Non-patent literature (NPL)

At Sherman Patent Search Group, we have a unique advantage over other patent search firms. We have unprecedented non-patent literature capabilities. Non-patent literature provides a wealth of information that is rarely utilized, due to lack of resources, time, or budget. This can prove pivotal and significant when dealing with invalidity and patentability matters. Below is a partial list of the databases we have full text access to (note: this is only a small fraction of the databases we have full text access to):

  • IEEE Xplore
  • Engineering & Science
  • INSPEC
  • ProQuest Dissertations and Theses
  • Web of Science
  • ACD/Public Chromatography Applications Database
  • ACLS Humanities E-Book
  • ACM Digital Library
  • ACM periodicals & magazines: most titles from volume 1
  • ACM proceedings, ACM SIG conference proceedings 1991+, in some cases 1985+.
  • ADS (Astrophysics Data System) Classic
  • The SAO/NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS) is a Digital Library
  • portal for researchers in Astronomy and Physics, operated by the
  • Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) under a NASA grant. The
  • ADS maintains three bibliographic databases containing more than 7.1
  • million records: Astronomy and Astrophysics, Physics, and arXiv
  • e-prints.
  • ADS 2.0
  • The alpha interface to the 2.0 version of the SAO/NASA
  • Astrophysics Data System (ADS), offering Author, First Author, Title
  • and Fulltext search options.
  • Agricola
  • 1970+ agriculture index and abstracts from the National
  • Agricultural Library; books and audiovisual materials as well as
  • journal articles; more info
  • AIDS Clinical Trials Information Service
  • Current information on federally and privately funded clinical
  • trials for AIDS patients and others infected with the human
  • immunodeficiency virus (HIV); includes experimental drugs; more info
  • America: History and Life
  • Index to periodicals, book chapters and theses for U.S. and
  • Canadian history from prehistory to present. Indexes materials dating
  • back to 1954. Selected links to full text articles.
  • American Chemical Society Journals
  • American Heart Association Journals
  • American Medical Association Journals
  • Searches JAMA, and the archives of the journals Dermatology,
  • Facial Plastic Surgery, Family Medicine, General Psychiatry, Internal
  • Medicine, Neurology, Ophthalmology, Otolaryngology – Head & Neck
  • Surgery, Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, and Surgery.
  • American Meteorological Society Journals
  • Analytical Abstracts
  • Current awareness and information retrieval service for analytical
  • scientists. Search the worldwide analytical literature conveniently
  • and rapidly, covering the period from 1980 until the latest update.
  • Annual Reviews
  • Since 1932, Annual Reviews has offered comprehensive, timely
  • collections of critical reviews written by leading scientists. Annual
  • Reviews volumes are published each year for 29 focused disciplines
  • within the Biomedical, Physical, and Social Sciences.
  • Anthropological Index Online
  • The Anthropological Index to Current Periodicals in the The
  • Anthropology Library at the British Museum (incorporating the former
  • Royal Anthropological Institute library).
  • APPI Journals
  • Search for articles in the journals published by American
  • Psychiatric Publishing, Inc.
  • ArchiveGrid
  • ARTFL
  • American and French research on the treasury of the French
  • language; 13th to 20th century French texts; more information
  • Arts & Humanities Citation Index
  • Arts & Humanities Citation Index, 1994+; more info
  • Open access to thousands of e-prints in Physics, Mathematics,
  • Computer Science, Quantitative Biology, Quantitative Finance and
  • Statistics
  • ASM Alloy Phase Diagrams Center
  • Explore, search and view more than 28,000 binary and ternary phase
  • diagrams and associated phase and crystal data for more than 6200
  • systems.
  • ASM Journals
  • Search American Society for Microbiology Journals
  • ASTM Digital Library
  • A searchable index to ASTM publications and standards.
  • ASTM Standards Search
  • Online index to both current and historical ASTM standards. No
  • full-text access to standards.
  • Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
  • The SAO/NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS) is a Digital Library
  • portal for researchers in Astronomy and Physics, operated by the
  • Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) under a NASA grant. The
  • ADS maintains three bibliographic databases containing more than 7.1
  • million records: Astronomy and Astrophysics, Physics, and arXiv
  • e-prints.
  • Bartleby
  • Literature and reference books on the web.
  • Bartlett Quotations
  • This tenth edition of 1919 contains over 11,000 searchable quotations.
  • BASE
  • BEACON eSpace at Jet Propulsion Laboratory
  • BEACON eSpace provides an open archive of externally published
  • JPL-authored material
  • Berkeley Electronic Press
  • Search bepress journals.
  • Bibliotheque Nationale Catalog
  • BioBase – Proteome
  • Bioethics Resources on the Web (NIH)
  • BioMed Central
  • BioOne (CSA)
  • BioTechniques’ Protocol Guide
  • BRENDA
  • BusinessFile ASAP
  • …in addition to hundreds more…