference space – affects Pharmacovigilance and Competitive Intelligence
  • Year Coverage: 2010 to date – Geographic Coverage: International – Updates Frequency: Daily
  • Size at launch:
    •  2.7 million abstracts
    • 144,000 posters (incl. charts, images, and other graphics)
    • 3,800 conferences covered since 2010
  • Check the Prosheet

2 - INPADOC Family and Legal Status – 5 new search mnemonics

  • APID       a new family ID that groups patents together from the same “country family”
  • DCRE     date a record was created by the EPO 
  • LCRE     date of a new legal action
  • DUPD     date the EPO revised a record

3 - Excel Output – Drug Pipeline Databases

Changes implemented to improve the export from AdisInsight: Drugs and IMS R&D Focus – specifically. Changes may be noticeable elsewhere too. To see more details of the columns changed or newly introduced go to the related box in Support Materials.

4 - PQD Visualization – 5 more charts

  • Language chart - Find publications in local languages
  • Source type chart - See what types of publications are most used for your topic – conferences, newspapers, websites, etc.
  • Database chart - Useful when >1 databases are open to see how your results are distributed across content sets.

        ProQuest Dissertation and Thesis - Two charts that show where R&D is trending:

  •   University name
  •   University location

5 - Patent Duplicate Detection – filter by latest date

New Patent Family Filter: Latest Publication

Simplifies workflows that require the most recent patent publication of an invention for analysis and reporting.   For example, a clearance search or patent infringement case.

6 - Medline & Embase annual reloads, respectively January and February 2018

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

For a reminder of the previous Updates, go here.

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