5 Features to Always Look for on Search System and Database Websites

news · 9 years ago
by Joelle Mornini (Intellogist)
JChem Base
Professional patent searchers utilize many different types of search resources, including both free and subscription patent and non-patent literature databases. These databases may be accessible through a search platform built specifically for that dataset, or the database may be accessible on a larger subscription-based platform that hosts numerous databases (like EBSCOhost, Dialog, STN, etc). It can be difficult to decide which databases or search platforms to utilize (and subscribe to), but a good database or search system website should provide you with the information you need to make your decision, all without spending a dime. I often need to look at database and search system websites when compiling updates for the System Reports and Community Reports on Intellogist, so I’ve seen my fair share of both excellent and not-so-stellar search system websites. There are five features I always look for on a database or search system website that provide me with the coverage, updates, features, and pricing information that I need to write a detailed report on the product. Read the whole post on Intellogist